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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 Richfield: 832541

GNIS ID for Sarpy County: 835898

GNIS ID for Nebraska: 1779792

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 Richfield:

Place (Community) Code:  41340
State Code:  31 (Nebraska)
County Code:  153 (Sarpy 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:  31/41340
State/County Code:  31/153

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 Nebraska:    31   1779792
Sarpy County:    31/153   835898
Richfield:    31/41340   832541

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 Richfield, it is a point within Richfield 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 Richfield, the GNIS GPS location is given as:

Lat:   41° 6' 29"   (or 41.11°)

Lon:   -96° 4' 31"   (or -96.08°)   [Map]

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Regional Codes ...

For statistical purposes, the US Census Bureau has divided the country into four Regions. Richfield is located in Region #2 (the Midwest Region).

In turn, the US Census Bureau has further divided each Region into Divisions. Richfield is located in Division #4 (the West North-Central Division).

The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has created ten Federal Regions. Richfield is located in Region VII (Region 7).

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has created ten Management Regions. Richfield is located in Region VII (Region 7).

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 community like Richfield, it does identify addresses that are in (or near) Richfield. 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 Richfield: 68059<1>

Referenced GNIS Records ...

GNIS ID #832541   (Name of Record: Richfield)

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: Sarpy

Map Name: Cedar Creek

Lat: 41.1083321       Lon: -96.0752931   [Map]

Elev: 370 ft.

Referenced FIPS Records ...

FIPS Code: 31/41340   (Place Name: Richfield)

County: Sarpy     (FIPS State/County: 31/153)

Class: U6

Identifies a populated place (ie- Richfield) that is wholly or substantially located outside the boundaries of any incorporated place or CDP (Census Designated Place) that has an authoritative common name recognized by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS).

MSA Code: 5920

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Richfield. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Sarpy County: www.sarpy.com/

The official website for State of Nebraska: www.nebraska.gov/


The official website of the U.S. Board on Geographic Names (BGN)

The official website of the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)

The official website of the U.S. Census Bureau

The official website of the U.S. Office of Management and Budget (OMB)

The official website of the U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

Footnotes ...

<1>When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Richfield or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

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