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2010 Census Gazetteer Files

This page provides links to 2010 Census gazetteer files for counties, county subdivisions (minor civil divisions/census county divisions), places, census tracts, 111th Congressional districts, American Indian Areas/Alaska Native Areas/Native Hawaiian Areas, school districts (elementary, secondary, and unified), state legislative districts (upper and lower), ZIP Code tabulation areas (ZCTAs), and urban areas for the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico.  

Notes:

  • All national files are in compressed format.
  • The 2010 Census population and housing unit counts were added on August 22, 2012, except where noted.
  • The Island Areas (American Samoa, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, Guam, and the U.S. Virgin Islands) are not included in these files.
  • The vintage of the geography in these files is as of the 2010 Census (that is, as of January 1, 2010).
  • Because of changes in boundaries and entity names, as well as the creation of new entities, and the dissolution of others, users should not expect to find a "one-to-one" relationship between the entity names and codes in these files and the comparable Census 2000 or 1990 Census files.

111th Congressional Districts

The 111th Congressional Districts file contains data for all 111th Congressional Districts in the 50 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico as of the January 1, 2010. The file is tab-delimited text, one line per record.

Download the 111th Congressional Districts Gazetteer Files (20KB)

ColumnLabelDescription
Column 1USPS United States Postal Service State Abbreviation
Column 2GEOID Geographic Identifier - fully concatenated geographic code (State FIPS and district number)
Column 3 POP10 2010 Census population count.
Column 4 HU10 2010 Census housing unit count.
Column 5ALAND Land Area (square meters) - Created for statistical purposes only.
Column 6AWATER Water Area (square meters) - Created for statistical purposes only.
Column 7ALAND_SQMI Land Area (square miles) - Created for statistical purposes only.
Column 8AWATER_SQMI Water Area (square miles) - Created for statistical purposes only.
Column 9INTPTLAT Latitude (decimal degrees) First character is blank or "-" denoting North or South latitude respectively.
Column 10INTPTLONG Longitude (decimal degrees) First character is blank or "-" denoting East or West longitude respectively.

American Indian/Alaska Native/Native Hawaiian Areas

The American Indian/Alaska Native/Hawaiian Native Areas file contain data for all American Indian Areas/Alaska Native Areas/Native Hawaiian Areas in the 50 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico as of the January 1, 2010. The file is tab-delimited text, one line per record.

Download the American Indian /Alaska Native/Native Hawaiian Areas Gazetteer File (16KB)

ColumnLabelDescription
Column 1GEOID Geographic Identifier - fully concatenated geographic code (AIANNHCE)
Column 2 ANSICODE American National Standards Institute code
Column 3NAME Name
Column 4 POP10 2010 Census population count.
Column 5 HU10 2010 Census housing unit count.
Column 6ALAND Land Area (square meters) - Created for statistical purposes only.
Column 7AWATER Water Area (square meters) - Created for statistical purposes only.
Column 8ALAND_SQMI Land Area (square miles) - Created for statistical purposes only.
Column 9AWATER_SQMI Water Area (square miles) - Created for statistical purposes only.
Column 10INTPTLAT Latitude (decimal degrees) First character is blank or "-" denoting North or South latitude respectively.
Column 11 INTPTLONG Longitude (decimal degrees) First character is blank or "-" denoting East or West longitude respectively.

American Indian/Alaska Native/Native Hawaiian Areas - Reservations Only

The American Indian/Alaska Native/Hawaiian Native Areas - Reservations Only file contain data for all American Indian Areas/Alaska Native Areas/Native Hawaiian Areas in the 50 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico as of the January 1, 2010. The file is tab-delimited text, one line per record.

Download the American Indian/Alaska Native/Native Hawaiian Areas - Reservations Only Gazetteer File (29KB)

ColumnLabelDescription
Column 1GEOID Geographic Identifier - fully concatenated geographic code (AIANNHCE)
Column 2 ANSICODE American National Standards Institute code
Column 3NAME Name
Column 4 POP10 2010 Census population count.
Column 5 HU10 2010 Census housing unit count.
Column 6ALAND Land Area (square meters) - Created for statistical purposes only.
Column 7AWATER Water Area (square meters) - Created for statistical purposes only.
Column 8ALAND_SQMI Land Area (square miles) - Created for statistical purposes only.
Column 9AWATER_SQMI Water Area (square miles) - Created for statistical purposes only.
Column 10INTPTLAT Latitude (decimal degrees) First character is blank or "-" denoting North or South latitude respectively.
Column 11 INTPTLONG Longitude (decimal degrees) First character is blank or "-" denoting East or West longitude respectively.

