How to Find People You Know in Another State on Facebook

By Caroline Jackson

With Facebook, it's possible to keep up with your friends and acquaintances, whether they live next door or across the country. To find people you know in another state on Facebook, use the service's advanced search options. In addition to searching by name and location, you can narrow down your results by education and occupation.

Step 1

Sign in to Facebook.

Step 2

Type a person's name in the Search box, which you can find at the top of your profile and home pages.

Step 3

Click "See More Search Results For" in the list that drops down. This takes you to the "All Results" page.

Step 4

Click "People" in the column on the left to narrow your search results. This also opens new search options.

Step 5

Type a state name in the "Location" box. A list of cities drops down. Click the appropriate city to generate a list of matching people. If the person you're searching for doesn't appear in the list, click the "Add Another Filter" link. Choose "Education" and type the name of a college or high school in the text box. You can also choose "Workplace" and add the name of the company or business for which the person works.

Tips & Warnings

  • If you don't find the person you're looking for in your first search, try other cities in the state.
  • Check with mutual acquaintances to see if they've friended the person you seek.