Frequently Asked Questions

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How can I find the latitude and longitude of areas such as census tracts?

The Census Bureau’s Gazetteer Files provide the internal points of various types of Census geography. They also include the land and water area; the population and housing unit counts; and the latitude and longitude for each geographic area.  For 2010, the gazetteer files are available for census tracts, counties, county subdivisions, places, congressional districts, state legislative districts, school districts, various American Indian/Alaska Native/Native Hawaiian areas, urban areas, ZIP Code tabulation areas, and public use microdata areas.  Select gazetteer files are also available for 2000 and 1990 geographies.


Questions and concerns should be directed to the Geographic Products Branch at or call (301) 763-1128.


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