Miscellaneous Information for Swiss ...
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 Nicholas County or the community of Swiss:
The GNIS Codes ...
The current system of identification is called the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS). The following GNIS codes relate to Swiss:
GNIS ID for Swiss: 1555769
GNIS ID for Nicholas County: 1550040
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: 067 (Nicholas County)
Place Code: 78748 (Swiss)
State & County Code: 54/067 (West Virginia / Nicholas County)
State & Place Code: 54/78748 (West Virginia / Swiss)
Misc. Census Codes ...
Swiss 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 Swiss.