Miscellaneous Information for Virginia ...
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 Jefferson County or the community of Virginia:
The GNIS Codes ...
The current system of identification is called the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS). The following GNIS codes relate to Virginia:
GNIS ID for Virginia: 153856
GNIS ID for Jefferson County: 161562
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: 073 (Jefferson County)
Place Code: 79176 (Virginia)
State & County Code: 01/073 (Alabama / Jefferson County)
State & Place Code: 01/79176 (Alabama / Virginia)
Misc. Census Codes ...
Virginia 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 Virginia.