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Census TIGER/Line® Files

TIGER® comes from the acronym Topologically Integrated Geographic Encoding and Referencing which is the name for the system and digital database developed at the U.S. Census Bureau to support its mapping needs for the Decennial Census and other Bureau programs. TIGER/Line® files are a digital database of geographic features, such as roads, railroads, rivers, lakes, legal boundaries, census statistical boundaries, etc. covering the entire United States. The data base contains information about these features such as their location in latitude and longitude, the name, the type of feature, address ranges for most streets, the geographic relationship to other features, and other related information. They are the public product created from the Census Bureau's TIGER® database. NOTE: These files are not graphic images of maps, but rather digital data describing geographic features. To make use of these data, a user must have mapping or Geographic Information System (GIS) software that can import TIGER/Line® data.

The latest edition of TIGER/Line® Files are not available on DVD, but are available for downloading.


2006 Second Edition TIGER/Line® Files DVD: East

The Second Edition 2006 TIGER/Line® files on DVD contain geographic reference information (coordinates & codes) for all Census 2000 entities, including Urbanized Areas (UAs), Urban Clusters (UCs), and Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs). The files cover all counties, parishes, boroughs, places, and census tracts and blocks for: AL, CT, DE, DC, FL, GA, IL, IN, KY, ME, MD, MA, MI, MS, NH, NJ, NY, NC, OH, PA, PR, RI, SC, TN, VT, USVI, VA, WV, WI. They include ZIP Code® Tabulation Areas (ZCTAs) and American Indian and Alaska Native areas. For more information see the 2006 TIGER/Line® Files web page.

Product Id: V1-T06-TGRF-05-E2

Media Type: DVD

Data Format: ASCII Fixed Field

System Requirements: None

Software Provided: None

Release Date: 4/2/2007

2006 Second Edition TIGER/Line® Files DVD: West

The Second Edition 2006 TIGER/Line® files on DVD contain geographic reference information (coordinates & codes) for all Census 2000 entities, including Urbanized Areas (UAs), Urban Clusters (UCs), and Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs). The files cover all counties, parishes, boroughs, places, and census tracts and blocks for: AK, AS, AZ, AR, CA, CO, GU, HI, ID, IA, KS, LA, MP, MN, MO, MT, NE, NV, NM, ND, OK, OR, SD, TX, UT, WA, WY. They include ZIP Code® Tabulation Areas (ZCTAs) and American Indian and Alaska Native areas. For more information see the 2006 TIGER/Line® Files web page.

Product Id: V1-T06-TGRF-05-W2

Media Type: DVD

Data Format: ASCII Fixed Field

System Requirements: None

Software Provided: None

Release Date: 4/2/2007

2006 Second Edition TIGER/Line® Files CD-ROM

Second Edition 2006 TIGER/Line® files on CD-ROM contain geographic reference information (coordinates & codes) for all Census 2000 entities, including Urbanized Areas (UAs), Urban Clusters (UCs), and Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs). The files cover all counties, parishes, boroughs, places, and census tracts and blocks for each state, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, & the Island Areas. They include ZIP Code® Tabulation Areas (ZCTAs) and American Indian and Alaska Native areas. For more information see the 2006 TIGER/Line® Files web page.

C1-T06-TGRF-05-001S | Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, Rhode Island, Vermont, U.S. Virgin Islands
C1-T06-TGRF-05-002S | Delaware, District of Columbia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia
C1-T06-TGRF-05-003S | Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina
C1-T06-TGRF-05-004S | Alabama, Florida, Lousiana, Mississippi
C1-T06-TGRF-05-005S | Kentucky, Ohio, Tennessee, West Virginia
C1-T06-TGRF-05-006S | Illinois, Indiana, Missouri
C1-T06-TGRF-05-007S | Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Wisconsin
C1-T06-TGRF-05-008S | Idaho, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Washington
C1-T06-TGRF-05-009S | Arkansas, Kansas, Nebraska, Oklahoma
C1-T06-TGRF-05-010S | Texas
C1-T06-TGRF-05-011S | Arizona, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah, Wyoming
C1-T06-TGRF-05-012S | Alaska, California, Hawaii, Oregon, American Samoa, Guam, Northern Mariana Islands


