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Welcome to Matoaka ...

The town of Matoaka is located in Mercer County<1>.

The location of Matoaka has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Matoaka has a population of 202 people<3> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Matoaka.

Matoaka is 2,500 feet [762 m] above sea level.<4> 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) & (681)<5>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Matoaka had an population of 202 people. This is a decrease of 11.01% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 36.28% since the 2000 Census).

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 (with a count of 317 people).

More information can be found on the Census 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.

Communities near Matoaka ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Matoaka.

  • Bluefield [Mercer County]
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    • Bluefield [Mercer County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<6> to the south of Matoaka
    • Estimated population in 2019: 9,629 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bluefield<7>
  • Princeton [Mercer County]
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    • Princeton [Mercer County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<6> to the southeast of Matoaka
    • Estimated population in 2019: 5,675 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Princeton
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Princeton<7>
  • Bluefield [Tazewell County]
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    • Bluefield [Tazewell County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<6> to the south of Matoaka
    • Estimated population in 2019: 4,837 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bluefield<7>
  • Welch [McDowell County]
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    • Welch [McDowell County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the west of Matoaka
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,644 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Welch<7>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Mullens [Wyoming County]
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      • Mullens [Wyoming County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<6> to the northwest of Matoaka
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,325 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mullens have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mullens
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mullens<7>
    • Sophia [Raleigh County]
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      • Sophia [Raleigh County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the north of Matoaka
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,231 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sophia have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sophia
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sophia<7>
    • Athens [Mercer County]
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      • Athens [Mercer County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<6> to the east of Matoaka
      • Estimated population in 2019: 897 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Athens
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Athens<7>
    • Gary [McDowell County]
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      • Gary [McDowell County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the west of Matoaka
      • Estimated population in 2019: 788 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gary have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gary
    • Pineville [Wyoming County]
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      • Pineville [Wyoming County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the northwest of Matoaka
      • Estimated population in 2019: 574 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pineville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pineville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pineville<7>
    • Pocahontas [Tazewell County]
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      • Pocahontas [Tazewell County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<6> to the southwest of Matoaka
      • Estimated population in 2019: 353 people
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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 Matoaka. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Matoaka.

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 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Matoaka.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Matoaka. See our Newspapers 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 can read an overview with links that will help you 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.

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Mercer County

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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: https://www.wv.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of West Virginia's counties, including Mercer, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Matoaka.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Matoaka - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Area code (681) is an overlay for area code (304).
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Matoaka) 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 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 we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.4182, Longitude: -81.2418       In this case, the coordinates for Matoaka have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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