Miscellaneous Information for Thornton ...
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 Taylor County or the community of Thornton:
The GNIS Codes ...
The current system of identification is called the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS). The following GNIS codes relate to Thornton:
GNIS ID for Thornton: 1548055
GNIS ID for Taylor County: 1689856
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: 091 (Taylor County)
Place Code: 80092 (Thornton)
State & County Code: 54/091 (West Virginia / Taylor County)
State & Place Code: 54/80092 (West Virginia / Thornton)
Misc. Census Codes ...
Thornton 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 Thornton.