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I am selecting census tract data for several counties within the US using American FactFinder. I am not able to find certain census tracts. For instance, for New York county, New York, I know there is a tract 197.01 and yet the highest tract number showing via American FactFinder is 99.
When you use "Geo within Geo" within American FactFinder, the number order is alphabetical. Thus, the census tracts are listed as 1, 10.01, 10.02, 100, 101, . . . 197.01, 197.02, 198, 199, 2.01, 2.02, etc.
If you do not use "Geo within Geo," the number order for geographic areas is numeric and you'll find 197.01 where you expect to find it.