American Indian Areas/Alaska Native Areas/Native Hawaiian Areas - Trust Lands Only

The American Indian Areas/Alaska Native Areas/Hawaiian Native Areas - Trust Lands Only file contain data for all American Indian Areas/Alaska Native Areas/Native Hawaiian Areas Trust Lands in the 50 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico as of the January 1, 2010. The file is tab-delimited text, one line per record.

Download the American Indian/Alaska Native/Native Hawaiian Areas - Trust Lands Only Gazetteer File (9KB)

ColumnLabelDescription
Column 1GEOID Geographic Identifier - fully concatenated geographic code (AIANNHCE)
Column 2 ANSICODE American National Standards Institute code
Column 3NAME Name
Column 4 POP10 2010 Census population count.
Column 5 HU10 2010 Census housing unit count.
Column 6ALAND Land Area (square meters) - Created for statistical purposes only.
Column 7AWATER Water Area (square meters) - Created for statistical purposes only.
Column 8ALAND_SQMI Land Area (square miles) - Created for statistical purposes only.
Column 9AWATER_SQMI Water Area (square miles) - Created for statistical purposes only.
Column 10INTPTLAT Latitude (decimal degrees) First character is blank or "-" denoting North or South latitude respectively.
Column 11 INTPTLONG Longitude (decimal degrees) First character is blank or "-" denoting East or West longitude respectively.

Census Tracts

The Census Tract file contains data for all 2010 Census Tracts in the 50 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico as of the January 1, 2010. The file is tab-delimited text, one line per record.

Download the National Census Tracts Gazetteer File (2.4MB)

Download the State-Based Census Tracts Gazetteer Files:

  


ColumnLabelDescription
Column 1USPS United States Postal Service State Abbreviation
Column 2GEOID Geographic Identifier - fully concatenated geographic code (State FIPS, County FIPS, census tract number)
Column 3 POP10 2010 Census population count.
Column 4 HU10 2010 Census housing unit count.
Column 5ALAND Land Area (square meters) - Created for statistical purposes only.
Column 6AWATER Water Area (square meters) - Created for statistical purposes only.
Column 7ALAND_SQMI Land Area (square miles) - Created for statistical purposes only.
Column 8AWATER_SQMI Water Area (square miles) - Created for statistical purposes only.
Column 9INTPTLAT Latitude (decimal degrees) First character is blank or "-" denoting North or South latitude respectively.
Column 10INTPTLONG Longitude (decimal degrees) First character is blank or "-" denoting East or West longitude respectively.

Counties

The counties file contains data for primary legal divisions or statistically equivalent entities in the 50 states, District of Columbia and Puerto Rico as of the 2010 Census. The file is tab-delimited text, one line per record. Some records contain special characters.

Download the National Counties Gazetteer File (163KB)

Download State-Based Counties Gazetteer Files:

  


ColumnLabelDescription
Column 1USPS United States Postal Service State Abbreviation
Column 2GEOID Geographic Identifier - fully concatenated geographic code (State FIPS and County FIPS)
Column 3 ANSICODE American National Standards Institute code
Column 4NAME Name
Column 5 POP10 2010 Census population count.
Column 6 HU10 2010 Census housing unit count.
Column 7ALAND Land Area (square meters) - Created for statistical purposes only.
Column 8AWATER Water Area (square meters) - Created for statistical purposes only.
Column 9ALAND_SQMI Land Area (square miles) - Created for statistical purposes only.
Column 10AWATER_SQMI Water Area (square miles) - Created for statistical purposes only.
Column 11INTPTLAT Latitude (decimal degrees) First character is blank or "-" denoting North or South latitude respectively.
Column 12 INTPTLONG Longitude (decimal degrees) First character is blank or "-" denoting East or West longitude respectively.

