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Product Best For... File Format Type of Data Level of Detail Descriptive Attributes Vintages Available
TIGER/Line Shapefiles Most mapping projects--this is our most comprehensive dataset. Designed for use with GIS (geographic information systems). Shapefiles (.shp) and database files (.dbf) Boundaries, roads, address information, water features, and more Full detail (not generalized) Extensive 2006 - 2019, CD 113
TIGER Geodatabases Useful for users needing national datasets or all major boundaries by state. Designed for use in ArcGIS. Files are extremely large. Geodatabase (.gdb) Boundaries, roads, address information, water features, and more Full detail (not generalized) Limited 2013-2019
TIGER/Line with Selected Demographic and Economic Data Data from selected attributes from the 2010 Census, 2006-2010 through 2012-2016 ACS 5-year estimates and County Business Patterns (CBP) for selected geographies. Designed for use with GIS. Shapefiles (.shp) and Geodatabases (.gdb) Boundaries, Population Counts, Housing Unit Counts, 2010 Census Demographic Profile 1 attributes, 2006-2010 through 2013-2017 ACS 5-year estimates data profiles, CBP data. Full detail (not generalized) Limited 2012 CBP, 2010, 2006-2010 to 2014-2018 ACS 5-Year Estimates
Cartographic Boundary Geodatabases Small scale (limited detail) spatial files clipped to shoreline. Designed for thematic mapping use in ArcGIS. Geodatabases  (.gdb) Selected boundaries Less detail (generalized) Limited 2019
Cartographic Boundary Shapefiles Small scale (limited detail) spatial files clipped to shoreline. Designed for thematic mapping using GIS. Shapefiles (.shp) Selected boundaries Less detail (generalized) Limited 2013-2019, 2010, 2000, 1990
Cartographic Boundary KMLs Viewing data or creating maps using Google Earth, Google Maps, or other platforms that use KML. KML (.kml) Selected boundaries Less detail (generalized) Limited 2013-2019
TIGERweb Viewing spatial data online or streaming to your mapping application. Interactive viewer, HTML data files, plus REST and WMS map services Boundaries, roads, address information, water features, and more Detailed Extensive Current (ACS 2019), ACS 2018, 2010 Census

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