This web page lets you convert a 5-digit, U.S.
FIPS county code
to/from a county name.
For example, FIPS code "06053" converts to "CA, Monterey" (the state's postal
abbreviation plus the county's name).
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The Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) 6-4 assigned
numbers to U.S. counties, county equivalents, states, and possessions.
On September 2, 2008, the standard was withdrawn by NIST. But the list is
still useful for decoding older data that uses the FIPS county codes.
Exact Match -
This service requires exact matches. Entering a partial county code or
county name, or using a different case (upper or lower), will result in an error
5-Digit Codes -
This service works with the 5-digit version of the FIPS county codes.
The first two digits are the FIPS state code. The last three digits are the FIPS
county code within that state or possession.
County Names -
The format for the county names isn't standardized.
Here, they are written as "STATE, County Name", where STATE is the 2-letter
This service includes the state names in with the county names.
The last 3 digits of the state's "county" codes are 000. For example, 06000 = CA.
County-Equivalent Entities -
This service includes county-equivalent entities from
U.S. protectorates and freely associated states originally in Appendix A and B of the
The state-level entities are:
64000=FM=FEDERATED STATES OF MICRONESIA
69000=MP=NORTHERN MARIANA ISLANDS
74000=UM=U.S. MINOR OUTLYING ISLANDS
78000=VI=VIRGIN ISLANDS OF THE UNITED STATES
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