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The location of Thorny Creek

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Census Data for Thorny Creek ...

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

 Community 2016<1>
Population
DirectionDistance<2>
 Richwood1,955   W   27 miles [43.5 km]

Pocahontas County ...

Thorny Creek is located in Pocahontas County.

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

Population Rings for Thorny Creek ...

To help identify the number of people who live in Thorny Creek and the surrounding area, we have drawn concentric rings centered on Thorny Creek. We counted the number of communities within each ring and summed their populations.<3> We don't have the population of Thorny Creek, so its people haven't been included.

  Radius   No of
    Communities    
2016
    Population    
Change
  Since 2010    
5 mi   [8 km]21,014-3.8%
10 mi   [16 km]21,014-3.8%
20 mi   [32 km]31,261-4.03%
25 mi   [40 km]62,479-4.43%
30 mi   [48 km]95,068-4.97%

Miscellaneous Information for Thorny Creek ...

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 Thorny Creek:

The GNIS Codes ...

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

GNIS ID for Thorny Creek: 1558396

GNIS ID for Pocahontas County: 1550044

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: 075 (Pocahontas County)

Place Code: 80140 (Thorny Creek)

State & County Code: 54/075 (West Virginia / Pocahontas County)

State & Place Code: 54/80140 (West Virginia / Thorny Creek)

Misc. Census Codes ...

Thorny Creek is 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 Thorny Creek.

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Thorny Creek. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for State of West Virginia: www.wv.gov/


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Footnotes ...

<1>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance that starts in Thorny Creek. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Thorny Creek) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Thorny Creek. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.2529, Longitude: -80.0370     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Thorny Creek have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<3>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 Thorny Creek.