Miscellaneous Information for Shoals ...
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 Wayne County or the community of Shoals:
The GNIS Codes ...
The current system of identification is called the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS). The following GNIS codes relate to Shoals:
GNIS ID for Shoals: 1555615
GNIS ID for Wayne County: 1550056
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: 099 (Wayne County)
Place Code: 73708 (Shoals)
State & County Code: 54/099 (West Virginia / Wayne County)
State & Place Code: 54/73708 (West Virginia / Shoals)
Misc. Census Codes ...
Shoals 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 Shoals.