2018 Iowa County Subdivisions

mydata.iowa.gov | Last Updated 30 Jul 2019

This dataset contains the county subdivisions in Iowa, which are the primary divisions of counties for the reporting of Census Bureau data. They include legally-recognized minor civil divisions (MCDs) and statistical census county divisions (CCDs), and unorganized territories. TIGER/Line Shapefiles are extracted from the Census MAF/TIGER database by nation, state, county, and entity. Census MAF/TIGER data for all of the aforementioned geographic entities are then distributed among the shapefiles each containing attributes for line, polygon, or landmark geographic data.

Tags: census, tiger/line shapefiles, county subdivisions, townships

This dataset has the following 8 columns:

Column NameAPI Column NameData TypeDescriptionSample Values
FIPSfipstextThe FIPS is a concatenation of the state FIPS code, followed by the county FIPS code, followed by the county subdivision FIPS code. No spaces are allowed between the two codes. The State FIPS code is taken from "National Standard Codes (ANSI INCITS 38-2009), Federal Information Processing Series (FIPS) - States". The county FIPS code is taken from "National Standard Codes (ANSI INCITS 31-2009), Federal Information Processing Series (FIPS) - Counties/County Equivalents". The county subdivision FIPS code is taken from Federal Information Processing Series Census Codes for Named Populated Places, Primary County Divisions, and other Locational Entities of the United States, Puerto Rico, and the Island Areas (Formerly FIPS 55-3). Field originally GEOID in source file.
GNISgnistextThe GNIS for the county subdivision is taken from INCITS 446:2008 (Geographic Names Information System (GNIS)), Identifying Attributes for Named Physical and Cultural Geographic Features (Except Roads and Highways) of the United States, Its Territories, Outlying Areas, and Freely Associated Areas, and the Waters of the Same to the Limit of the Twelve-Mile Statutory Zone. Field originally COUSUBNS in source file.
CountycountyfptextName of county the subdivision is located. Derived from National Standard Codes (ANSI INCITS 31-2009), Federal Information Processing Series (FIPS) - Counties/County Equivalents.
NamenametextCounty subdivision name
Legal DescriptionnamelsadtextName and the translated legal/statistical area description for county subdivision
Land AreaalandnumberLand area within county subdivision in meters squared.
Water AreaawaternumberWater area within county subdivision in meters squared.
Geometrythe_geommultipolygonShape of the county subdivision