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Located in: Greenbrier County (see below)

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

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

Elevation: 1,670 feet [509.02 m] above sea level<2>

GPS Coordinates (Latitude/Longitude)<3>

For the purpose of mapping and calculating distances, we have chosen a reference point within Snowflake. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.7468, Longitude: -80.5545     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Snowflake have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

DMS - Degrees, Minutes, Seconds

Lat:   37° 44' 48"
Lon:   -80° 33' 16"

Name of USGS Topo Map:<4>   Fort Spring

Federal GNIS/FIPS Codes for Snowflake

GNIS ID:   1555657
FIPS State / Place Code:   54 / 75004

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


About Greenbrier County

The community of Lewisburg is the County Seat for Greenbrier County.

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

Population

2016:<5>     35,279   (0.57% decrease since 2010)  
2010:     35,480   (2.98% increase since 2000)
2000:     34,453

Total Area:<6>   1,024 sq. miles [2,653.5 km²]

Housing Units:<7>   18,980

Federal GNIS/FIPS Codes for Greenbrier

GNIS ID:   1557518
FIPS State / County Code:   54 / 025

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


About West Virginia

From the US Census

Population

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

Websites for State of West Virginia

Official Website:   www.wv.gov/
Tourism:   www.wvtourism.com/
Parks:   www.wvparks.com/
Fishing:   www.wvdnr.gov/Fishing/Fishing.shtm
Hunting:   www.wvdnr.gov/hunting/hunting_regs.shtm

Federal GNIS/FIPS Codes for State of West Virginia

GNIS ID:   1779805
FIPS State:   54

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

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Footnotes ...

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

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<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Snowflake - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<3>The longitude & latitude values may not be the geographic center of Snowflake, rather it may be a prominent intersection or the center of population, etc. It will vary depending on the source.

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<4>The USGS 7.5 Minute topographic map which includes Snowflake.

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<5>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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<6>The area value has been supplied by the US Census Bureau and it can be different than the geographic boundaries of Snowflake. 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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<7>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 Snowflake.