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Located in: Pocahontas County (see below)

Typical Abbreviation: Slaty Frk.

Time Zone: Slaty Fork lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT)

Telephone Area Codes: (304), (681)<1>

ZIP Code: 26291<2>

Elevation: 2,680 feet [816.86 m] above sea level<3>

GPS Coordinates (Latitude/Longitude)<4>

For the purpose of mapping and calculating distances, we have chosen a reference point within Slaty Fork. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.4161, Longitude: -80.1264     [Map].

DMS - Degrees, Minutes, Seconds

Lat:   38° 24' 57"
Lon:   -80° 7' 35"

Name of USGS Topo Map:<5>   Sharp Knob

Federal GNIS/FIPS Codes for Slaty Fork

GNIS ID:   1552924
FIPS State / Place Code:   54 / 74680

(For more about Federal Codes, see our Misc Page for Slaty Fork)

About Pocahontas County

The community of Marlinton is the County Seat for Pocahontas County.

From the 2010 US Census     (For more detail, see our Census Page for Pocahontas)


2016:<6>     8,501   (2.5% decrease since 2010)  
2010:     8,719   (4.51% decrease since 2000)
2000:     9,131

Total Area:<7>   941 sq. miles [2,439.3 km²]

Housing Units:<8>   8,847

Federal GNIS/FIPS Codes for Pocahontas

GNIS ID:   1550044
FIPS State / County Code:   54 / 075

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About West Virginia

From the US Census


2016:     1,831,102   (1.18% decrease since 2010)  
2010:     1,852,994   (2.47% increase since 2000)
2000:     1,808,344

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Federal GNIS/FIPS Codes for State of West Virginia

GNIS ID:   1779805
FIPS State:   54

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<1>Area code (681) is an overlay for area code (304). For more about area code overlays, please see our Glossary for Slaty Fork.

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<2>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 community (such as Slaty Fork). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Slaty Fork or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

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

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<4>The longitude & latitude values may not be the geographic center of Slaty Fork, rather it may be a prominent intersection or the center of population, etc. It will vary depending on the source.

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<5>The USGS 7.5 Minute topographic map which includes Slaty Fork.

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<6>Every year, the US Census Bureau creates a population estimate for the preceeding year. Keep in mind that this value is an estimate and not an actual count. The most recent Census estimate is for the year 2016.

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<7>The area value has been supplied by the US Census Bureau and it can be different than the geographic boundaries of Slaty Fork. The value given by the Census Bureau reflects their statistical (or sampling) requirements. For example, if there is a cluster of people living just outside of the community's official boundary, the Census-defined area might be expanded to include that group.

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<8>A Housing Unit is a broad term for those places where people live (whether occupied or temporarily vacant), such as a house, an apartment, a mobile home, or an area that is considered as a separate living quarter. Separate living quarters (consisting of one or more rooms) are considered to be those places where people live, sleep and eat separately from others and that have access to the outside (either directly or by a shared hallway).

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Slaty Fork.