Miscellaneous Information for Alta ...
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 Fayette County or the community of Alta:
The GNIS Codes ...
The current system of identification is called the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS). The following GNIS codes relate to Alta:
GNIS ID for Alta: 1553719
GNIS ID for Fayette County: 1560095
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: 019 (Fayette County)
Place Code: 01276 (Alta)
State & County Code: 54/019 (West Virginia / Fayette County)
State & Place Code: 54/01276 (West Virginia / Alta)
Misc. Census Codes ...
Alta 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 Alta.