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Welcome to Oceana ...

The town of Oceana is located in Wyoming County<1>.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Oceana has a population of 1,212 people<2> (see below for details).

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

Oceana is 1,410 feet [430 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Area codes for Oceana: (304) & (681)<4>

The ZIP code for Oceana: 24870<5>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Oceana had an population of 1,212 people. This is a decrease of 13.06% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 21.81% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Oceana had a population of 1,394 people (or 5.86% of the total population of Wyoming County). This makes Oceana the county's 2nd most populous community.

The population of Oceana represents 0.08% of the population of West Virginia (which has 1,852,994 people), making it the state's 92nd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 1,394 people, the population of Oceana decreased 10.06% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 1,550 people).

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

Communities Also Named Oceana ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 3 communities that are also named Oceana - they are located in California, Georgia and Virginia.

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

Communities near Oceana ...

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

  • Welch [McDowell County]
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    • Welch [McDowell County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the south of Oceana
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,575 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Welch
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Welch<7>
  • Mullens [Wyoming County]
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    • Mullens [Wyoming County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the southeast of Oceana
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,288 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mullens have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mullens<7>
  • Man [Logan County]
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    • Man [Logan County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<6> to the west of Oceana
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 619 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Man have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Man
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Man<7>
  • Pineville [Wyoming County]
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    • Pineville [Wyoming County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<6> to the southeast of Oceana
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 567 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pineville have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pineville<7>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Gilbert [Mingo County]
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      • Gilbert [Mingo County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the southwest of Oceana
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 378 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gilbert have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gilbert<7>
    • Davy [McDowell County]
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      • Davy [McDowell County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the south of Oceana
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 324 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Davy have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Lester [Raleigh County]
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      • Lester [Raleigh County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the east of Oceana
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 312 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lester have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Iaeger [McDowell County]
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      • Iaeger [McDowell County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the southwest of Oceana
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 232 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Iaeger have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Iaeger
    • Rhodell [Raleigh County]
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      • Rhodell [Raleigh County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the east of Oceana
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 159 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rhodell have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rhodell
    • Kimball [McDowell County]
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      • Kimball [McDowell County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the south of Oceana
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 147 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kimball have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kimball
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kimball<7>

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 Oceana. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Oceana.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Oceana. 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 Oceana.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Oceana. See our Newspapers Page for Oceana.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Oceana ...

Looking for more information about Oceana? 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 Oceana, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Oceana.

Adding Oceana to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Oceana in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Oceana was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Oceana on a map titled Rand McNally Map of West Virginia (1911).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Oceana on our Genealogy Page.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in West Virginia

About Wyoming County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Oceana. 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 Wyoming, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Oceana.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Oceana - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>Area code (681) is an overlay for area code (304).
<5>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a town (such as Oceana). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Oceana or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Oceana) 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 Oceana. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from OceanaOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Oceana. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.6920, Longitude: -81.6286    
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<8>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.






















 

 

 

 

 


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