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Spears, West Virginia

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Census Data for Spears ...

So far, we have found very little information about Spears. The little that we've found leads us believe that the community is historic.<1>

We've added Spears to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. If you can help us with Spears, please Contact Us.

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

 Community 2016<2>
 Huntington48,113   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
 South Charleston12,859   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
 Saint Albans10,553   NE   23 miles [37 km]
 Dunbar7,543   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]

Lincoln County ...

Spears is located in Lincoln County.

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

Population Rings for Spears ...

To help identify the number of people who live in Spears and the surrounding area, we have drawn concentric rings centered on Spears. We counted the number of communities within each ring and summed their populations.<4> We don't have the population of Spears, so its people haven't been included.

  Radius   No of
  Since 2010    
10 mi   [16 km]21,114-2.45%
15 mi   [24 km]53,682-4.69%
20 mi   [32 km]1010,204-6.2%
25 mi   [40 km]1741,544-2.13%
30 mi   [48 km]35174,225-2.99%

Miscellaneous Information for Spears ...

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 Lincoln County or the community of Spears:

The GNIS Codes ...

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

GNIS ID for Spears: 1741679

GNIS ID for Lincoln County: 1550028

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: 043 (Lincoln County)

Place Code: 75724 (Spears)

State & County Code: 54/043 (West Virginia / Lincoln County)

State & Place Code: 54/75724 (West Virginia / Spears)

Misc. Census Codes ...

Spears would have been 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 Spears.

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Footnotes ...

<1>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Spears, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

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<3>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance starting in Spears. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Spears) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Spears. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.1223, Longitude: -82.1157     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Spears have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<4>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 Spears.