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Gazetteer Files

The U.S. Gazetteer Files provide a listing of all geographic areas for selected geographic area types. The files include geographic identifier codes, names, area measurements, and representative latitude and longitude coordinates.

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Gazetteer Files

This page provides links to Census 2000 gazetteer files for counties, county subdivisions (minor civil divisions/census county divisions), places, census tracts, and ZIP Code tabulation areas (ZCTAs) for the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico. The files are extractions from the Census 2000 Summary File 1 (SF1). 

Notes:

  • All files are in compressed format.
  • 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 Census 2000 (that is, as of January 1, 2000).
  • 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 1990 Census files.
  • ZCTAs are statistical entities developed by the U.S. Census Bureau for tabulating summary statistics from Census 2000. This new entity was developed to overcome the difficulties in precisely defining the land area covered by each ZIP Code. For further details see the ZIP Code Tabulation Areas page. Please note that the Census Bureau does not have U.S. Postal Service ZIP Code products.

Census Tracts

The Census Tract file contains data for all 2000 Census Tracts in the 50 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico as of the January 1, 2000. The file is tab-delimited text, one line per record. There are 66,304 records.

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 Census 2000. The file is tab-delimited text, one line per record. There are 3,219 records. Some records contain special characters.

County Subdivisions

The county subdivision file contains data for all county subdivisions in the 50 states, District of Columbia and Puerto Rico as of Census 2000. The file is ASCII text, one line per record. There are 36,351 records. Some records contain special characters.

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, 2000. The file is ASCII text, one line per record. There are 25,375 records. Some records contain special characters.

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, 2000. The file is ASCII text, one line per record. There are 33,233 records.

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