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National and state files containing FIPS codes for counties and county equivalent entities are available for download.
These text files contain comma-delimited records for each county. The records are of the format:
|Field Name||Field Description||Example|
|FIPS Class Codes
H1: identifies an active county or statistically equivalent entity that does not qualify under subclass C7 or H6.
H4: identifies a legally defined inactive or nonfunctioning county or statistically equivalent entity that does not qualify under subclass H6.
H5: identifies census areas in Alaska, a statistical county equivalent entity.
H6: identifies a county or statistically equivalent entity that is areally coextensive or governmentally consolidated with an incorporated place, part of an incorporated place, or a consolidated city.
C7: identifies an incorporated place that is an independent city; that is, it also serves as a county equivalent because it is not part of any county, and a minor civil division (MCD) equivalent because it is not part of any MCD.
|STATE||State Postal Code||FL|
|STATEFP||State FIPS Code||12|
|COUNTYFP||County FIPS Code||011|
|COUNTYNAME||County Name and Legal/Statistical Area Description||Broward County|
|CLASSFP||FIPS Class Code||H1|
The inventory, names, and codes for counties and equivalent areas change periodically. Please review Substantial Changes to Counties and County Equivalent Entities: 1970-Present.