Are you working with a cross-border business looking for geographies that are equivalent in both countries?
Are you unfamiliar with the Canadian or USA geographies?
This quick comparison chart below should allow you to understand these markets easier.
For more information, please see the Canadian Geography (opens in new tab) and/or the USA Geography (opens in new tab) videos, where you can find more comprehensive lists and explanations, along with sources, methodology, geographic hierarchies and applications.
|Census Metropolitan Area||CMA||Metropolitan Core Based Statistical Area||CBSA|
|Forward Sortation Area (or Postal Code)||FSA||Zone Improvement Plan||ZIP|
|Dissemination Area||DA||Block Group||BG|
|Census Tract||CT||Census Tract||CT|
|Dissemination Block||DB||Census Block||CB|
|Census Agglomeration Area||CA||Micropolitan Core Based Statistical Area||CBSA|
|Forward Sortation Areas Local Delivery Unit||FSALDU||Zone Improvement Plan +4 Code||ZIP+4|