Miscellaneous Information for Shelton ...
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 Clay County or the community of Shelton:
The GNIS Codes ...
The current system of identification is called the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS). The following GNIS codes relate to Shelton:
GNIS ID for Shelton: 1555607
GNIS ID for Clay County: 1550014
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: 015 (Clay County)
Place Code: 73420 (Shelton)
State & County Code: 54/015 (West Virginia / Clay County)
State & Place Code: 54/73420 (West Virginia / Shelton)
Misc. Census Codes ...
Shelton 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 Shelton.