What is a state FIPS number?

What is a state FIPS number?

What is a state FIPS number?

FIPS codes are numbers which uniquely identify geographic areas. The number of digits in FIPS codes vary depending on the level of geography. State-level FIPS codes have two digits, county-level FIPS codes have five digits of which the first two are the FIPS code of the state to which the county belongs.

What is Statefp?

STATEFP The attribute STATEFP provides the Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS) code for the U.S. state, commonwealth, or territory in which the county or equivalent entity is located. If desired, the information in this spreadsheet can be used to create supplemental attributes for the shapefile.

What is the FIPS code for Michigan?

Michigan County FIPS Codes for NOAA Weather Radio with SAME Technology

County FIPS Code
Alcona 026001
Alger 026003
Allegan 026005
Alpena 026007

Is FIPS code same as zip code?

ZIP Codes are collections of mail delivery routes that the USPS uses to organize and expedite mail delivery. County FIPS Codes on the other hand are a five-digit number used to designate a specific county. A county will always be assigned a single FIPS code but the county may contain dozens of ZIP Codes.

What are FIPS codes used for?

FIPS (Federal Information Processing Standards) is a published series of standardized codes used for interchange between government agencies and other technical communities in order to ensure uniform practice and organization.

What is an 11 digit FIPS code?

A census tract FIPS code is an 11-digit number that uniquely identifies each census tract in the United States. It is a concatentation of – reading from left to right – the 2-digit state code, the 3-digit county code, and the 6-digit tract code.

Can a county have multiple zip codes?

Multiple Counties Per ZIP Code ZIP Codes cross county lines about 20% of the time. Many ZIP Codes span several counties and some even cross state lines.

Are FIPS codes still used?

FIPS 5-2 issued a 2-digit numeric value for each U.S. state, the District of Columbia, outlying territories and other affiliated areas. The Census now uses these updated ANSI codes; however the FIPS acronym still remains in use, though with a slightly altered meaning (Federal Information Processing Series).