Miscellaneous Information for Canton ...
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 Doddridge County or the community of Canton:
The GNIS Codes ...
The current system of identification is called the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS). The following GNIS codes relate to Canton:
GNIS ID for Canton: 1554062
GNIS ID for Doddridge County: 1689476
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: 017 (Doddridge County)
Place Code: 12916 (Canton)
State & County Code: 54/017 (West Virginia / Doddridge County)
State & Place Code: 54/12916 (West Virginia / Canton)
Misc. Census Codes ...
Canton 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 Canton.