Miscellaneous Information for Philadelphia ...
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 Houston County or the community of Philadelphia:
The GNIS Codes ...
The current system of identification is called the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS). The following GNIS codes relate to Philadelphia:
GNIS ID for Philadelphia: 124674
GNIS ID for Houston County: 161560
GNIS ID for Alabama: 1779775
The FIPS Codes ...
An earlier (and largely obsolete) identification method was called the Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS):
State Code: 01 (Alabama)
County Code: 069 (Houston County)
Place Code: 59480 (Philadelphia)
State & County Code: 01/069 (Alabama / Houston County)
State & Place Code: 01/59480 (Alabama / Philadelphia)
Misc. Census Codes ...
Philadelphia is located in Census Region #3 (the South Region) and Division #6 (the East South-Central Division).
For more information about the various Federal identification codes, please visit our Misc Page for Philadelphia.