Date: Mon, 20 Jan 1997 11:29:30 +0000
Reply-To: "Keith J. Brown" <kjb@GA.UNC.EDU>
Sender: "SAS(r) Discussion" <SAS-L@UGA.CC.UGA.EDU>
From: "Keith J. Brown" <kjb@GA.UNC.EDU>
Organization: The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Subject: Re: FIPS not working with SAS 6.11
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The U.S. Census Bureau has a file containing zipcodes with their
corresponding city, county, and state identifiers, as well as
longitude and latitude. Point your web browser to
anonymous FTP to
and look for "zip.zip", "zip.gz", or "zip.txt" (depending on what
format you would like. There is a codebook of sorts at the web
Allen J. Michielsen wrote:
> I have a big project which requires 3 digit county FIPS codes.
> No problem me thinks, 3 digit FIPS codes from 5 digit ZIP codes
> is a built in function.
> Now, I use it, and on checking the output discover the codes are
> all the 2 digit State codes, instead of the 3 digit county codes.
> I call SAS Support and get the answer that SAS was unable to keep
> up with the rate of changes, so they removed the county functionality.
> However, they do have a phone number you can but this information from
> the government ...
> I'm stuck, and I need help. Is this available from somewhere else, like
> immediately, and at agood price. (free?).
> Any help would be appreciated.
> p.s. Please email, as I am fighting with the firewall at my new job.
> firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com