Miscellaneous Information for Algoma ...
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 McDowell County or the community of Algoma:
The GNIS Codes ...
The current system of identification is called the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS). The following GNIS codes relate to Algoma:
GNIS ID for Algoma: 1534873
GNIS ID for McDowell County: 1689162
GNIS ID for West Virginia: 1779805
The FIPS Codes ...
An earlier (and largely obsolete) identification method was called the Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS):
State Code: 54 (West Virginia)
County Code: 047 (McDowell County)
Place Code: 00844 (Algoma)
State & County Code: 54/047 (West Virginia / McDowell County)
State & Place Code: 54/00844 (West Virginia / Algoma)
Misc. Census Codes ...
Algoma is located in Census Region #3 (the South Region) and Division #5 (the South Atlantic Division).
For more information about the various Federal identification codes, please visit our Misc Page for Algoma.