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Source: NEDM
A person's place of residence.


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Address Type

Address Type

Source: Handbooks
The type of address listed for an individual or organization.

Code Set:

  • Employer's address - N/A
  • Employment address - N/A
  • Mailing address - N/A
  • Other home address - N/A
  • Physical location address - N/A
Apartment/Room/Suite Number

Apartment/Room/Suite Number

Source: Handbooks
The apartment, room, or suite number of an address.

Code Set:

  • No option list available - N/A
Block Number Area (BNA)

Block Number Area (BNA)

Source: Handbooks
The informal description of location sometimes used in rural areas, for example, "from the highway to the railroad tracks."

Code Set:

  • No option list available - N/A
Building/Site Number

Building/Site Number

Source: Handbooks
The number of the building on the site, if more than one building shares the same address.

Code Set:

  • No option list available - N/A
City

City

Source: Handbooks
The name of the city in which an address is located.

Code Set:

  • No option list available - N/A
Country Code

Country Code

Source: Handbooks
The unique two digit International Organization for Standardization (ISO) code for the country in which an address is located. (Note: A list of countries and codes is currently maintained and updated by the ISO as ISO 3166 on its website: http://www.iso.org/iso/en/prods-services/iso3166ma/index.html.)

Code Set:

  • AD - Andorra
  • AE - United Arab Emirates
  • AF - Afghanistan
  • AG - Antigua and Barbuda
  • AI - Anguilla
  • + 238 More Codes...
County FIPS (Federal Information Processing Standards) Code

County FIPS (Federal Information Processing Standards) Code

Source: Handbooks
The Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS) numeric code for the county issued by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). Counties are considered to be the `first-order subdivisions` of each State and statistically equivalent entity, regardless of their local designations (county, parish, borough, etc.). Counties in different States will have the same code. A unique county number is created when combined with the 2-digit FIPS State Code.

Code Set:

GIS Location

GIS Location

Source: Handbooks
The unique geocoded designation of a building or site.

Code Set:

  • No option list available - N/A
Identification Code

Identification Code

Source: Handbooks
A unique number or alphanumeric code assigned to a space, room, site, building, individual, organization, program, or institution by a school, school system, a state, or other agency or entity.

Code Set:

  • No option list available - N/A
Identification System

Identification System

Source: Handbooks
A coding scheme that is used for identification and record-keeping purposes by schools, social services, or other agencies to refer to an individual, organization, program, or institution.

Code Set:

  • District-assigned number - N/A
  • Federal identification number - N/A
  • Other - N/A
  • Other federally assigned number - N/A
  • School-assigned number - N/A
  • + 2 More Codes...
Metropolitan/Micropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) Code

Metropolitan/Micropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) Code

Source: Handbooks
The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) defines the Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSAs) as having at least one urbanized area of 50,000 or more population, plus adjacent territory that has a high degree of social and economic integration with the core as measured by commuting ties. Micropolitan Statistical Areas are defined as having at least one urban cluster of at least 10,000 but less than 50,000 population, plus adjacent territory that has a high degree of social and economic integration with the core as measured by commuting ties. The MSA codes are 5 digits in length, falling within the 10000 to 59999 range, which replaces the 4-digit code previously used.

Code Set:

  • 10020 - Abbeville, LA Micropolitan Statistical Area
  • 10100 - Aberdeen, SD Micropolitan Statistical Area
  • 10140 - Aberdeen, WA Micropolitan Statistical Area
  • 10180 - Abilene, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area
  • 10220 - Ada, OK Micropolitan Statistical Area
  • + 939 More Codes...
Name of Country

Name of Country

Source: Handbooks
The name of the country in which an address is located.

Code Set:

  • No option list available - N/A
Name of County

Name of County

Source: Handbooks
The name of the county, parish, borough, or comparable unit (within a state) in which an address is located.

Code Set:

  • No option list available - N/A
Name of Institution

Name of Institution

Source: Handbooks
The full, legally accepted or popularly accepted name of the institution.

Code Set:

  • No option list available - N/A
Name of State

Name of State

Source: Handbooks
The name of the state (within the United States) or outlying area in which an address is located.

Code Set:

  • No option list available - N/A
Postal Code

Postal Code

Source: NEDM
A number that identifies each postal delivery area in the United States used as a portion of an address.

Code Set:

  • None - N/A
School District Subdivision

School District Subdivision

Source: Handbooks
The number, letter, or name that describes an organizational subdivision of a school district.

Code Set:

  • No option list available - N/A
Site Identifier

Site Identifier

Source: Handbooks
The lot and square number, or equivalent unique municipal number identification, of a parcel of land.

Code Set:

  • No option list available - N/A
State Abbreviation

State Abbreviation

Source: Handbooks
The abbreviation for the state (within the United States) or outlying area in which an address is located.

Code Set:

  • AK - Alaska
  • AL - Alabama
  • AR - Arkansas
  • AS - American Samoa
  • AZ - Arizona
  • + 54 More Codes...
State FIPS (Federal Information Processing Standards) Code

State FIPS (Federal Information Processing Standards) Code

Source: Handbooks
The Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS) numeric code for the state.

Code Set:

State-assigned Code for Institution

State-assigned Code for Institution

Source: Handbooks
A unique number or alphanumeric code assigned by the state for the institution.

Code Set:

  • No option list available - N/A
State-assigned County Code

State-assigned County Code

Source: Handbooks
A unique number of alphanumeric code assigned for the county by the state.

Code Set:

  • No option list available - N/A
Street Number/Name

Street Number/Name

Source: Handbooks
The street number and street name or post office box number of an address.

Code Set:

  • No option list available - N/A
Zip Code

Zip Code

Source: Handbooks
The five or nine digit zip code portion of an address.

Code Set:

  • No option list available - N/A


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