What County Am I In
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Quickly answer ‘What county am I in’ using your device’s location or your address
What County Am I In: Find what county you are currently in (based on your device’s location), or type your address in the Search places box above the map to check your county by address. The panel near the top of the map will show your county and county lines will draw on Google Maps (aka county boundaries, county borders). Answer ‘what county do I live in’ and ‘what county am I in right now’ with this free tool.
Where Am I: You can also use this tool to answer Where Am I or Where Am I right now. Below the map, your present city, township, county and state are all listed. The blue bar above the map also shows your current city, township, county and state, plus your current latitude and longitude.
How to answer WHAT COUNTY AM I INAnswer WHAT COUNTY AM I IN using your current location or your address. See county lines near me on Google Maps and answer ‘which county am I in right now’.
NOTE: Your current location will typically be more accurate on smartphones and other devices containing a GPS; desktop browsers often show an approximate location.
FAQs for What County Am I In?
Why do you you need to know which county your are currently in?
- determine applicable laws or orders based on jurisdiction
- determine if you’re in your county-based sales territory
- record county information when conducting field research
- perform volunteer work
- emergency dispatch
- know what county you are in when house hunting
- calculate the correct sales tax
- determine jurisdiction
- note the county when doing various hobbies such as geocaching
- US coverage includes Counties in all 50 states plus Puerto Rico, US Virgin Islands, Guam, Northern Mariana Islands
and American Samoa
“Show US city limits” draws all incorporated cities and towns in the United States and its territories and possessions
“Show US townships” draws all minor civil divisions (MCDs) (these are often townships)
- Within the UK, England displays Counties and Unitary Authorities, Scotland displays Council Areas, Wales displays Principal Areas, and Northern Ireland displays Districts. Explanation of Unitary Authorities, Council Areas, Principal Areas and Districts.
- Australia displays Local Government Areas (LGAs)
- New Zealand displays Territorial Authorities
- Canada displays Census Divisions, which are Counties in some provinces but may include other geographies
- Mexico displays Municipalities, which are the next level administrative divisions below State
- Switzerland displays Districts
- The Search places box uses a standard Google Maps geocoding engine, therefore you can type street addresses, road names, points of interest, and GPS coordinates
- Many of the map layers from which this information is extracted are very large, so it may take several seconds for all of the map layers to finish drawing
- Because the map layers are large, boundaries will not be shown if you are zoomed out too far
- Note that typing an address will zoom in the map very close, whereas typing a city or county by itself will show you a map with a wider view
- Disclaimer: While the number of decimals in the latitude and longitude displayed for the map marker imply a positional accuracy of within a few feet, note that Google Maps is not inherently that accurate, and therefore this tool should not be used for legal purposes or anything beyond entertainment value.
Sources– US: Census Bureau
– UK: Open Government License – Contains Office of National Statistics data, Ordnance Survey data ©Crown copyright and database right 2017. Open Data Lincese – Ordnance Survey of Northern Ireland.
– Ireland: Open Data and Creative Commons License – Ordnance Survey Ireland
– Australia: Incorporates Administrative Boundaries ©PSMA Australia Limited licensed by the Commonwealth of Australia under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International licence
– New Zealand: Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 – Stats NZ
– Canada: Open License – Boundary Files, 2016 Census; Statistics Canada Catalogue no. 92-160-X
– Mexico: Instituto Nacional de Estadística y Geografía (INEGI)
– Switzerland: Swiss Federal Office of Topography
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