Hi there - hopefully someone can help me!
I am trying to filter data down to the county level in Maryland using county FIPS codes. I am under the impression that they are 5-digit codes that begin with 24 (the code for Maryland) and end with the three-digit county FIPS code. Ex: 24031 for Montgomery County.
However, as I am looking through the CPS dataset, I see county FIPS codes from numbers like 530 all the way up to 99990. Is there a data source someone can point me to that has county codes that match up to these? Or can someone explain why the county FIPS codes look so different than the ones I’m used to seeing?
FYI, I pulled county data from CPS in May and all the codes are matching up so I’m not sure what’s going on.
Thanks in advance!