ZIP Codes ...
While some people have used a ZIP code to identify a community, the purpose of the ZIP code was to make mail delivery more efficient by grouping addresses together. Although the ZIP Code doesn't specifically identify a city like Bayou La Batre, it does identify addresses that are in (or near) Bayou La Batre. It's important to remember that the boundaries of a ZIP Code are defined by the needs of the USPS and can be changed, re-assigned or overlapped with other ZIP Codes.
The ZIP code for Bayou La Batre: 36509<3>
Referenced GNIS Records ...
GNIS ID #113605 (Name of Record: Bayou La Batre)
Class: populated place
A place or area having clustered or scattered buildings and a permanent population (such as a city, settlement, town or village). The boundaries may or may not coincide with the perceived population.
A 'populated place' record may have a corresponding 'census' or 'civil' record. The information contained in the 'populated place' record applies only to the class and should not be confused with either the 'census' and 'civil' classes.
Map Name: Coden
Lat: 30.403516 Lon: -88.248522 [Map]
Elev: 2 ft.
GNIS ID #2403828 (Name of Record: City of Bayou La Batre)
A political division formed for administrative purposes (such as a borough, county, incorporated place, parish, town or township).
A 'civil' record may have a corresponding 'census' or 'populated place' record. The information contained in the 'civil' record applies only to the class and should not be confused with either the 'census' and 'populated place' classes.
Map Name: Grand Bay
Lat: 30.4130424 Lon: -88.261119 [Map]
Elev: 3 ft.
Referenced FIPS Records ...
FIPS Code: 01/04684 (Place Name: Bayou La Batre)
County: Mobile (FIPS State/County: 01/097)
Identifies an incorporated place (ie- Bayou La Batre) that does not serve as a primary county division - or in other words, it is included in and is part of a primary county division (ie- Mobile County).
GSA Code: 250
MRF Code: 140
MSA Code: 5160