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1990 Census - Census Tract Outline Maps

It is important to note that these PDF maps are re-creations of the 1990 Census Tract/BNA outline maps and differ from the original 1990 Census Tract Outline Maps. Similar to the 2000 Census Tract outline maps, these maps are county-based and created for all 1990 Counties/County Equivalents in the United States. All maps display the 1990 geography; however, the features displayed on these maps are those shown on the Census 2000 maps. These maps show the boundaries and numbers of the 1990 census tracts/BNAs as well as the named features underlying the boundaries. They also show the boundaries, names and codes for 1990 American Indian/Alaska Native areas, counties, county subdivisions, and places. The scale of the maps will be optimized to keep the number of map sheets for each area to a minimum, but the scale and number of sheets will vary by the area size of the county and the complexity of the census tracts.

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File naming convention:


  • <SS> is the 2 digit state FIPS code,
  • <CCC> is the 3 digit county FIPS code
  • <###> is the map sheet number.
    • Index sheets are numbered '000'.
    • Parent sheets are numbered '001' through '999'.
    • Inset sheets are numbered 'A01' through 'Z99'.

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Source: U.S. Census Bureau | Geography | (301) 763-1128 |  Last Revised: July 28, 2015