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Cowen, West Virginia
Welcome to Cowen ...
From the Census Estimates for 2019, Cowen has a population of 468 people<2> (see below for details).
We don't have a date for the establishment of Cowen.
Cowen is 2,230 feet [680 m] above sea level.<3> In other words, the elevation of Cowen is about ½ mile above sea level.
Time Zone: Cowen lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time
Telephone area codes for Cowen: (304) & (681)<4>
The ZIP code for Cowen: 26206<5>
Population Details ...
Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Cowen had an population of 468 people. This is a decrease of 13.49% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 8.77% since the 2000 Census).
At the time of the 2010 Census, Cowen had a population of 541 people (which is 5.91% of the total population of Webster County). This makes Cowen the county's 2nd most populous community.
The population of Cowen represents 0.03% of the population of West Virginia (which has 1,852,994 people), making it the state's 161st most populous community.
With a 2010 count of 541 people, the population of Cowen increased 5.46% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 513 people).
More information can be found on the Census Page for Cowen.
Adding Cowen to Our Gazetteer ...
As we work on our Gazetteer, we occasionally find mention of a community that is new to us. When we find such a community, we add it to our Gazetteer with the hope of adding more information in the future.
We originally found mention of Cowen in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.
In addition, we also found mention of Cowen elsewhere: The earliest map where we found it was on a Rand McNally Map of West Virginia (1911).
For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Cowen on our Genealogy Page.
Communities Also Named Cowen ...
Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 2 communities that are also named Cowen - they are located in Illinois and Texas.
For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Cowen.
Communities near Cowen ...
We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Cowen.
To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...
We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.
We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Cowen. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Cowen.
Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Cowen. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Cowen.
We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Cowen. See our Newspapers Page for Cowen.
TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Cowen ...
Looking for more information about Cowen? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.
In addition to the Tourism page for Cowen, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Cowen.
Other Roadside Stops ...
Off-the-Road Links ...
Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Cowen. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.
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This page was last modified: 04 May 2021