County Subdivisions

The county subdivision file contains data for all county subdivisions in the 50 states, District of Columbia and Puerto Rico as of the 2010 Census. The file is tab-delimited text, one line per record. Some records contain special characters.

Download the National County Subdivisions Gazetteer File (1.6MB)

Download State-Based County Subdivisions Gazetteer Files:

  


ColumnLabelDescription
Column 1USPS United States Postal Service State Abbreviation
Column 2GEOID Geographic Identifier - fully concatenated geographic code (State FIPS, County FIPS, County Subdivision FIPS)
Column 3ANSICODE American National Standards Institute code
Column 4NAME Name
Column 5 FUNCSTAT Functional status of entity.
Column 6 POP10 2010 Census population count.
Column 7 HU10 2010 Census housing unit count.
Column 8ALAND Land Area (square meters) - Created for statistical purposes only.
Column 9AWATER Water Area (square meters) - Created for statistical purposes only.
Column 10ALAND_SQMI Land Area (square miles) - Created for statistical purposes only.
Column 11AWATER_SQMI Water Area (square miles) - Created for statistical purposes only.
Column 12INTPTLAT Latitude (decimal degrees) First character is blank or "-" denoting North or South latitude respectively
Column 13 INTPTLONG Longitude (decimal degrees) First character is blank or "-" denoting East or West longitude respectively.

Places

The places file contains data for all incorporated places and census designated places (CDPs) in the 50 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico as of the January 1, 2010. The file is tab-delimited text, one line per record. Some records contain special characters.

Download the National Places Gazetteer Files (1.2MB)

Download the State-Based Places Gazetteer Files:

  


ColumnLabelDescription
Column 1USPS United States Postal Service State Abbreviation
Column 2GEOID Geographic Identifier - fully concatenated geographic code (State FIPS and Place FIPS)
Column 3 ANSICODE American National Standards Insititute code
Column 4NAME Name
Column 5 LSAD Legal/Statistical area descriptor.
Column 6 FUNCSTAT Functional status of entity.
Column 7 POP10 2010 Census population count.
Column 8 HU10 2010 Census housing unit count.
Column 9ALAND Land Area (square meters) - Created for statistical purposes only.
Column 10AWATER Water Area (square meters) - Created for statistical purposes only.
Column 11ALAND_SQMI Land Area (square miles) - Created for statistical purposes only.
Column 12AWATER_SQMI Water Area (square miles) - Created for statistical purposes only.
Column 13INTPTLAT Latitude (decimal degrees) First character is blank or "-" denoting North or South latitude respectively
Column 14INTPTLONG Longitude (decimal degrees) First character is blank or "-" denoting East or West longitude respectively.

Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMA)

The PUMA file contains data for PUMAs in the 50 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico as of the 2010 Census. The file is tab-delimited text file, one line per record. Some records contain special characters.

Download the Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMA) Gazetteer File (141KB)

Column Label Description
Column 1 USPS United States Postal Service State Abbreviation
Column 2 GEOID Geographic Identifier – fully concatenated geographic code (State FIPS and PUMA code)
Column 3 NAME Name
Column 4 POP10 2010 Census population count
Column 5 HU10 2010 Census housing unit count
Column 6 ALAND Land Area (square meters) – Created for statistical purposes only
Column 7 AWATER Water Area (square meters) – Created for statistical purposes only
Column 8 ALAND_SQMI Land Area (square miles) – Created for statistical purposes only
Column 9 AWATER_SQMI Water Area (square miles) – Created for statistical purposes only
Column 10 INTPTLAT Latitude (decimal degrees) First character is blank or “-“ denoting North or South latitude respectively
Column 11 INTPTLONG Longitude (decimal degrees) First character is blank or “-“ denoting East or West longitude respectively

School Districts - Elementary

The School Districts - Elementary file contains data for elementary school districts in 24 states as of the 2010 Census.  The states represented in the file are:  Arizona, California, Connecticut, Georgia, Illinois, Kentucky, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Missouri, Montana, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Vermont, Virginia and Wisconsin.  The file is tab-delimited text, one line per record.

