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Welcome to Poca ...

The town of Poca is located in Putnam County.

The location of Poca has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<1>

From the  Census Estimates for 2017, Poca has a population of 987 people<2> (see below for details).

Poca is 600 feet [183 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Area codes for Poca: (304) and (681)<4>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Poca had a population of 974 people. This makes Poca the county's 5th most populous community.

The population of Poca represents 0.05% of the population of West Virginia (which has 1,852,994 people), making it the state's 111st most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 974 people, the population of Poca decreased 3.85% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 1,013 people).

Taken from the 2017 Census Estimates, Poca had an population of 987 people. This is an increase of 1.33% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 2.57% since the 2000 Census).

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

Communities near Poca ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance starting from Poca and not the distance as if you drove.<5>.

Community   2017
Population
DirDistance
Buffalo   [Map]   1,262   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
Charleston   [Map]   47,929   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
Dunbar   [Map]   7,338   SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
Eleanor   [Map]   1,598   NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
Hurricane   [Map]   6,542   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
Jefferson   [Map]   ---   S   6 miles [9.7 km]

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

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Poca. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Poca. 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 Poca.

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Poca ...

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

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About Putnam County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Poca. 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>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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<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Poca.

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<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Poca - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<4>Area code (681) is an overlay for area code (304).

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<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Poca) 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 Poca. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Poca

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Poca. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.4730, Longitude: -81.8125     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Poca have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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