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Terra Alta, West Virginia
Welcome to Terra Alta ...
The town of Terra Alta is located in Preston County.
The location of Terra Alta has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<1>
From the Census Estimates for 2017, Terra Alta has a population of 1,501 people<2> (see below for details).
Terra Alta is 2,580 feet [786 m] above sea level.<3> In other words, the altitude of Terra Alta is about ½ mile above sea level.
Time Zone: Terra Alta lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time
Area codes for Terra Alta: (304) & (681)<4>
Population Details ...
At the time of the 2010 Census, Terra Alta had a population of 1,477 people. This makes Terra Alta the county's 2nd most populous community.
The population of Terra Alta represents 0.08% of the total population of West Virginia (which has 1,852,994 people), making it the state's 84th most populous community.
With a 2010 count of 1,477 people, the population of Terra Alta increased 1.44% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 1,456 people).
Taken from the 2017 Census Estimates, Terra Alta had an population of 1,501 people. This is an increase of 1.62% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 3.09% since the 2000 Census).
More information can be found on the Census Page for Terra Alta.
Communities near Terra Alta ...
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Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance starting from Terra Alta and not the distance if you drove.<5>.
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Communities Also Named Terra Alta ...
Using our Gazetteer, we have found another community named Terra Alta - it's located in Ohio.
For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Terra Alta.
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TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Terra Alta ...
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This page was last modified: 06 Feb 2019