NLSY79 Attachment 102: Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS)

National Longitudinal Survey of Youth - 1979 Cohort

NLSY79 Attachment 102: Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS)

PUBLICATION 5-1: JUNE 15, 1970, SPECIFICATIONS FOR STATES AND OUTLYING AREAS OF THE UNITED STATES

FIPS 5-1 Supersedes FIPS 5 November 1, 1963

Introduction

  1. Name of Standard. States and Outlying Areas of the United States.
  2. Category of Standard. Fedearl General Data Standard, Representations and Codes.
  3. Explanation. This standard provides names, abbreviations and codes for representing the 50 States, the District of Columbia, and the outlying areas, all of which are considered to be "first order subdivisions" of the United States.
  4. Qualifications. In the application of this standard, any of the three forms of representation (i.e., names, abbreviations, or codes) may be used to represent those data elements having values (data items) of States or outlying areas of the United States. Names and abbreviations are preferred when human considerations and input reliability are important. The two character numeric code may be used in those applications where machine and numeric sorting considerations are more important, since a sort on the numeric code arranges the States in alphabetical sequence. The codes from FIPS 10, Countries, Dependencies, and Areas of Special Sovereignty, are listed in this standard for the outlying areas of the United States. The form of representation used (i.e., names, abbreviations, or codes) should be identified in format descriptions when data are interchanged.
  5. Special Information. Changes in this revision of the standard are noted by an asterisk in the left margin. Also the number of changes which have occurred to an item since its original publication is noted by a superscript character following the code. All changes are explained by footnotes.
  6. Specifications. See following tables.

 

TABLE 1: States of the United States (including the District of Columbia) with their assigned codes

Name Abbrev. Code   Name Abbrev. Code
Alabama AL 01 Montana MT 30
Alaska AK 02 Nebraska NE 31
Arizona AZ 04 Nevada NV 32
Arkansas AR 05 New Hampshire NH 33
California CA 06 New Jersey NJ 34
Colorado CO 08 New Mexico NM 35
Connecticut CT 09 New York NY 36
Delaware DE 10 North Carolina NC 37
District of Columbia DC 11 North Dakota ND 38
Florida FL 12 Ohio OH 39
Georgia GA 13 Oklahoma OK 40
Hawaii HI 15 Oregon OR 41
Idaho ID 16 Pennsylvania PA 42
Illinois IL 17 Rhode Island RI 44
Indiana IN 18 South Carolina SC 45
Iowa IA 19 South Dakota SD 46
Kansas KS 20 Tennessee TN 47
Kentucky KY 21 Texas TX 48
Louisiana LA 22 Utah UT 49
Maine ME 23 Vermont VT 50
Maryland MD 24 Virginia VA 51
Massachusetts MA 25 Washington WA 53
Michigan MI 26 West Virginia WV 54
Minnesota MN 27 Wisconsin WI 55
Mississippi MS 28 Wyoming WY 56
Missouri MO 29      
 
Note: The following codes are reserved for possible future use in identifying American Samoa (03), Canal Zone (07), Guam (14), Puerto Rico (43), and Virgin Islands (52).

Note: In addition to the FIPS county codes, the following codes were used when the place name was not specific enough or the place name could not be found:

Mexico 99090   Texas Corpus Christi (ns) 702
New York New York City 500 Richardson (ns) 701
APO New York 500 Amarillo (ns) 700
Attica (ns) 300 Pleasant Grove (ns) 703
Long Island 600 West Virginia Huntington (ns) 200
Oklahoma Tulsa (ns) 400 Louisiana Cut Off (ns) 200
Wisconsin Milwaukee 600 Oregon Salem (ns) 200
Missouri Kansas City 700 Alabama Laton Hill 200
      Arkansas Bow and Arrow 200

 

TABLE 2: Outlying areas of the United States with their assigned codes

Name State Code Country Code Post Office Notes
American Samoa 60 AQ - U.S. territory in the Pacific.
Canal Zone 61 PQ CZ Territory in Panama leased by U.S.
Canton and Enderbury Islands 62 EQ - Under common U.S.-U.K. administration.
* 631 - - -
* 641 - - -
* 651 - - -
Guam 66 GQ GU U.S. territory in the Pacific.
Johnston Atoll 67 JQ - U.S. territory in the Pacific. Includes Sand Island.
* 681 - - -
* 691 - - -
* 701 - - -
Midway Islands 71 MQ - U.S. territory in the Pacific.
Puerto Rico 72 RQ PR Commonwealth associated with the U.S.
Ryukyu Islands, Southern 73 YQ - U.S. administered islands in the Pacific south of 27o 52' No. Lat.; 128o 14 E. Long. and the Daito-jima.
Swan Islands 74 SQ - U.S. territory in the Caribbean.
* Trust Territories of the Pacific Islands 751 TQ - U.S. administered: Includes Caroline, Mariana, and Marshall island groups.
U.S. Miscellaneous Caribbean Islands 76 BQ - Includes Navassa Islands, Quito, Sueno Bank, Roncador Cay, Serrana Bank, and Serranilla Bank.
U.S. Miscellaneous Pacific Islands 77 IQ - Includes Kingman Reef, Howland, Baker and Jarvis Islands, and Palmyra Atoll.
Virgin Islands 78 VQ VI U.S. territory in the Caribbean.
Wake Island 79 WQ - U.S. territory in the Pacific.
 
*See section 5 (Special Information) above.
631, 691, and 701. Deleted FIPS 5-1,F June 15, 1970. Previously assigned to the Caroline, Mariana, and Marshall Islands respectively. These islands are now included under the Trust Territories of the Pacific Islands with the new numeric code 75 and the alpha Country Code TQ (as assigned in FIPS 10, "Countries, Dependencies and Areas of Special Sovereignty.")
641, 651, and 681. Deleted FIPS 5-1, June 15, 1970. Previously assigned to the Cook Islands, the Gilbert and Ellice Islands, and Line Islands, Southern respectively. These islands are no longer considered to be outlying areas of the United States and are identified and coded in FIPS 10, "Countries, Dependencies and Areas of Special Sovereignty."
751. Revised FIPS 5-1, June 15, 1970. Previously assigned to the Tokelau Islands which are no longer considered to be an outlying area of the United States. These islands are identified and coded in FIPS 10, "Countries, Dependencies and Areas of Special Sovereignty."
Note: Post Office Abbreviations have not been assigned to all outlying areas of the United States.

U.S. Government Printing Office: 1970 O-397-525