2005 Second Edition TIGER/Line® Files DVD: East

The Second Edition 2005 TIGER/Line® files on DVD contain geographic reference information (coordinates & codes) for all Census 2000 entities, including Urbanized Areas (UAs), Urban Clusters (UCs), and Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs). The files cover all counties, parishes, boroughs, places, and census tracts and blocks for: AL, CT, DE, DC, FL, GA, IL, IN, KY, ME, MD, MA, MI, MS, NH, NJ, NY, NC, OH, PA, PR, RI, SC, TN, VT, USVI, VA, WV, WI. They include ZIP Code® Tabulation Areas (ZCTAs) and American Indian and Alaska Native areas.

Product Id: V1-T05-TGRF-05-E2

Media Type: DVD

Data Format: ASCII Fixed Field

System Requirements: None

Software Provided: None

Release Date: 7/7/2006

2005 Second Edition TIGER/Line® Files DVD: West

The Second Edition 2005 TIGER/Line® files on DVD contain geographic reference information (coordinates & codes) for all Census 2000 entities, including Urbanized Areas (UAs), Urban Clusters (UCs), and Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs). The files cover all counties, parishes, boroughs, places, and census tracts and blocks for: AK, AS, AZ, AR, CA, CO, GU, HI, ID, IA, KS, LA, MP, MN, MO, MT, NE, NV, NM, ND, OK, OR, SD, TX, UT, WA, WY. They include ZIP Code® Tabulation Areas (ZCTAs) and American Indian and Alaska Native areas.

Product Id: V1-T05-TGRF-05-W2

Media Type: DVD

Data Format: ASCII Fixed Field

System Requirements: None

Software Provided: None

Release Date: 7/7/2006

2005 Second Edition TIGER/Line® Files CD-ROM

Second Edition 2005 TIGER/Line® files on CD-ROM contain geographic reference information (coordinates & codes) for all Census 2000 entities, including Urbanized Areas (UAs), Urban Clusters (UCs), and Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs). The files cover all counties, parishes, boroughs, places, and census tracts and blocks for each state, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, & the Island Areas. They include ZIP Code® Tabulation Areas (ZCTAs) and American Indian and Alaska Native areas.

C1-T05-TGRF-05-001S | Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, Rhode Island, Vermont, U.S. Virgin Islands
C1-T05-TGRF-05-002S | Delaware, District of Columbia, Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, West Virginia
C1-T05-TGRF-05-003S | Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi
C1-T05-TGRF-05-004S | Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Tennessee
C1-T05-TGRF-05-005S | Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, Wisconsin
C1-T05-TGRF-05-006S | Iowa, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota
C1-T05-TGRF-05-007S | Arkansas, Kansas, Louisiana, Missouri
C1-T05-TGRF-05-008S | Oklahoma, Texas
C1-T05-TGRF-05-009S | Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah, Wyoming
C1-T05-TGRF-05-010S | Alaska, California, Hawaii, Oregon, Washington, American Samoa, Guam, Northern Mariana Islands


2002 TIGER/Line® Files

Availability: CD-ROMs and DVD. Also available online for downloading.

The 108th Congressional Districts do not appear in the 2002 TIGER/Line® files. The Census Bureau still was in the process of collecting this information from the states at the time of the creation of the 2002 TIGER/Line® files. Read more about changes/what's new (Ascii text format).

2002 TIGER/Line® Files on DVD

V1-T02-TGRF-05-US1 All States

2002 TIGER/Line® Files on CD-ROMs

C1-T02-TGRF-05-001 Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands
C1-T02-TGRF-05-002 Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina
C1-T02-TGRF-05-003 Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio, Tennessee, Wisconsin
C1-T02-TGRF-05-004 Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota
C1-T02-TGRF-05-005 Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, Texas
C1-T02-TGRF-05-006 Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, New Mexico, Utah, Wyoming
C1-T02-TGRF-05-007 Alaska, California, Hawaii, Nevada, Oregon, Washington, American Samoa, Guam, Northern Mariana Islands


108th CD TIGER/Line® Files (Congressional Districts):

Availability: CD-ROMS and DVD containing containing geographic coordinates for the Congressional Districts of the 108th Congress defined according to Census 2000 geographic areas. Files also available online for downloading.

