How to Locate a County by Zip Code

By Alexis Skye

Finding a county name when you only have the zip code is easy. All you need is access to the Internet to find the information you are looking for.

Step 1

Pick an Internet search engine to go to.

Step 2

Type in the zip code you have with the word "county" next to it.

Step 3

Hit "Enter." Your search will produce the name of the county you are looking for.

Tips & Warnings

  • If you would rather not use a search engine, go directly to the United States Census Bureau website. The link will take you directly to the site's search engine for zip codes. Just type in the zip code and hit "Enter" to have the county name revealed.