Geographic Filtering Options
This section allows you to specify options that will limit the
geographic universe to be processed. If you just want to process the
entire state(s) that you have selected then you can ignore this section.
You can specify any or all of 4 types of geography to limit the universe
to be processed. You may, for example, only want to see a file with
geography for a set of counties, or for a specific metro area (or
areas), or possibly for a city (place). You can do so by entering the
appropriate FIPS (Federal Information Processing Standard) codes in the
text entry boxes that follow. If you need to look up the codes you can
click on the links to the code-list files in each section or use the
Cure for the Common Codes web app.
By default, if you specify more than one kind of geography here then the
application assumes that you want to "and" the selections, keeping only
areas that satisfy all criteria. For example, if you specified three
counties and a metro area, you would only get data based on blocks that
were in both the counties and the metro area (i.e. the
intersection of the selected areas.) To override this default and
choose geographies that satisfy any (rather than all) of
your select criteria -- click here:
All selections made below are in addition to the
state-level or distance-based filtering which you specify
County codes .
Enter 5-digit FIPS county codes with leading zeroes separated by blanks.
You may enter 3-digit codes if you selected only one state. Your output
will be limited to the counties specified.
Metro Area ("CBSA") codes.
Enter 5-digit Core-Based Statistical Area codes here to filter based on the Metropolitan/Micropolitan statistical areas. You can use the special value -99999 to select only those places which are outside any metro or micropolitan area. To look up a metro area code see Metropolitan Statistical Area Codes (part of CCC) or Micropolitan Statistical Area (for the smaller metro area codes).
Note that we no longer support filtering using the old (vintage 2000) 4-digit MSA/CMSA/PMSA codes.
Enter 7-digit FIPS place codes with leading zeroes separated by blanks.
You can enter 5-digit codes if only one state has been selected. Your
output will be limited to the official city limits of these cities as of
the 2010 census.
Enter a value of -99999 to indicate that you want to exclude all areas that are not inside any place.
You will get all areas that are unincorporated and not within a Census Designated Place.