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The location of Short Gap

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Census Data for Short Gap ...

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

 Community 2016<1>
Population
DirectionDistance<2>
 Cumberland (MD)19,978   N   7 miles [11.3 km]
 Frostburg (MD)8,676   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
 Keyser5,200   SW   11 miles [17.7 km]

Mineral County ...

Short Gap is located in Mineral County.

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

Population Rings for Short Gap ...

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

  Radius   No of
    Communities    
2016
    Population    
Change
  Since 2010    
10 mi   [16 km]731,790-4.17%
15 mi   [24 km]1442,052-4.27%
20 mi   [32 km]1844,153-4.25%
25 mi   [40 km]2347,946-4.25%
30 mi   [48 km]2951,324-4.19%

Miscellaneous Information for Short Gap ...

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 Mineral County or the community of Short Gap:

The GNIS Codes ...

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

GNIS ID for Short Gap: 1546727

GNIS ID for Mineral County: 1717890

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: 057 (Mineral County)

Place Code: 73804 (Short Gap)

State & County Code: 54/057 (West Virginia / Mineral County)

State & Place Code: 54/73804 (West Virginia / Short Gap)

Misc. Census Codes ...

Short Gap 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 Short Gap.

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Mineral County: www.mineralcountywv.com/

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


The official website of the U.S. Board on Geographic Names (BGN)

The official website of the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)



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' distance that begins in Short Gap. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Short Gap) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Short Gap. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.5437, Longitude: -78.8111     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Short Gap 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 Short Gap.