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Cheat Lake, West Virginia

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Census Data for Cheat Lake ...

As far as we can tell, Cheat Lake has not been included in past Census counts, so there is no population information for this community.

While we don't have census information for Cheat Lake, you might be interested in some nearby communities where we do:

 Community 2016<1>
 Morgantown30,855   SW   5 miles [8 km]
 Fairmont18,622   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]

Monongalia County ...

Cheat Lake is located in Monongalia County.

For more information, please visit our Census Page for Monongalia County.

Population Rings for Cheat Lake ...

To help identify the number of people who live in Cheat Lake and the surrounding area, we have drawn concentric rings centered on Cheat Lake. We counted the number of communities within each ring and summed their populations.<3> We don't have the population of Cheat Lake, so its people haven't been included.

  Radius   No of
  Since 2010    
5 mi   [8 km]331,981+3.77%
10 mi   [16 km]841,614+8.9%
15 mi   [24 km]1347,681+7.35%
20 mi   [32 km]2684,293+3.31%
25 mi   [40 km]43107,193+2.32%
30 mi   [48 km]71142,884+0.93%

Miscellaneous Information for Cheat Lake ...

The Federal government has assigned various identifying codes to each community, county and state. At one time or another, the US Census Bureau has referenced one (or more) of the following identifiers when referring to either Monongalia County or the community of Cheat Lake:

The GNIS Codes ...

The current system of identification is called the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS). The following GNIS codes relate to Cheat Lake:

GNIS ID for Cheat Lake: 1867648

GNIS ID for Monongalia County: 1550037

GNIS ID for West Virginia: 1779805

The FIPS Codes ...

An earlier (and largely obsolete) identification method was called the Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS):

State Code: 54 (West Virginia)

County Code: 061 (Monongalia County)

Place Code: 14775 (Cheat Lake)

State & County Code: 54/061 (West Virginia / Monongalia County)

State & Place Code: 54/14775 (West Virginia / Cheat Lake)

Misc. Census Codes ...

Cheat Lake is located in Census Region #3 (the South Region) and Division #5 (the South Atlantic Division).

For more information about the various Federal identification codes, please visit our Misc Page for Cheat Lake.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for West Virginia

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Cheat Lake. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

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The official website of the U.S. Board on Geographic Names (BGN)

The official website of the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)

Footnotes ...

<1>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance that stretches from Cheat Lake. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Cheat Lake) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Cheat Lake. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Cheat Lake

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Cheat Lake. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.6720, Longitude: -79.8534     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Cheat Lake have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<3>The communities in our count are those provided by the 2010 Census, so keep in mind that our population rings will only include the people living in those communities. Smaller communities usually don't participate directly in the Census and therefore they won't be included. While our count is a close approximation, it shouldn't be considered as a complete or accurate count.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Cheat Lake.