You now know what FIPS codes are and where they come from. But how are they organized?
Geographic place codes are used to facilitate the storage, processing, exchange and retrieval of geographic information.
Across the nation, we generally use the county as our primary administrative boundary. However, there are exceptions to this rule.
Did you know you can overlay geographic boundaries like zip codes, census tracts, or block groups using map boundaries.
Although we have long had age group indicators from the Census and Claritas, we’ve recently added the Claritas estimate and projection for median age.