Clipping Census Tracts Out of an Area

Discussion created by jonboyette on Feb 3, 2014
Latest reply on Feb 3, 2014 by lluzgeodata-com-ph-esridist

I have a map of a state with a layer of Census tract boundaries. I also have several layers of different city boundaries. I would like to use those city boundaries as clip features to clip OUT the Census tracts within the city boundaries, and exclude them. So, instead of getting a new layer in that shape of a city, with all of the Census tract boundaries inside of it, I want to get a new layer of the whole state without the city tracts.

I feel like this is one of those things that I should know, but I have a lot of weird gaps in my ArcGIS knowledge.

Thanks for your help!