Top 5 Benefits of Using a US County Subdivisions Map 

What a US County Subdivisions Map can Contribute in Your Analysis 

A growing number of organizations are looking for a territory boundary that will be more suitable for their data and territory analyses. They have in mind a boundary that is more defined than county boundaries. Thus, they prefer to create a US county subdivisions map instead of a county map. Since county subdivisions cover the whole United States, these map users are able to understand more specific data-based insights that can make or break their decisions. 

To connect with companies that are looking for county subdivision boundaries, Mapline’s Territory Mapping Software makes the boundary available to overlay on a map in less than a minute. 

All you need to do is to follow these simple steps and you can create your very own US county subdivisions map:

  1. Create a Mapline account and login.
  2. Click the orange “Add New Items” button.
  3. Select “New Map” on the drop down arrow.
  4. Give your map a name and click “OK.”
  5. Click the “Add” button from the left sidebar.
  6. Select the “Territories” option.
  7. Click “From Mapline’s Repository.”
  8. From the “Territories” select “U.S. County Subdivisions.”
  9. Select how you want your boundaries to be colored in “Fill Color” (Random Colors, Uniform Color, or Custom colors from spreadsheet).
  10. Click “OK.”

What comes after creating the map comes the most interesting part. On it, you can visualize solutions for almost any geographic issues that tangled up your organization.  

In this article, you will learn practical and timely geographic solutions as you learn to maximize the use of a US county subdivisions map. But first, let’s get to know what is a county subdivision and why more and more organizations opt to use its boundaries for territory and data analysis.

US County Subdivisions Map

Dive Deeper Into County Subdivisions

Each state is divided into county subdivisions. The Census Bureau recognizes the county subdivisions as primary divisions of counties and their equivalent structure. There are 4 types of county subdivisions. Among them are the two major types – Census County Divisions (CCCD) and Minor Civil Divisions (MCD).

Let’s learn more about them.

Census County Divisions (CCD) 

The CCDs are statistical entities delineated by the Census Bureau. They have no legal functions as they are not governmental units. The boundaries often coincide with census tract boundaries. 

A state has CCDs when:   

  • There is no legally established minor civil divisions (MCDs) in the state.
  • If there are, the MCDs have no governmental or administrative purposes.
  • MCD boundaries changed frequently.
  • The MCDs are not generally known to the public.

CCDs are established in 20 states:

  • Alabama
  • Arizona 
  • California 
  • Colorado 
  • Delaware 
  • Florida        
  • Georgia  
  • Hawaii 
  • Idaho 
  • Kentucky 
  • Montana        
  • Nevada
  • New Mexico
  • Oklahoma
  • Oregon
  • South Carolina Texas
  • Utah        
  • Washington
  • Wyoming

Minor Civil Divisions (MCD) 

The MCDs are the legal entities delineated by the Census Bureau. They represent:

  • American Indian reservations
  • Assessment districts
  • Barrios
  • Barrios-pueblo
  • Boroughs
  • Census sub districts
  • Charter townships
  • Commissioner districts
  • Counties
  • Election districts
  • Election precincts
  • Gores
  • Grants
  • Locations
  • Magisterial districts
  • Parish governing authority districts
  • Plantations
  • Precincts
  • Purchases
  • Supervisor’s districts
  • Towns
  • Townships

States with MCDs are:

  • Connecticut
  • Maine
  • Massachusetts
  • Michigan
  • Minnesota
  • New Hampshire
  • New Jersey
  • New York
  • Pennsylvania
  • Rhode Island
  • Vermont
  • Wisconsin

Below is a US county subdivions map and the type of county subdivision the state represents. States with dark green shade stand for Census County Divisions type. Meanwhile, states shaded in light green represents Minor Civil Divisions type.

US County Subdivisions Map

Aside from the two major types of county subdivisions, there are also:

Census sub areas – they are statistical subdivisions of boroughs, city and boroughs, municipalities, and census areas.

Unorganized territories – they are portions of counties or equivalent entities that are not included in any legally established MCD or incorporated place. 

Unorganized territories are in the states of:

  • Arkansas
  • Iowa
  • Indiana
  • Louisiana
  • Main 
  • Minnesota
  • North Carolina
  • North Dakota
  • South Dakota

Top 5 Benefits of Using a US County Subdivisions Map

Mapline’s Territory Mapping Software is the go-to of many organizations when they wanted to wring data information and turn them into significant insights. It is a one-stop geo-analytic software for organizing and analyzing data. Because the tools are designed to be easy to use, many companies use it – from Fortune 500 companies to startups. One of the best features of Mapline is the ability to overlay territories in seconds. 

Once you have created a map of US County Subdivisions, you can add data on a map. Then you can start reaping the benefits. The 5 best benefits of having a territory map are:

  • You get to visualize your data
  • Manage your sales territories
  • Explore potential markets
  • Optimize logistics
  • Enhance communication

VISUALIZE AND ANALYZE DATA

Add Excel spreadsheet data on a map of US county subdivisions and see data connection in an instant. Visualize where your customer clusters and your competitors are. Drive better decisions from data-based insights. Heat mapping your customer data enables you to see your customer distribution by count subdivision. In this way, you can plan more effectively what the next best steps should take.

Visualize Data on US County Subdivisions map

MANAGE SALES TERRITORIES

Aside from plotting map pins on a US county subdivisions map, Mapline lets you draw custom shapes around territories. Sales representatives are given the opportunity to familiarize themselves with their assigned territories. You can also generate a report for each territory. This allows the sales manager and his team to compare notes and values.

EXPLORE POTENTIAL MARKETS

How do you find a potential market? It’s all about generating interest in your product or service. With the right geoanalytical tools, your marketing strategy can be on-point! Use your data to spot trends. As you plot Excel spreadsheet customer data on a map, you can identify areas where you can potentially maximize your profits. This is also a great opportunity to create marketing plans and campaigns to areas with the least number of customers. You can also identify areas where your competitors flourish. Identify reasons for their success and create plans on how to introduce your business.

OPTIMIZE LOGISTICS

Increasing operational efficiency while reducing fuel costs is a big challenge for many companies. Hence, Mapline’s Route Planning Software empowers the users to improve their productivity. It provides drive time analysis and multi-stop optimized vehicle routing to maximize delivery services and sales visits. The Route Planner aims to optimize routes to reduce the overhead associated with travel costs. 

ENHANCE COMMUNICATION

A US County Subdivisions map can be easily shared to team members in just a few clicks. You can also use Mapline’s BI to create charts and graphs. Be amazed as you create a drag-and-drop pivot table. This enables you to combine and display different elements from your unstructured data in minutes. With Mapline’s BI, the tasks that you were supposed to do in days can be accomplished in minutes!

Create a US County Subdivisions Map Now!

We can not stress enough how important using a US County Subdivisions map in data and territory analyses.  But we encourage you to experience the benefits that your company will reap as you discover significant data insights and put them in the best uses. Sign up now and experience firsthand the geo-awesomeness that only Mapline can give.