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 quickfacts.census.gov/cgi-bin/qfd/lookup 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.