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Sturgeon Branch, West Virginia

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Census Data for Sturgeon Branch ...

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

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

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

 Community 2016<2>
 Beckley16,972   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
 Oak Hill8,544   W   18 miles [29 km]
 Lewisburg3,921   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
 Summersville3,434   N   23 miles [37 km]
 Fayetteville2,852   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]

Fayette County ...

Sturgeon Branch is located in Fayette County.

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

Population Rings for Sturgeon Branch ...

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

  Radius   No of
  Since 2010    
5 mi   [8 km]31,825-3.13%
10 mi   [16 km]53,034-2.63%
15 mi   [24 km]63,039-2.63%
20 mi   [32 km]1220,801+1.86%
25 mi   [40 km]2050,539-0.98%
30 mi   [48 km]2555,729-1.11%

Miscellaneous Information for Sturgeon Branch ...

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 Fayette County or the community of Sturgeon Branch:

The GNIS Codes ...

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

GNIS ID for Sturgeon Branch: 1559374

GNIS ID for Fayette County: 1560095

GNIS ID for West Virginia: 1779805

Misc. Census Codes ...

Sturgeon Branch 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 Sturgeon Branch.

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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 Sturgeon Branch, 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 'point-to-point' distance starting in Sturgeon Branch. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Sturgeon Branch) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Sturgeon Branch. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.9379, Longitude: -80.8179     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Sturgeon Branch 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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