Subject Content: 108th CD Census 2000 TIGER/Line® Files contain the 108th Congressional Districts and are the latest version of the Census 2000 TIGER/Line® Files. This file uses the same format as the other Census 2000 TIGER/Line® Files. It does not reflect the major reformatting of the TIGER/Line® Files that appear in the post-Census 2000 (2002) TIGER/Line® File versions. However, there are some field name and content changes from earlier versions of the Census 2000 TIGER/Line® Files.

108th Congressional District DVD

V1-T00-T108-05-US1 All States

108th Congressional District CD-ROMs

C1-T00-T108-05-001 | Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands
C1-T00-T108-05-002 Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina
C1-T00-T108-05-003 Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio, Tennessee, Wisconsin
C1-T00-T108-05-004 Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota
C1-T00-T108-05-005 Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, Texas
C1-T00-T108-05-006 Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, New Mexico, Utah, Wyoming
C1-T00-T108-05-007 Alaska, California, Hawaii, Nevada, Oregon, Washington, American Samoa, Guam, Northern Mariana Islands


Urbanized Areas Census 2000 TIGER/Line® Files:

Availability: Available on CD-ROMs and DVD Files also available online for downloading

Urbanized Areas Census 2000 TIGER/Line® Files DVD

V1-T00-TGRU-05-US1 All States

Urbanized Areas Census 2000 TIGER/Line® Files CD-ROMs

C1-T00-TGRU-05-001 Connecticut, Delaware, Massachusetts, Maine, Maryland, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Virginia, Vermont, West Virginia, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands
C1-T00-TGRU-05-002 Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina
C1-T00-TGRU-05-003 Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio, Tennessee, Wisconsin
C1-T00-TGRU-05-004 Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota
C1-T00-TGRU-05-005 Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, Texas
C1-T00-TGRU-05-006 Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, New Mexico, Utah, Wyoming
C1-T00-TGRU-05-007 Alaska, California, Hawaii, Nevada, Oregon, Washington, American Samoa, Guam, Northern Mariana Islands


Other TIGER/Line® File Versions:

Redistricting Census 2000 TIGER/Line® Files on DVD

Availability: Single DVD

Released June 25, 2001

Product ID: V1-T00-RDTG-05-US1

Media: DVD. Also available as downloadable files from the Bureau's website.

Subject content: Digital map data for Census 2000 Redistricting geographic areas. The Redistricting Census 2000 TIGER/Line® files is the official version of the TIGER/Line® files delivered to the official recipients under Public Law 94-171 and to redistricting officials in the District of Columbia and the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico.

Geography: The Redistricting Census 2000 TIGER/Line® files cover all counties, parishes, boroughs, census geographic areas and equivalent entities for each state, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico based on January 1, 2000 governmental unit boundaries. This version of the TIGER/Line® files contains the Census 2000 geographic entities required for redistricting and other uses, and includes the Census 2000 tabulation block numbers, and the final Census 2000 definitions of the census tracts, census designated places (CDPs), voting districts, state legislative districts, school districts, and so forth. The only Census 2000 geographic entity this version does not contain is the ZIP Code® Tabulation Areas (ZCTAs) , and the address ranges appearing in the Redistricting Census 2000 TIGER/Line® files are of approximately the same vintage as those appearing in the 1999 TIGER/Line® files.

The Redistricting Census 2000 TIGER/Line® files will not include files for American Samoa, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands, the Minor Outlying Areas (Midway), and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

File format & software: Files are ASCII fixed field.


