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American FactFinder: Can I select groups of geographies from the Reference Map or Geographies Map Tab in Advanced Search?

You can select groups of geographies from the Reference Map or Geographies Map Tab in Advanced Search by using the selection tools located in the Select Geographies Menu as follows:

  • Select a geographic type from the drop down.
  • Select a drawing tool to make your geography selections.
  • Select the geographies you are interested in from the map.
  • Review the geographies listed in the Select Geographies box.
  • Remove any geographies that you are not interested in by clicking the blue ‘x’.
  • Click the “Add to Your Selections” button to add the listed geographies to “Your Selections.”

If you are searching for a specific group of geographies (also known as “pseudo geographies”), such as “All Counties within Tennessee,” it is best to select them from the Geographies List or Name Tab options in Advanced Search.  For example, you can search for “all census tracts within Calvert County MD” or “all Counties within TN” by entering the name of the geography in the Geographies Name tab text search.  A list of Geography Results will display so that you can make “Your Selections.”


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