HUBZone Map

 Is Your Company Located in a HUBZone?

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HUBZone qualification is generally determined by income levels, unemployment rates,
Difficult Development Area status, base closure status, and/or Indian Land status.

Data that determine whether an area qualifies for HUBZone status include
income and unemployment information from a variety of sources. 

Most qualified areas are determined by county (in non-metropolitan areas)
or census tract (usually in metropolitan areas).

HUBZone Map Qualification Data Comes from a Variety of Sources
Census Tracts Housing & Urban Development (HUD) adjusted every 5 years
Non-Metropolitan Counties

Bureau of Labor Statistics (employment)
Census Bureau (income)
HUD (Difficult Development Areas)
adjusted annually

Indian Land Bureau of Indian Affairs adjusted as necessary
Base Closure Areas Defense adjusted as necessary
Since multiple agencies are responsible for providing updated information concerning the HUBZone Map, updates are often performed multiple times per year.  This is particularly the case with non-metropolitan county HUBZones, which have three types of qualification data generated by three different agencies.  The Small Business Administration is responsible for consolidating the information and maintaining the accuracy of the HUBZone Map.




As of October 2014, of the 3,233 counties
in the United States and its territories:

• 1,168 (36%) are metropolitan counties that are not HUBZone-qualified
but many of them contain individual census tracts that are qualified.

• 1,473 (45%) are non-metropolitan counties that are not HUBZone-qualified.
102 of these counties lost their HUBZone status in October 2014.

444 (14%) are non-metropolitan counties that are HUBZone-qualified.

• 148 (5%) are non-metropolitan counties that are redesignated HUBZones
that will expire within the next few years.

Redesignated Non-Metro Counties
as of October 2014
Expiring October 1, 2015:  40 counties
AL Chambers, Clay & Marion
AR Arkansas
AZ Graham
IA Henry
IL Brown
IN Crawford & Noble
KY Bath, Carroll, Estill & Metcalfe
LA Allen & St Landry
MI Hillsdale, Houghton & Lenawee
MO Monroe
MT Garfield, Musselshell, Pondera & Wilbaux
NC Cleveland, Tyrrell & Wilkes
NE Boyd
NM Catron
OK Coal
OR Wheeler
PA Forest
SD Clay & Moody
TN Decatur & Maury
TX Kenedy
VA Buckingham
WI Ashland
WV Gilmer & Tucker
Expiring January 1, 2016:  22 counties
AK Bristol Bay, Haines & Valdez-Cordoba
AL Pike
CO Custer, Jackson & Washington
GA Webster
KS Cheyenne & Norton
MI Iron
NC Alleghany & Hertford
ND Adams
NE Loup
NM De Baca
OH Jackson
SD McPherson & Perkins
TX Duval
UT Daggett
WV Summers
Expiring May 1, 2016:  28 counties 
AK Yukutat
AL Winston  
AR Bradley  
CO Dolores & Lake  
FL Dixie  
GA Cook & Quitman  
ID Bonner & Lincoln  
KS Montgomery  
LA Assumption  
MS Clarke, Pike & Tishomingo  
NC McDowell & Montgomery  
NE Richardson  
OH Highland  
SD Marshall & Roberts  
TX Dickens & Morris  
VA Patrick & Wythe  
WI Door & Rusk  
WV Jackson  
Expiring January 1, 2017:  20 counties 
CO Fremont  
FL Calhoun  
GA Early  
IA Wayne  
IL McDonough  
KY Casey, Robertson & Rockcastle  
MO Ripley & Wayne  
MT Carter  
NE Garden & Sheridan  
NM Quay  
OK Tillman  
SD Bennett  
TX Dimmit, Falls, Kinney & McMullen  
Expiring May 1, 2017:  38 counties
AK Denali
AR Dallas & Woodruff
CA Amador & Tuolumne
GA Charlton & Schley
IA Hamilton & Wapello
IN Fayette
KS Labette
LA St James & Washington
MO Reynolds, Shannon, Stone & Taney
NC Ashe, Columbus, Lee & Washington
ND McHenry & McLean
NE Blaine
OH Clinton & Noble
SC Cherokee, Chesterfield, Colleton, Hampton & Lancaster
TN Johnson & Marshall
TX Houston & Reeves
VA Southampton
WV Pocahontas
WY Lincoln

Census Tracts

As of October 2014,
of the 73,790 census tracts
in the United States
and its territories:

58,904 (80%) are
not HUBZone-qualified.

• 13,635 (18%) are

• 1,251 (2%) are
redesignated HUBZones
that will expire
 on October 1, 2015.

Expiring census tracts are located
in 46 states plus DC and PR:
Alabama 33, Alaska 4, Arizona 10, Arkansas 10, California 200, Colorado 11, Connecticut 6, District of Columbia 17, Florida 57, Georgia 37, Hawaii 7, Idaho 4, Illinois 33, Indiana 15, Iowa 1, Kansas 2, Kentucky 33, Louisiana 45, Maine 1, Maryland 17, Massachusetts 12, Michigan 16, Minnesota 9, Mississippi 25, Missouri 13, Montana 7, Nebraska 4, Nevada 2, New Hampshire 1, New Jersey 64, New Mexico 15, New York 137, North Carolina 23, Ohio 21, Oklahoma 18, Oregon 6, Pennsylvania 35, Puerto Rico 62, Rhode Island 5, South Carolina 23, Tennessee 16, Texas 119, Utah 1, Virginia 19, Washington 16, West Virginia 23, Wisconsin 9, and Wyoming 1.

What is a Qualified Census Tract (QCT)?

The US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) designates Qualified Census Tracts (QCTs) for purposes of the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) program. The LIHTC program is defined in Section 42 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986. The LIHTC is a tax incentive intended to increase the availability of affordable rental housing.

The LIHTC statute provides two criteria for QCT eligibility. A census tract must have either:

  1. a poverty rate of at least 25 percent; or
  2. 50 percent or more of its householders must have incomes below 60 percent of the area median household income. The area corresponds to a metropolitan or a non-metropolitan area.

Further, the LIHTC statute requires that no more than 20 percent of the metropolitan area population reside within designated QCTs. (This limit also applies collectively to the nonmetropolitan counties in each state.) Thus, it is possible for a tract to meet one or both of the above criteria, but not be designated as a QCT.

The Census Bureau defines the boundaries of Census tracts in cooperation with local authorities every ten years for the purposes of the decennial census and, following a public comment period, has completed defining tract boundaries for the 2010 Census. Note that when census tract boundaries are set, they remain unchanged for the next decade. Thus, tract boundaries will not be changed until the 2020 Decennial Census.

A QCT may be located in a nonmetropolitan county or metropolitan area.


For detailed listings of the HUBZone status of counties & census tracts, visit

SBA HUBZone Map.



HUBZone Contractors National Council

PO Box 4041 - Falls Church, VA  22044  USA
phone 703-237-3674    fax 703-229-6425


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companies and professionals interested in the Historically Underutilized Business Zone (HUBZone) Contracting Program.

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