Download the School Districts - Elementary Gazetteer File (107KB)

ColumnLabelDescription
Column 1USPS United States Postal Service State Abbreviation
Column 2GEOID Geographic Identifier - fully concatenated geographic code (State FIPS and local education agency number)
Column 3NAME Name
Column 4LOGRADE Lowest Grade Provided
Column 5HIGRADE Highest Grade Provided
Column 6 POP10 2010 Census population count.
Column 7 HU10 2010 Census housing unit count.
Column 8ALAND Land Area (square meters) - Created for statistical purposes only.
Column 9AWATER Water Area (square meters) - Created for statistical purposes only.
Column 10ALAND_SQMI Land Area (square miles) - Created for statistical purposes only.
Column 11AWATER_SQMI Water Area (square miles) - Created for statistical purposes only.
Column 12 INTPTLAT Latitude (decimal degrees) First character is blank or "-" denoting North or South latitude respectively.
Column 13 INTPTLONG Longitude (decimal degrees) First character is blank or "-" denoting East or West longitude respectively.

School Districts - Secondary

The School Districts - Secondary file contains data for secondary school districts in 19 states as of the 2010 Census.  The states represented in the file are:  Arizona, California, Connecticut, Georgia, Illinois, Kentucky, Maine, Massachusetts, Montana, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Oregon, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Vermont and Wisconsin.  The file is tab-delimited text, one line per record.

Download the School Districts - Secondary Gazetteer File (27KB)

ColumnLabelDescription
Column 1USPS United States Postal Service State Abbreviation
Column 2GEOID Geographic Identifier - fully concatenated geographic code (State FIPS and local education agency number)
Column 3NAME Name
Column 4LOGRADE Lowest Grade Provided
Column 5HIGRADE Highest Grade Provided
Column 6 POP10 2010 Census population count.
Column 7 HU10 2010 Census housing unit count.
Column 8ALAND Land Area (square meters) - Created for statistical purposes only.
Column 9AWATER Water Area (square meters) - Created for statistical purposes only.
Column 10ALAND_SQMI Land Area (square miles) - Created for statistical purposes only.
Column 11AWATER_SQMI Water Area (square miles) - Created for statistical purposes only.
Column 12 INTPTLAT Latitude (decimal degrees) First character is blank or "-" denoting North or South latitude respectively.
Column 13 INTPTLONG Longitude (decimal degrees) First character is blank or "-" denoting East or West longitude respectively.

School Districts - Unified

The School Districts - Unified file contains data for unified school districts in the 50 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico as of the 2010 Census.  The file is tab-delimited text, one line per record.

Download the School Districts - Unified Gazetteer File (591KB)

ColumnLabelDescription
Column 1USPS United States Postal Service State Abbreviation
Column 2GEOID Geographic Identifier - fully concatenated geographic code (State FIPS and local education agency number)
Column 3NAME Name
Column 4LOGRADE Lowest Grade Provided
Column 5HIGRADE Highest Grade Provided
Column 6 POP10 2010 Census population count.
Column 7 HU10 2010 Census housing unit count.
Column 8ALAND Land Area (square meters) - Created for statistical purposes only.
Column 9AWATER Water Area (square meters) - Created for statistical purposes only.
Column 10ALAND_SQMI Land Area (square miles) - Created for statistical purposes only.
Column 11AWATER_SQMI Water Area (square miles) - Created for statistical purposes only.
Column 12 INTPTLAT Latitude (decimal degrees) First character is blank or "-" denoting North or South latitude respectively.
Column 13 INTPTLONG Longitude (decimal degrees) First character is blank or "-" denoting East or West longitude respectively.

State Legislative Districts - Lower Chambers

The State Legislative Districts - Lower Chambers file contains data for state legislative districts - lower chambers in the 49 states and Puerto Rico as of the 2010 Census.  Note:  Nebraska and the District of Columbia do not have state legislative district - lower chambers in the file.  The file is tab-delimited text, one line per record.

