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Census Data for Rockton ...

As far as we can tell, Rockton has not been included in past Census counts, so there is no population information for this community.

While we don't have census information for Rockton, you might be interested in some nearby communities where we do:

 Community 2016<1>
Population
DirectionDistance<2>
 Summersville3,434   S   23 miles [37 km]

Braxton County ...

Rockton is located in Braxton County.

For more information, please visit our Census Page for Braxton County.

Population Rings for Rockton ...

To help identify the number of people who live in Rockton and the surrounding area, we have drawn concentric rings centered on Rockton. We counted the number of communities within each ring and summed their populations.<3> We don't have the population of Rockton, so its people haven't been included.

  Radius   No of
    Communities    
2016
    Population    
Change
  Since 2010    
5 mi   [8 km]2902-0.66%
10 mi   [16 km]31,935+1.74%
15 mi   [24 km]42,212+1.51%
20 mi   [32 km]63,172-0.25%
25 mi   [40 km]119,314-2.47%
30 mi   [48 km]1413,368-3.65%

Miscellaneous Information for Rockton ...

The Federal government has assigned various identifying codes to each community, county and state. At one time or another, the US Census Bureau has referenced one (or more) of the following identifiers when referring to either Braxton County or the community of Rockton:

The GNIS Codes ...

The current system of identification is called the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS). The following GNIS codes relate to Rockton:

GNIS ID for Rockton: 1555510

GNIS ID for Braxton County: 1550010

GNIS ID for West Virginia: 1779805

The FIPS Codes ...

An earlier (and largely obsolete) identification method was called the Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS):

State Code: 54 (West Virginia)

County Code: 007 (Braxton County)

Place Code: 69700 (Rockton)

State & County Code: 54/007 (West Virginia / Braxton County)

State & Place Code: 54/69700 (West Virginia / Rockton)

Misc. Census Codes ...

Rockton is located in Census Region #3 (the South Region) and Division #5 (the South Atlantic Division).

For more information about the various Federal identification codes, please visit our Misc Page for Rockton.

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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


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Footnotes ...

<1>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance from Rockton. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Rockton) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Rockton. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.6195, Longitude: -80.8562     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Rockton have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<3>The communities in our count are those provided by the 2010 Census, so keep in mind that our population rings will only include the people living in those communities. Smaller communities usually don't participate directly in the Census and therefore they won't be included. While our count is a close approximation, it shouldn't be considered as a complete or accurate count.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Rockton.