TIGER/Line® Files, 1992 Version

Media: CD-ROM

Subject content: Digital map data for 1990 census geographic areas, basic map features (streets, rivers, railroads, etc.) and their names, address ranges, and ZIP Codes® (in 345 core metropolitan areas), in the form of 14 record types. Address-range information covers an estimated 85 million individual addresses compared with 55 million in the 1990 version of these files.

Geography: Boundaries of legal entities as reported to the Census Bureau to be in effect on January 1, 1992, as well as the final 1990 census tabulation area codes for those entities and certain statistical areas, such as blocks, census tracts, and block numbering areas (BNA's). Also, boundaries for Congressional Districts of the 103rd Congress; 1990 urbanized area codes for each block in an urbanized area and an urban indicator for each block; and boundaries and codes for Elementary, Middle, Secondary, and Unified School Districts.

File format & software: Files are ASCII. Comes with LandView® desktop mapping software (block-group polygons only and no thematic mapping), an adaptation of the computer mapping application Marplot) is designed to show the contents of TIGER/Line® files and to show corresponding census population and housing data.

Individual State 1992 TIGER/Line® Files:

C1-T92-TGRF-05-AL1 Alabama Released March 22, 1994
C1-T92-TGRF-05-AK1 Alaska /Hawaii/Outlying Areas of the Pacific / Puerto Rico /Virgin Islands Released March 29, 1994
C1-T92-TGRF-05-AZ1 Arizona Released January 6, 1994
C1-T92-TGRF-05-AR1 Arkansas
CK-T92-TGRF-05-CA1 Set of three for California Kit
C1-T92-TGRF-05-CA1 California (1) (Alameda - Mono Counties) Released May 11, 1994
C1-T92-TGRF-05-CA2 California (2) (Monterey - Santa Cruz Counties)
C1-T92-TGRF-05-CA3 California (3) (Shasta - Yuba Counties) / Nevada
C1-T92-TGRF-05-CO1 Colorado Released January 4, 1994
C1-T92-TGRF-05-NY2 Connecticut (see New York 2)
C1-T92-TGRF-05-DE1 Delaware / District of Columbia/ Virginia
C1-T92-TGRF-05-DE1 District of Columbia (see Delaware)
CK-T92-TGRF-05-FL1 Set of two for Florida
C1-T92-TGRF-05-FL1 Florida (1) (Alachua - Osceola Counties)
C1-T92-TGRF-05-FL2 Florida (2) (Palm Beach - Washington Counties) / South Dakota
CK-T92-TGRF-05-GA1 Set of two for Georgia
C1-T92-TGRF-05-GA1 Georgia (1) (Appling - Twiggs Counties) Released January 4, 1994
C1-T92-TGRF-05-GA2 Georgia (2) (Union - Worth Counties) / Louisiana Released February 22, 1994
C1-T92-TGRF-05-AK1 Hawaii (see Alaska)
C1-T92-TGRF-05-PA2 Idaho (see Pennsylvania 2)
CK-T92-TGRF-05-IL1 Set of two for Illinois
C1-T92-TGRF-05-IL1 Illinois (1) (Adams - Rock Island Counties) Released December 23, 1993
C1-T92-TGRF-05-IL2 Illinois (2) (St. Clair - Woodford Counties) / Indiana Released December 23, 1993
C1-T92-TGRF-05-IL2 Indiana (see Illinois 2)
C1-T92-TGRF-05-MO2 Iowa (see Missouri 2)
C1-T92-TGRF-05-KS1 Kansas Released November 1, 1993
C1-T92-TGRF-05-OH2 Kentucky (see Ohio 2)
C1-T92-TGRF-05-GA2 Louisiana (see Georgia 2)
C1-T92-TGRF-05-MA1 Maine / Massachusetts/New Hampshire /Vermont Released February 22, 1994
