2020 Census Redistricting Data Now Available on data.census.gov

Skip Header


DATA GEMS: What is a CDP? Making Sense of Census Geography

Working with census geography can be confusing. If you need to access data for cities and towns, it is important to learn more about CDPs. CDP is the abbreviation for Census Designated Place, the statistical counterpart of an incorporated place. CDPs are delineated to provide data for settled concentrations of populations. Learn more about why we create CDPs, their uses and how you can identify them in your data searches.

Related Information


Data Gem Materials

pdf Transcript [<1.0 MB]

Data Gems

A series of "how-to" videos available for data users who are looking for an easy and quick way to enhance their knowledge of Census data.

They will introduce you to various concepts and techniques to improve your ability to navigate our website and use our data-access tools.

Related Information


Back to Header