Download the State Legislative Districts - Lower Gazetteer File (200KB)

ColumnLabelDescription
Column 1USPS United States Postal Service State Abbreviation
Column 2GEOID Geographic Identifier - fully concatenated geographic code (State FIPS and district number)
Column 3NAME Name
Column 4 POP10 2010 Census population count.
Column 5 HU10 2010 Census housing unit count.
Column 6ALAND Land Area (square meters) - Created for statistical purposes only.
Column 7AWATER Water Area (square meters) - Created for statistical purposes only.
Column 8ALAND_SQMI Land Area (square miles) - Created for statistical purposes only.
Column 9AWATER_SQMI Water Area (square miles) - Created for statistical purposes only.
Column 10 INTPTLAT Latitude (decimal degrees) First character is blank or "-" denoting North or South latitude respectively.
Column 11 INTPTLONG Longitude (decimal degrees) First character is blank or "-" denoting East or West longitude respectively.

State Legislative Districts - Upper Chambers

The State Legislative Districts - Upper Chambers file contains data for state legislative districts - upper chambers in the 50 states, District of Columbia and Puerto Rico as of the 2010 Census. The file is tab-delimited text, one line per record. Some records contain special characters.

Download the State Legislative Districts - Upper Gazetteer Files (86KB)

ColumnLabelDescription
Column 1USPS United States Postal Service State Abbreviation
Column 2GEOID Geographic Identifier - fully concatenated geographic code (State FIPS and district number)
Column 3NAME Name
Column 4 POP10 2010 Census population count.
Column 5 HU10 2010 Census housing unit count.
Column 6ALAND Land Area (square meters) - Created for statistical purposes only.
Column 7AWATER Water Area (square meters) - Created for statistical purposes only.
Column 8ALAND_SQMI Land Area (square miles) - Created for statistical purposes only.
Column 9AWATER_SQMI Water Area (square miles) - Created for statistical purposes only.
Column 10 INTPTLAT Latitude (decimal degrees) First character is blank or "-" denoting North or South latitude respectively.
Column 11 INTPTLONG Longitude (decimal degrees) First character is blank or "-" denoting East or West longitude respectively.

Urban Areas

The urban area file contains data for the urban areas in the 50 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico as of the 2010 Census. The file is ASCII text, one line per record. Some records contain special characters.

Download the Urban Areas Gazetteer File (160KB)

ColumnLabelDescription
Column 1 GEOID Five digit Urban Area Census Code
Column 2 NAME Name
Column 3 UATYPE Urban Area Type
C = Urban Cluster
U = Urbanized Area
Column 4 POP10 2010 Census population count.
Column 5 HU10 2010 Census housing unit count.
Column 6 ALAND Land Area (square meters) - Created for statistical purposes only
Column 7 AWATER Water Area (square meters) - Created for statistical purposes only
Column 8 ALAND_SQMI Land Area (square miles) - Created for statistical purposes only
Column 9 AWATER_SQMI Water Area (square miles) - Created for statistical purposes only
Column 10 INTPTLAT Latitude (decimal degrees) First character is blank or "-" denoting North or South latitude respectively
Column 11 INTPTLONG Longitude (decimal degrees) First character is blank or "-" denoting East or West longitude respectively

ZIP Code Tabulation Areas

The ZIP Code Tabulation Area file contains data for all ZIP Code Tabulation Areas (ZCTAs) in the 50 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico as of the January 1, 2010. The file is tab-delimited text, one line per record.

Download the ZIP Code Tabulation Areas Gazetteer File (1.1MB)

ColumnLabelDescription
Column 1 GEOID Five digit ZIP Code Tabulation Area Census Code
Column 2 POP10 2010 Census population count.
Column 3 HU10 2010 Census housing unit count.
Column 4 ALAND Land Area (square meters) - Created for statistical purposes only
Column 5 AWATER Water Area (square meters) - Created for statistical purposes only
Column 6 ALAND_SQMI Land Area (square miles) - Created for statistical purposes only
Column 7 AWATER_SQMI Water Area (square miles) - Created for statistical purposes only
Column 8 INTPTLAT Latitude (decimal degrees) First character is blank or "-" denoting North or South latitude respectively
Column 9 INTPTLONG Longitude (decimal degrees) First character is blank or "-" denoting East or West longitude respectively

Source: U.S. Census Bureau | Geography | (301) 763-1128 |  Last Revised: October 21, 2013