FIPS Codes for PA Counties

data.pa.gov | Last Updated 19 Jul 2017

This is a listing of Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) codes for each of the 67 counties in Pennsylvania. Information gathered from census data - https://www.census.gov/geo/reference/codes/cou.html For more technical details : Federal Information Processing Standards Publications (FIPS PUBS) are issued by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) after approval by the Secretary of Commerce pursuant to Section 111 (d) of the Federal Property and Administrative Services Act of 1949 as amended by the Computer Security Act of 1987, Public Law 100-235. Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) 6-4, Counties and Equivalent Entities of the U.S., Its Possessions, and Associated Areas -- 90 Aug 31 , provides the names and codes that represent the counties and other entities treated as equivalent legal and/or statistical subdivisions of the 50 States, the District of Columbia, and the possessions and freely associated areas of the United States. Counties are considered to be the "first-order subdivisions" of each State and statistically equivalent entity, regardless of their local designations (county, parish, borough, etc.).

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This dataset has the following 8 columns:

Column NameAPI Column NameData TypeDescriptionSample Values
State Name Abbreviationstate_name_abbreviationtextThe United States abbreviation for the State Name.
State Namestate_nametextThe United States State Name
State FIPS Codestate_fips_codetextThese are the first 2 digits of the 5-digit Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) code that designate the State association. Each State has its own 2-digit number and each County within the state has its own 3-digit number which are combined into a 5-digit number to uniquely identify every US county. For more technical details : Federal Information Processing Standards Publications (FIPS PUBS) are issued by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) after approval by the Secretary of Commerce pursuant to Section 111 (d) of the Federal Property and Administrative Services Act of 1949 as amended by the Computer Security Act of 1987, Public Law 100-235. Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) 6-4, Counties and Equivalent Entities of the U.S., Its Possessions, and Associated Areas -- 90 Aug 31 , provides the names and codes that represent the counties and other entities treated as equivalent legal and/or statistical subdivisions of the 50 States, the District of Columbia, and the possessions and freely associated areas of the United States. Counties are considered to be the "first-order subdivisions" of each State and statistically equivalent entity, regardless of their local designations (county, parish, borough, etc.). Information gathered from census data - https://www.census.gov/geo/reference/codes/cou.html
County FIPS Codecounty_fips_codetextThe FIPS county code is a five-digit Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) code (FIPS 6-4) which uniquely identifies counties and county equivalents in the United States, certain U.S. possessions, and certain freely associated states. This is the 3-digit part of the 5-digit county FIPS code specifically standing for the county.
County Codecounty_codetextTwo-digit code for the County
Short County Nameshort_county_nametextThe County Name
County Namecounty_nametextThe County Name with County behind the name for use in reporting as needed.
FIPS Class Codefips_class_codetextFIPS Class Codes H1:  identifies an active county or statistically equivalent entity that does not qualify under subclass C7 or H6. H4:  identifies a legally defined inactive or nonfunctioning county or statistically equivalent entity that does not qualify under subclass H6. H5:  identifies census areas in Alaska, a statistical county equivalent entity. H6:  identifies a county or statistically equivalent entity that is areally coextensive or governmentally consolidated with an incorporated place, part of an incorporated place, or a consolidated city. C7:  identifies an incorporated place that is an independent city; that is, it also serves as a county equivalent because it is not part of any county, and a minor civil division (MCD) equivalent because it is not part of any MCD.