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Ak-Chin Village, Arizona

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Various Identification Codes ...

GNIS Codes ...

The U.S. Board on Geographic Names (BGN) was created to address the problems caused by spelling and naming variations. The BGN will usually recognize an existing name or, when necessary, chose a name for a geographic feature (such as a mountain, lake, river, stream, city, town, village, dam, bridge, etc).

The BGN names are kept in a database called the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS) and it is the official Federal repository. The GNIS is operated and maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS).

A unique and permanent number has been assigned for each name in the GNIS database. These names and identifiers are definitive and it is intended that they are to be used by all departments of the Federal Government:

GNIS ID for Ak-Chin Village: 1866978

GNIS ID for Pinal County: 25447

GNIS ID for Arizona: 1779777

FIPS Codes ...

In a past effort, various federal agencies created a set of codes with a purpose similar to the GNIS codes. These codes are called the Federal Information Processing Standard (or the FIPS 55 codes). Although they are still used by some organizations, the FIPS codes are obsolete and will ultimately be replaced by the GNIS codes.

The following FIPS codes apply to Ak-Chin Village:

Place (Community) Code:  01090
State Code:  04 (Arizona)
County Code:  021 (Pinal County)

Since the Place and County FIPS codes are not unique and can be repeated in other States, it's necessary to combine the State code with the Place and County FIPS codes to uniquely identify them - for example:

State/Place Code:  04/01090
State/County Code:  04/021

As already mentioned, the FIPS codes are to be replaced by the GNIS codes. The following reflect those changes:

 FIPS Code   translates to   GNIS Code
State of Arizona:    04   1779777
Pinal County:    04/021   25447
Ak-Chin Village:    04/01090   1866978

GPS Location - GNIS Coordinates ...

An important aspect of the GNIS code is that it assigns a GPS location (the latitude/longitude) to the geographic feature. This location is simply a point on the map and does not represent the size or shape of the feature. In the case of Ak-Chin Village, it is a point within Ak-Chin Village that might be a post office, the city hall or simply an intersection - the point should really be considered arbitrary and only indicating a general location.

For Ak-Chin Village, the GNIS GPS location is given as:

Lat:   33° 1' 42"   (or 33.03°)

Lon:   -112° 5' 15"   (or -112.09°)   [Map]

Regional Codes ...

For statistical purposes, the US Census Bureau has divided the country into four Regions. Ak-Chin Village is located in Region #4 (the West Region).

In turn, the US Census Bureau has further divided each Region into Divisions. Ak-Chin Village is located in Division #8 (the Mountain Division).

The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has created ten Federal Regions. Ak-Chin Village is located in Region IX (Region 9).

Referenced GNIS Records ...

GNIS ID #1866978   (Name of Record: Ak-Chin Village)

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.

County: Pinal

Map Name: Maricopa

Lat: 33.0283838       Lon: -112.0876431   [Map]

Elev: 367 ft.

Referenced FIPS Records ...

FIPS Code: 04/01090   (Place Name: Ak-Chin Village)

County: Pinal     (FIPS State/County: 04/021)

Class: U1

MRF Code: 6

MSA Code: 6200

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The official website for Pinal County: www.co.pinal.az.us/

The official website for State of Arizona: www.az.gov/