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Errata and User Notes for the Redistricting Census 2000 TIGER/Line Files

Errata Note 1:  New York City - School District Names

The community school district names assigned to the New York city school districts are incorrect in Record Type C of the Redistricting Census 2000 TIGER/Line files for the Bronx, Kings, New York, Queens, and Richmond Counties. We are providing the correct names as an ASCII text file nycsd.txt and as separate ASCII files using the Record Type C record layout for each county (Bronx, sd36005c.era Kings, sd36047c.era New York, sd36061c.era Queens, sd36081c.era Richmond sd36085c.era). Using the files in Record Type C layout, data users can locate and replace the Record Type C records with the incorrect community school district names with Record Type C records containing the corrected community school district names.

Errata Note 2:  Baldwin County, Alabama - Voting District Names

The voting district names for Baldwin County, Alabama provided to the Census Bureau during the Census 2000 Redistricting Data Program initially were not correct. Although incorrect, the voting district names that appear in Record Type C of the Redistricting Census 2000 TIGER/Line file for Baldwin County, Alabama match the voting district names that appear in the Public Law 94-171 Redistricting Data file. We are providing the correct names as an ASCII text file (vd01003.txt), and as an ASCII text file using the Record Type C record layout (vd01003c.era). Using the file in Record Type C layout, data users can locate and replace the Record Type C records with the incorrect voting district names with Record Type C records containing the corrected voting district names.

In the ASCII text file and the text file in Record Type C layout, the name of Voting District 37 is erroneously shown as Ben Secour Swift School. The correct name for this Voting District is Bon Secour Swift School.

Errata Note 3:  North Carolina - School District Names

School district names assigned to federally operated school districts in Cumberland, Haywood, Hoke, Jackson, Oslow, and Swain Counties in North Carolina are incorrect in Record type C of the Redistricting Census 2000 TIGER/Line files. We are providing the correct names as an ASCII text file ncsd.txt and as separate ASCII files using the Record Type C record layout for each county (Cumberland, sd37051.era Haywood, sd37087.era Hoke, sd37093.era Jackson, sd37099.era Oslow, sd37133.era Swain sd37173.era). Using the files in Record Type C layout, data users can locate and replace the Record Type C records with the incorrect school district names with Record Type C records containing the corrected school district names.

Errata Note 4:  Jackson, Platte, and St. Louis Counties, Missouri - Voting District Names

Several voting district names in Jackson, Platte, and St. Louis Counties, Missouri are incorrect in Record Type C of the Redistricting Census 2000 TIGER/Line files. The misspelling of a voting district name in St. Louis County resulted in two separate voting districts appearing in the Redistricting Census 2000 TIGER/Line. After correcting the spelling of the voting district name for VTD 231 in St. Louis County, voting districts 231 and 232 have identical names and should be a single voting district. The correct names are provided as an ASCII text file (movtd.txt) and as separate ASCII files for each county (Jackson, vd29095.era Platte, vd29165.era and St. Louis vd29189.era) using the Record Type C record layout. Using the files in Record Type C layout, users can locate and replace the Record Type C records that have the incorrect voting district names with Record Type C records containing the correct voting district names.

Errata Note 5:  Cumberland County, Maine - Missing Metropolitan Area Codes

Frye Island town (FIPS code 27025) and Long Island town (FIPS code 41067) in Cumberland County, Maine (23005) are in the Portland, ME MSA (MSA code 6400) but are erroneously shown in the Redistricting Census 2000 TIGER/Line files with a blank MSA code in Record Type S. Those Record Type S records in Cumberland County, ME with a COUSUB field = 27025 or a COUSUB field = 41067 should have MSACMSA = 6400.

