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The location of Shafer

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Census Data for Shafer ...

As far as we can tell, Shafer 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 Shafer, you might be interested in some nearby communities where we do:

 Community 2016<1>
Population
DirectionDistance<2>
 Elkins7,187   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]

Tucker County ...

Shafer is located in Tucker County.

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

Population Rings for Shafer ...

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

  Radius   No of
    Communities    
2016
    Population    
Change
  Since 2010    
10 mi   [16 km]73,709-2.88%
15 mi   [24 km]116,304-1.99%
20 mi   [32 km]1914,521-1.31%
25 mi   [40 km]2633,407+1.22%
30 mi   [48 km]3338,343+1.2%

Miscellaneous Information for Shafer ...

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 Tucker County or the community of Shafer:

The GNIS Codes ...

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

GNIS ID for Shafer: 1552839

GNIS ID for Tucker County: 1689423

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: 093 (Tucker County)

Place Code: 73132 (Shafer)

State & County Code: 54/093 (West Virginia / Tucker County)

State & Place Code: 54/73132 (West Virginia / Shafer)

Misc. Census Codes ...

Shafer 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 Shafer.

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Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Shafer. 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 'point-to-point' distance that stretches from Shafer. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Shafer) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Shafer. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.2193, Longitude: -79.5678     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Shafer 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 Shafer.