Miscellaneous Information for Alpena ...
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 Randolph County or the community of Alpena:
The GNIS Codes ...
The current system of identification is called the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS). The following GNIS codes relate to Alpena:
GNIS ID for Alpena: 1553717
GNIS ID for Randolph County: 1550048
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: 083 (Randolph County)
Place Code: 01180 (Alpena)
State & County Code: 54/083 (West Virginia / Randolph County)
State & Place Code: 54/01180 (West Virginia / Alpena)
Misc. Census Codes ...
Alpena 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 Alpena.