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Welcome to Matoaka ...

The town of Matoaka is located in Mercer County.

From the  Census Estimates for 2017, Matoaka has a population of 210 people<1> (see below for details).

Matoaka is 2,500 feet [762 m] above sea level.<2> In other words, the altitude of Matoaka is about ½ mile above sea level.

Time Zone: Matoaka lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Telephone area codes for Matoaka: (304) and (681)<3>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Matoaka had a population of 227 people. This makes Matoaka the county's 5th most populous community.

The population of Matoaka represents 0.01% of the total population of West Virginia (which has 1,852,994 people), making it the state's 209th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 227 people, the population of Matoaka decreased 28.39% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 317 people).

Taken from the 2017 Census Estimates, Matoaka had an population of 210 people. This is a decrease of 7.49% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 33.75% since the 2000 Census).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Matoaka.

Communities near Matoaka ...

The following is a sample of nearby communities. Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance from Matoaka and not the distance if you drove.<4>.

Community   2017
Population
DirectionDistance
Bluefield (VA)   [Map]   4,714   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
Pocahontas (VA)   [Map]   362   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
Athens   [Map]   921   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
Bluefield   [Map]   9,869   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
Gary   [Map]   827   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
Mullens   [Map]   1,369   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Matoaka.

Communities Also Named Matoaka ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 2 communities that are also named Matoaka - they are located in Florida and Oklahoma.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Matoaka.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections that should be of interest to those chasing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Matoaka. We make it easy to see an overhead view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Matoaka. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Matoaka.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Matoaka:

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Matoaka ...

Looking for more information about Matoaka? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you get an overview with links that will help you to find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

Looking for more information about Matoaka? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you get an overview with links that will help you to find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Matoaka, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Matoaka.

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for State of West Virginia: www.wv.gov/



Footnotes ...

<1>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Matoaka.

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<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Matoaka - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<3>Area code (681) is an overlay for area code (304).

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<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance from Matoaka. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Matoaka) to Point B.

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Matoaka. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.4182, Longitude: -81.2418     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Matoaka have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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