Errata Note 6:  Connecticut, Georgia, and Tennessee - Missing Place Codes

The Census Bureau has found seven blocks in three consolidated cities that are missing FIPS place codes. The following are the FIPS place codes that should be associated with these blocks:

STATE COUNTY TRACT BLOCK PLACE
09009 150200 2999 47515
13 059 130500 2021 09068
13 059 130500 2023 09068
13 059 140600 1008 03440
13 059 140600 1009 03440
47 037 017100 1001 52006
47 037 017100 1008 52006

Errata Note 7:  Essex County, Massachusetts - Voting Districts

In the Town of Amesbury (FIPS code 01185) in Essex County, Massachusetts (25009), Amesbury Precinct 2 (VTD 306) is incorrectly included as part of Amesbury Precinct 1 (VTD 305). That is, the area shown in the Redistricting Census 2000 TIGER/Line files as Amesbury Precinct 1 (VTD 305) comprises the area of both Amesbury Precinct 1 (VTD 305) and Amesbury Precinct 2 (VTD 306).

Errata Note 8:  Brazos County, Texas - Voting District Names

Some voting district names in Brazos County, Texas (48041) are incorrect in the Redistricting Census 2000 TIGER/Line files. We are providing the corrected names as an ASCII text file (vd48041.txt), and as an ASCII text file using the Record Type C record layout (vd48041c.era). Using the file in Record Type C layout, data users can locate and replace the Record Type C records with the incorrect voting district names with Record Type C records containing the corrected voting district names.

Errata Note 9:  Massachusetts - State Legislative Districts Upper Chamber

The boundaries for the following Massachusetts state legislative districts upper chamber (SLDU) are incorrect:

SLDU 11 (Hampshire and Franklin District)
SLDU 12 (Hampden District)
SLDU 14 (Second Hampden and Hampshire District)
SLDU 16 (Second Middlesex District)
SLDU 18 (Fourth Middlesex District)

Note: The Census Bureau does not include state legislative district (SLD) names in any files. The state legislative district upper chamber (SLDU) names provided in this errata note are for reference only.

In Hampden County (25013) and Hampshire County (25015), the SLDU boundaries are incorrect because whole towns are assigned an incorrect SLDU code. The correct SLDU code for each affected town is listed below.

TOWN NAME FIPS
CODE
IN
ASSIGNMENT
CORRECT SLDU
Southampton627451114
South Hadley641451411
Westfield760301214
West Springfield778501412

In Middlesex County (25017), the SLDU boundaries are incorrect because whole voting districts (VTD) are assigned an incorrect SLDU code. The correct SLDU code for each affected VTD is listed below.

VTD NAME VTD CODE INCORRECT SLDU
ASSIGNMENT
CORRECT SLDU
Ward 2 Precinct 112531816
Woburn Ward 2 Precinct 212541816

Errata Note 10:  Michigan - Voting Districts

The boundaries for some of the Voting Districts in Michigan are not correct. The Census Bureau did not ensure that the boundaries of these voting districts maintained their relationship with the township boundaries during the final processing of township boundary changes received by the Census Bureau. We are providing a list of the affected counties and voting districts in an ASCII text file (mivtd.txt).

Errata Note 11:  Kansas - Voting Districts

The boundaries for some of the Voting Districts in Kansas are not correct. The Census Bureau did not ensure that the boundaries of these voting districts maintained their relationship with incorporated place boundaries during the final processing of incorporated place changes received by the Census Bureau. We are providing a list of the affected counties and voting districts in an ASCII text file (ksvtd.txt).

Errata Note 12:  Kansas - State Legislative Districts

The boundaries for the following Kansas state legislative districts upper (SLDU) and lower chamber (SLDL) are incorrect:

SLDU: 2, 3, 5, 17, 19, 26, 28, 31, 38, and 39

SLDL: 4, 9, 10, 20, 39, 41, 42, 75, 82, 85, 87, 90, 93, 94, 96, 99, 109, 120, 122, 123, and 124

Errata Note 13:  Delaware - Voting Districts

The boundaries for many Voting Districts in Delaware are not correct. We are providing a list of the affected counties and voting districts in an ASCII text file (devtd.txt).

Errata Note 14:  Delaware - State Legislative Districts

The boundaries for the following Delaware state legislative districts upper (SLDU) and lower chamber (SLDL) are incorrect:

SLDU: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13

SLDL: 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27

Errata Note 15:  Maricopa County, Arizona - Topological Error

The U.S. Census Bureau has discovered a topological error in the Maricopa County, Arizona Redistricting Census 2000 TIGER/Line file. We have tested the Redistricting Census 2000 TIGER/Line file for Maricopa County with two of the more popular translators for use in Geographic Information Systems, and have found that the translators work correctly and provide the correct geographic area codes for the polygons.

As a result of correcting this topological error, there will be an additional polygon in the Census 2000 TIGER/Line file for Maricopa County (04013) and one line segment will have a different TIGER/Line Identification Number (TLID).

The CENID-POLYID C1204-20350 appears in two polygons (a topological error). The error occurs in part of census tract 5231.04, block 5003.

In the Redistricting Census 2000 TIGER/Line file, the following TLIDs bound the polygon that will be corrected in the Census 2000 TIGER/Line file:

128805586
128805584
128805585
128805587

In the Census 2000 TIGER/Line file, there will be an additional CENID-POLYID of C1204-73969 that will be bounded by the following TLIDs:

128832503
128805584
128805585
128805587

TLID 128805586 will no longer appear - it is replaced by TLID 128832503.

Errata Note 16:  Fairfield County, Connecticut - State Legislative Districts

The boundary between Connecticut state legislative districts lower chamber (SLDL) 122 and 125 is incorrect. Block 1000 in census tract 731 is incorrectly assigned to SLDL 122. It should be assigned to SLDL 125.

Errata Note 17:  Alabama - Place Description Code

Decatur city (FIPS code 20104) in Limestone (FIPS code 01083) and Morgan (FIPS code 01103) Counties, Alabama is erroneously shown on Record Type C, Entity Type P with a Place Description code of 1. The Place Description Code should be 7.

Errata Note 18:  Aleutians East Borough, Alaska - Alaska Native Village Statistical Area

Census block 2010 in census tract 1 is erroneously shown as part of Nelson Lagoon Alaska Native Village Statistical Area (ANVSA) (FIPS code 52945; Census code 7025). This block should not have been included in any ANVSA.

Errata Note 19:  Kodiak Island Borough, Alaska - Census Designated Place

Kodiak Station census designated place (CDP) (FIPS code 30210) in Kodiak Island Borourh, Alaska (FIPS code 02150) is incorrectly spelled on Record Type C, Entity Type P. The name has an extra space between the two words.

Errata Note 20:  Arizona ­ American Indian Tribal Subdivision

Gu Achi district American Indian Tribal Subdivision (Census code 300; FIPS code 30210) on the Tohono O'odham Reservation (Census code 4200; FIPS code 73950) is incorrectly spelled on Record Type C, Entity Type X in Pima (FIPS code 04019) and Pinal (FIPS code 04021) Counties, Arizona. The name has an extra space between the two words.

Errata Note 21:  Cleburne County, Arkansas ­ County Subdivision

Grassey township (FIPS code 91493) in Cleburne County, Arkansas (FIPS code 05023) is incorrectly spelled using all upper case letters on Record Type C, Entity Type M.

Errata Note 22:  Los Angeles County, California ­ Los Angeles City

Census block 1011 in census tract 4002.03 is erroneously shown as part of Los Angeles city (FIPS code 44000). This block is not within a place.

Errata Note 23:  Sussex County, Delaware ­ State Designated American Indian Statistical Area

Naticoke Indian Tribe State Designated American Indian Statistical Area (Census code 9830; FIPS code 50470) in Sussex County, Delaware (FIPS code 10005) is incorrectly spelled without a space between "Indian" and "Tribe" on Record Type C, Entity Type I.

Errata Note 24:  Osceola County, Florida - Census Designated Places

The census designated place (CDP) identified as Yeehaw Junction CDP (FIPS code 78975) for Census 2000 should have been identified as Lake Buenaventura CDP (FIPS code 09415). All polygons in the Redistricting Census 2000 TIGER/Line files associated with Yeehaw Junction CDP should have been associated with Lake Buenaventura CDP. Yeehaw Junction was erroneously not defined for Census 2000 and does not appear in any Census 2000 products.

Errata Note 25:  Martin County, Florida - Traffic Analysis Zones

When processing the Traffic Analysis Zone (TAZ) codes following the release of the Redistricting Census 2000 TIGER/Line files, the processing resulted in dropping the leading zero from TAZ 06 in Martin County, Florida (FIPS code 12085) creating a duplicate TAZ code with TAZ 6, causing TAZ 06 and TAZ 6 to be erroneously treated as a single discontiguous TAZ. To resolve this problem we are changing the TAZ code appearing on Record Type A in the Census 2000 TIGER/Line files from 06 to 106.

Errata Note 26:  Winnebago County, Illinois - Traffic Analysis Zones

When processing the Traffic Analysis Zone (TAZ) codes following the release of the Redistricting Census 2000 TIGER/Line files, the processing resulted in dropping the leading zero from TAZs 0120, 1030, and 0140 in Winnebago County, Illinois (FIPS code 17201) creating duplicate TAZ codes with TAZs 120, 130, and 140, causing TAZ 0120 and TAZ 120, TAZ 0130 and TAZ 130, and TAZ 0140 and TAZ 104, to each be erroneously treated as a single discontiguous TAZ. To resolve this problem we are changing the TAZ codes appearing on Record Type A in the Census 2000 TIGER/Line files from 0120 to 9120, from 0130 to 9130, and from 0140 to 9140.

Errata Note 27:  Blue Earth County, Minnesota - Place Description Code

Minnesota Lake (FIPS code 43198) in Blue Earth County, Minnesota (FIPS code 27013) is erroneously shown on Record Type C, Entity Type M with a Place Description Code of 0. The Place Description Code should be 9.

Errata Note 28:  Garden County, Nebraska - Census Designated Place

Lisco census designated place (CDP) is erroneously shown on Record Type C, Entity Type P with the name "Cisco" (FIPS code 09112). The FIPS code for Lisco would be 28315.

Errata Note 29:  Sarpy County, Nebraska - Place Description Code

Bellevue city (FIPS code 90190) in Sarpy County, Nebraska (FIPS code 31153) is erroneously shown on Record Type C, Entity Type M with a Place Description Code of 0. The Place Description Code should be 9.

Errata Note 30:  Durham County, North Carolina - Place Description Code

Raleigh city (FIPS code 55000) in Durham County, North Carolina (FIPS code 37063) is erroneously shown on Record Type C, Entity Type P with a Place Description Code of 0. The Place Description Code should be 1.

Errata Note 31:  Summit County, Ohio - County Subdivision

The county subdivision code for Green Village (FIPS code 31860) in Summit County, Ohio (FIPS code 39153) is incorrect. The county subdivision code should be the same as the place code for Green Village (FIPS code 31664).

Errata Note 32:  Sandusky County, Ohio - Place Description Code

Clyde township (FIPS code 16308) in Sandusky County, Ohio (FIPS code 39153) is erroneously shown on Record Type C, Entity Type M with a Place Description Code of 0. The Place Description Code should be 9.

Errata Note 33:  Oklahoma - Census Designated Places

Marietta census designated place (CDP) (FIPS code 46780) in Adair County (FIPS code 40001) is erroneously shown on Record Type C, Entity Type P, with the name "Maryetta". Carlisle CDP (FIPS code 11975) in Sequoyah County (FIPS code 40089) is erroneously shown on Record Type C, Entity Type P with the name "Carlile". Pinhook Corner CDP (FIPS code 59125) in Sequoyah County is erroneously shown on Record Type C, Entity Type P with the name "Pinhook Corners". Stoney Point CDP (FIPS code 70575) in Sequoyah County is erroneously shown on Record Type C, Entity Type P with the name "Stony Point".

Errata Note 34:  Oklahoma - American Indian Tribal Subdivisions

American Indian tribal subdivsions (AITS) County District 1 (FIPS code 11111, Census code 075), County District 2 (FIPS code 17579, Census code 150), County District 3 (FIPS code 17581, Census code 225), County District 4 (FIPS code 17583, Census code 300), County District 5 (FIPS code 17585, Census code 375), County District 6 (FIPS code 17587, Census code 450), County District 7 (FIPS code 17589, Census code 525), County District 8 (FIPS code 17591, Census code 600), County District 9 (FIPS code 17593, Census code 675), County District 10 (FIPS code 17595, Census code 750), County District 11 (FIPS code 17597, Census code 825), and County District 12 (FIPS code 17599, Census code 900) on the Choctaw Oklahoma Tribal Statistical Area (OTSA) (FIPS code 14190, Census code 5590) are erroneously shown on Record Type C, Entity Type X with a legal/statistical area description code (LSADC) of T4. The LSADC should be T5.

County District 5, County District 6, County District 7, County District 8, County District 9, and County District 10 AITS are incorrectly spelled with an extra space following "District."

American Indian tribal subdivision (AITS) County District 1 is erroneously shown with a FIPS code of 11111. The correct FIPS code for County District 1 AITS is 17577.

Errata Note 35:  Oklahoma - Oklahoma Tribal Statistical Area

The Kowa-Comanche-Ft Sill Apache-Caddo-Wichita-Delaware Oklahoma joint use Oklahoma Tribal Statistical Area (OTSA) (Census code 5955) name exceeds the available space in some fields in Census 2000 products. To accomodate the name on all Census 2000 products, we are removing the period from the abbreviation of Fort in Record Type C, Entity Type I in the Caddo County (FIPS code 40015) and Grady County (FIPS code 40051) Census 2000 TIGER/Line files. The FIPS code for the Kiowa-Comanche-Ft Sill Apache-Caddo-Wichita-Delaware OTSA will be changed from 40025 which appears in the Redistricting Census 2000 TIGER/LIne files to 40027 in the Census 2000 TIGER/Line files.

Errata Note 36:  Meade County, South Dakota - Place Description Code

Box Elder (FIPS code 06620) in Meade County, South Dakota (FIPS code 46093) is erroneously shown on Record Type C, Entity Type M with a Place Description Code of 0. The Place Description Code should be 9.

Errata Note 37:  Brown County, Wisconsin - Place and County Subdivision Codes

Census blocks 2048, 2063, and 2064 in census tract 203 in Brown County (FIPS code 55009) are erroneously shown in Scott town (FIPS code 72200). They should be in Pulaski village (FIPS code 65675). Census block 2049 in census tract 203 is erroneously shown in Pittsfield town (FIPS code 63075). It should be within Pulaski village (FIPS code 65675). The following FIPS county subdivision and place codes should be associated with these blocks:

State County Tract Block Incorrect
County
Subdivision
Incorrect
Place
Correct
County
Subdivision
Correct
Place
55009020300204872200blank6567565675
55009020300206372200blank6567565675
55009020300206472200blank6567565675
55009020300204963075blank6567565675

Errata Note 38:  Puerto Rico - Metropolitan Areas

San Juan-Bayamón, Puerto Rico Primary Metropolitan Statistical Area (FIPS code 7440) is incorrectly spelled without the o-Acute Accent on Record type C, Entity Type J. Mayagúez, Puerto Rico Metropolitan Statistical Area (FIPS code 4840) is incorrectly spelled without the u-Acute Accent on Record Type C, Entity Type J.

Errata Note 39:  Caddo Parish, Louisiana - Voting District Names

Some voting district names for Caddo Parish, Louisiana (22017) are incorrect in Record Type C of the Redistricting Census 2000 TIGER/Line file. We are providing the correct names as an ASCII text file vd22017.txt, and as an ASCII file using the Record Type C record layout vd22017.era. Using the file in Record Type C layout, data users can locate and replace the Record Type C records with the incorrect voting district names with Record Type C records containing the corrected voting district names.

Errata Note 40:  St. Louis County, Minnesota (FIPS Code 27137)

Kabetogema UT (FIPS Code 32252) is incorrectly spelled on Record Type C, Entity Type M. The correct spelling is Katetogama.

Errata Note 41:  Montgomery County, Ohio (FIPS code 39113)

Clayton Village (FIPS code 15644) and Riverside village (FIPS code 67168) are erroneously shown on Record Type C, Entity Type M with a Legal/Statistical Area Description Code (LSADC) of 47. The LSADC should be 25.

Errata Note 42:  Sandusky County, Ohio (FIPS code 39143)

Clyde township (FIPS code 16308) is erroneously shown on Record Type C, Entity Type M with a FIPS Class Code (FIPSCC) of C5. The correct FIPSCC is Z1.

Errata Note 43:  Summit County, Ohio (FIPS code 39153)

Green village (FIPS code 31664) is erroneously shown on Record Type C, Entity Type M with a Legal/Statistical Area Description Code (LSADC) of 47. The LSADC should be 25.

Errata Note 44:  Dewey County, South Dakota (FIPS code 46041)

Isabel city (FIPS code 32140) is erroneously shown on Record Type C, Entity Type M with a Legal/Statistical Area Description Code (LSADC) of 25. The LSACD should be 43.

Errata Note 45:  Duval County, Florida (FIPS code 12031)

The FIPS Class Code (FIPSCC) for Duval County, Florida is erroneously shown in Record Type C, Entity Type C as H4. The correct FIPS Class Code is H6.

Errata Note 46:  Richmond County, Georgia (FIPS code 13245)

The FIPS Class Code (FIPSCC) for Richmond County, Georgia is erroneously shown in Record Type C, Entity Type C as H4. The correct FIPS Class Code is H6.

Errata Note 47:  Essex County, Massachusetts (FIPS code 25009)

Saugus Census Designated Place (CDP) (FIPS code 60050) should be coextensive with Saugus town (FIPS code 60015). It should comprise a coextensive whole town CDP, but does not. Saugus CDP should include census blocks 1996 and 1997 in census tract 2081.02.

Errata Note 48:  Suffolk County, Massachusetts (FIPS code 25025)

The FIPS Class Code (FIPSCC) for Suffolk County, Massachusetts is erroneously shown in Record Type C, Entity Type C as H4. The correct FIPS Class Code is H6.

Errata Note 49:  Deer Lodge County, Montana (FIPS code 30023)

The FIPS Class Code (FIPSCC) for Deer Lodge County, Montana is erroneously shown in Record Type C, Entity Type C as H4. The correct FIPS Class Code is H6.

Errata Note 50:  Silver Bow County, Montana (FIPS code 30093)

The FIPS Class Code (FIPSCC) for Silver Bow County, Montana is erroneously shown in Record Type C, Entity Type C as H4. The correct FIPS Class Code is H6.

Errata Note 51:  Stillwater County, Montana (FIPS code 30095)

North Stillwater Census County Division (CCD) (FIPS code 92510) is incorrectly spelled on Record Type C, Entity Type M as "Norh Stillwater". The correct spelling of the name is "North Stillwater".

Errata Note 52:  De Baca County, New Mexico (FIPS code 35011)

East De Baca Census County Division (CCD) (FIPS code 91110) and West De Baca CCD (FIPS code 93750) are incorrectly spelled on Record Type C, Entity Type M as "East DeBaca" and "West DeBaca". The correct spelling of the names are "East De Baca" and "West De Baca".

Errata Note 53:  Moore County, Tennessee (FIPS code 47127)

The FIPS Class Code (FIPSCC) for Duval County, Florida is erroneously shown in Record Type C, Entity Type C as H4. The correct FIPS Class Code is H6.

Errata Note 54:  Middlesex County, Massachusetts (FIPS code 25017)

Census block 5014 in census tract 3372.02 is erroneously shown as part of Stoneham town (FIPS code 67665). This block should be part of Woburn city (FIPS code 81035). Stoneham Census Designated Place (CDP) should be coextensive with Stoneham town (a coextensive whole town CDP), but is not because block 5104 in census tract 3372.02 was erroneously included in Stoneham town.

Errata Note 55:  Martin County, Texas (FIPS code 48317)

The Place Description Code (PLACEDC) for Midland city (FIPS code 48072) is erroneously shown in Record Type C, Entity Type P as 3. The correct Place Description code is 0.

Errata Note 56:  Nueces County, Texas (FIPS code 48355)

The Place Description Code (PLACEDC) for Ingleside city (FIPS code 36008) is erroneously shown in Record Type C, Entity Type P as 8. The correct Place Description code is 0.

User Note 1:  Ohio - State Legislative Districts

For Census 2000, states were afforded the opportunity to define their state legislative districts (upper and lower chambers) using their actual boundaries. The state of Ohio participated in this optional component of the program by providing approximated legislative districts. For further information regarding Ohio's submission please contact the Census 2000 Redistricting Data Office at (301) 457-4039 or via e-mail at RDO@census.gov.

User Note 2:  Kanawha County, West Virginia - State Legislative Districts

Kanawha County, West Virginia has two senate districts: 8 and 17. Both districts are coextensive in territory with the county and there is no boundary between them. The Census Bureau represents this area with a single State Legislative District code: 817.

User Note 3:  Congressional Districts

The congressional district codes in this TIGER/Line file found in the Record Types listed below may contain errors and should NOT be used. These codes were improperly extracted from the internal Census TIGER data base.

Record Type A, Field CD106
Record Type S, Field CDCU

We suggest that data users build the 106th Congressional District layer in their spatial data base by using the information in the geographic header of the Public Law 94-171 data files when they become available. This can be accomplished by matching the state-county-census tract-census block codes between your Redistricting Census 2000 TIGER/Line based system and the state-county-census tract-census block-106th Congressional District codes in the P.L. 94-171 data file.

The extraction of the 106th Congressional District codes will be corrected for the production of the Census 2000 TIGER/Line files later this Spring.

User Note 4:  Mismatch - P.L. 94-171 Geographic Header Information and Redistricting Census 2000 TIGER/Line files

The Geographic Header files released with the redistricting data for each state have some fields that are not always completely filled by their required content, listed below. All of these fields are left-justified in the P.L. 94-171 data files, but only the NAME field should have been left-justified. All of the other fields should have been right-justified. This would match their presentation in the Redistricting Census 2000 TIGER/Line files, for the fields that represent a code or nominal value identifying a geographic area (VTD, SLDU, SLDL, and TAZ), and allow unambiguous interpretation of the fields that represent integer values (AREALAND, AREAWATR, and POP100). The formatting will be corrected starting with the Summary File 1 (SF1) and Summary File 2 (SF2) state files.

FIELD IN PL94-171 GEOGRAPHIC HEADER CORRECT FORMATTING
VTDLeft-justified, blank filledRight-justified, blank filled
SLDULeft-justified, blank filledRight-justified, blank filled
SLDLLeft-justified, blank filledRight-justified, blank filled
TAZLeft-justified, blank filledRight-justified, blank filled
AREALANDLeft-justified, blank filledRight-justified, blank filled
AREAWATRLeft-justified, blank filledRight-justified, blank filled
POP100Left-justified, blank filledRight-justified, blank filled

User Note 5:  Louisiana - Voting Districts

The Louisiana Legislature reviewed the voting districts as provided to the state in the Redistricting Census 2000 TIGER/Line files for the Louisiana parishes and has determined that there are some discrepancies. Based upon these discrepancies, the Louisiana Legislature has made technical corrections to the voting districts of several parishes to accurately represent the precinct geography of the state of Louisiana. The following parishes had technical corrections made to their voting districts: Acadia, Bienville, Bossier, Calcasieu, East Baton Rouge, Grant, Jefferson, Lafourche, Madison, Orleans, Ouachita, Pointe Coupee, Richland, St. Bernard, St. Landry, Terrebonne, and West Feliciana. The Louisiana State Data Center maintains equivalency files for these parishes for those interested in the corrections that were made.


Source: U.S. Census Bureau | Geography | (301) 763-1128 |  Last Revised: February 20, 2013