C1-T92-TGRF-05-MD1 Maryland / West Virginia Released November 3, 1993
C1-T92-TGRF-05-MA1 Massachusetts (see Maine)
C1-T92-TGRF-05-MI1 Michigan Released January 13, 1994 (Corrected version released March, 22, 1994)
C1-T92-TGRF-05-MN1 Minnesota Released January 4, 1994
C1-T92-TGRF-05-MS1 Mississippi Released March 3, 1994.
CK-T92-TGRF-05-MO1 Set of two for Missouri
C1-T92-TGRF-05-MO1 Missouri (1) (Adair - Scotland counties) Released February 22, 1994
C1-T92-TGRF-05-MO2 Missouri (2) (Scott - Wright counties & St. Louis City) / Iowa March 1, 1994
C1-T92-TGRF-05-MT1 Montana Released March 10, 1994
C1-T92-TGRF-05-NE1 Nebraska Released March 1, 1994
C1-T92-TGRF-05-CA3 Nevada (see California 3)
C1-T92-TGRF-05-MA1 New Hampshire (see Maine)
C1-T92-TGRF-05-NY2 New Jersey (see New York 2)
C1-T92-TGRF-05-NM1 New Mexico Released January 6, 1994
CK-T92-TGRF-05-NY1 Set of two for New York
C1-T92-TGRF-05-NY1 New York (1) (Albany - Warren Counties)
C1-T92-TGRF-05-NY2 New York (2) (Washington - Yates Counties) / Connecticut / Rhode Island / New Jersey
CK-T92-TGRF-05-NC1 Set of two for North Carolina
C1-T92-TGRF-05-NC1 North Carolina (1) (Alamance - Stokes counties) Released March 1, 1994
C1-T92-TGRF-05-NC2 North Carolina (2) (Surry - Yancey counties) / South Carolina Released March 1, 1994
C1-T92-TGRF-05-ND1 North Dakota / Utah Released March 22, 1994 (Rel. from hold July 11, 1994)
CK-T92-TGRF-05-OH1 Set of two for Ohio
C1-T92-TGRF-05-OH1 Ohio (1) (Adams -Ross counties) Released February 22, 1994
C1-T92-TGRF-05-OH2 Ohio (2) (Sandusky - Wyandot counties) / Kentucky Released February 22, 1994
C1-T92-TGRF-05-TX4 Oklahoma (see Texas)
C1-T92-TGRF-05-OR1 Oregon Released November 1, 1993
CK-T92-TGRF-05-PA1 Set of two for Pennsylvania
C1-T92-TGRF-05-PA1 Pennsylvania (1) (Adams - Northumberland counties)
C1-T92-TGRF-05-PA2 Pennsylvania (2) (Perry - York Counties) / Idaho
C1-T92-TGRF-05-NY2 Rhode Island (see New York 2)
C1-T92-TGRF-05-NC2 South Carolina (see North Carolina 2)
C1-T92-TGRF-05-FL2 South Dakota (see Florida 2)
C1-T92-TGRF-05-TN1 Tennessee Released March 10, 1994
CK-T92-TGRF-05-TX1 Set of four for Texas
C1-T92-TGRF-05-TX1 Texas (1) (Anderson - Floyd Counties) Released March 25, 1994.
C1-T92-TGRF-05-TX2 Texas (2) (Foard - Matagorda Counties) Released July 19, 1994
C1-T92-TGRF-05-TX3 Texas (3) (Maverick - Willacy Counties) Released March 22, 1994
C1-T92-TGRF-05-TX4 Texas (4) (Williamson - Zavala Counties) Oklahoma Released July 19, 1994
C1-T92-TGRF-05-ND1 Utah (see North Dakota)
C1-T92-TGRF-05-MA1 Vermont (see Maine)
C1-T92-TGRF-05-DE1 Virginia (see Delaware)
C1-T92-TGRF-05-WA1 Washington Released November 1, 1993
C1-T92-TGRF-05-MD1 West Virginia (see Maryland)
C1-T92-TGRF-05-WI1 Wisconsin Released March 10, 1994
C1-T92-TGRF-05-WY1 Wyoming Released March 29, 1994
C1-T92-TGRF-05-AK1 Puerto Rico (see Alaska)
C1-T92-TGRF-05-AK1 Outlying Areas of the Pacific (see Alaska)
C1-T92-TGRF-05-AK1 Virgin Islands (see Alaska)


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