Home > Data Services > Catalog . Restricted Data . Census . ACS

Search Data Services

Meta Search
search across all the following databases:

Data Catalog
Data and documentation

KnowledgeBase
Common questions and answers.

Resources
Entire collection of data resources.


Latest Data News

RSS Feed icon

Expansion of Free Lunch Could Have a Negative Effect on Research Data

You’ll live longer than you think you will [HRS data]

Federal Register Notice: Some ACS questions on the chopping block

Political Science: A self-inflicted wound?

Sage Stats and CQ Political Stats Trial

Data Services Knowledge Base

Q:  

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.

A:  

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.

Annotated Resources:

Direct Links:

Related Question Groups: