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Sunset, West Virginia

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Census Data for Sunset ...

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

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

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

 Community 2016<2>
 Covington (VA)5,518   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
 Clifton Forge (VA)3,715   S   26 miles [41.8 km]

Pocahontas County ...

Sunset is located in Pocahontas County.

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

Population Rings for Sunset ...

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

  Radius   No of
  Since 2010    
10 mi   [16 km]21,014-3.8%
20 mi   [32 km]31,261-4.03%
25 mi   [40 km]51,684-3.99%
30 mi   [48 km]1011,856-5.6%

Miscellaneous Information for Sunset ...

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 Pocahontas County or the community of Sunset:

The GNIS Codes ...

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

GNIS ID for Sunset: 1728170

GNIS ID for Pocahontas County: 1550044

GNIS ID for West Virginia: 1779805

Misc. Census Codes ...

Sunset 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 Sunset.

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Sunset. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.2001, Longitude: -79.9442     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Sunset 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 Sunset.