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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 new 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 numeric identifier 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 Magna: 1430037

GNIS ID for Salt Lake County: 1448031

GNIS ID for Utah: 1455989

FIPS Codes ...

In a past effort, various federal agencies worked together to create 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 Magna:

Place (Community) Code:  47290
State Code:  49 (Utah)
County Code:  035 (Salt Lake 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:  49/47290
State/County Code:  49/035

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 Utah:    49   1455989
Salt Lake County:    49/035   1448031
Magna:    49/47290   1430037

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

Lat:   40° 42' 32"   (or 40.71°)

Lon:   -112° 6' 5"   (or -112.1°)   [Map]

Regional Codes ...

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

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

The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has created ten Federal Regions. Magna is located in Region VIII (Region 8).

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has created ten Management Regions. Magna is located in Region VIII (Region 8).

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 Magna, it does identify addresses that are in (or near) Magna. 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 Magna: 84044<1>

Referenced GNIS Records ...

GNIS ID #1430037   (Name of Record: Magna)

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: Salt Lake

Map Name: Magna

Lat: 40.7091121       Lon: -112.1016088   [Map]

Elev: 1304 ft.

Referenced FIPS Records ...

FIPS Code: 49/47290   (Place Name: Magna)

County: Salt Lake     (FIPS State/County: 49/035)

Class: U1

GSA Code: 1020

MRF Code: 535

MSA Code: 7160

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Magna: https://www.magnametrotownship.org/

The official website for Salt Lake County: www.slco.org/

The official website for State of Utah: https://www.utah.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 Magna or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).




 

 

 


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