How to Look for People on Facebook through City and State

As Facebook is becoming more accessible around the globe, it is possible to find long-lost friends from the comfort of your living room. However, it may be difficult to find the person you are looking for if he has a fairly common name and doesn't have a helpful profile picture. There are a few ways to cut down the possibilities. With the Facebook Search feature, you can filter your results to look for people by location.

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Filter search results to find a friend in a particular location.

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Click the "Search" text box at the top of any Facebook page, and type in the name of the person you wish to find.

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Click the "Search" icon to the right of the box, which looks like a magnifying glass.

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Click "People" on the left side of the page to display only people and filter out businesses, events, groups and other pages.

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Type the name of the city where you believe the person lives in the box next to "Location," near the top of the results page.

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Click on a person's name to view his profile, or click "Add as Friend" to send a Friend Request.