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2010 Census Tracts for King County - Conflated to Parcels - Major Waterbodies Erased

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Layer name: TRACTS10_SHORE
Subject category: census
Title: 2010 Census Tracts for King County - Conflated to Parcels - Major Waterbodies Erased
Feature Count: 0
Feature Type: Polygon
Abstract: The TIGER/Line Files are shapefiles and related database files (.dbf) that are an extract of selected geographic and cartographic information from the U.S. Census Bureau's Master Address File / Topologically Integrated Geographic Encoding and Referencing (MAF/TIGER) Database (MTDB). The MTDB represents a seamless national file with no overlaps or gaps between parts, however, each TIGER/Line File is designed to stand alone as an independent data set, or they can be combined to cover the entire nation. Census Blocks are statistical areas bounded on all sides by visible features, such as streets, roads, streams, and railroad tracks, and/or by nonvisible boundaries such as city, town, township, and county limits, and short line-of-sight extensions of streets and roads. Census blocks are relatively small in area; for example, a block in a city bounded by streets. However, census blocks in remote areas are often large and irregular and may even be many square miles in area. A common misunderstanding is that data users think census blocks are used geographically to build all other census geographic areas, rather all other census geographic areas are updated and then used as the primary constraints, along with roads and water features, to delineate the tabulation blocks. As a result, all 2010 Census blocks nest within every other 2010 Census geographic area, so that Census Bureau statistical data can be tabulated at the block level and aggregated up to the appropriate geographic areas. Census blocks cover all territory in the United States, Puerto Rico, and the Island Areas (American Samoa, Guam, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, and the U.S. Virgin Islands). Blocks are the smallest geographic areas for which the Census Bureau publishes data from the decennial census. A block may consist of one or more faces.
Purpose: In order for others to use the information in the Census MAF/TIGER database in a geographic information system (GIS) or for other geographic applications, the Census Bureau releases to the public extracts of the database in the form of TIGER/Line Shapefiles.
Status: Complete
Updated: None planned
Time period of content: (single date,as YYYYMMDD)::
Time period of content: (date range, as YYYYMMDD):: 20100101 - 20100701
Spatial reference: WA State Plane North
FGDC Documentation: Classic or FAQ
Open Data Availability: Yes
Place Keywords: 53033, Washington state, King County, WA, Pacific NW,
Theme Keywords: census, census block, demographic, block, polygon,
Lineage: Available
Supplemental Information:


Maintained by:
King County GIS Center
Primary: Mary Ullrich, GIS Analyst, 206-684-1789
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Secondary: KCGIS Center; This mailbox is monitored during business hours.

Attribute Information

_GEO_ID_TRT_Geograhic IdentifierString representing state,county and tract
_FEATURE_ID_Unique serial feature identifierUnique integer for each block starting at 10001
_TRACT_LBL_Tract labelCocantenation of literal Tract with full Tract number
_TRACT_STR_Tract number as stringString
_TRACT_INT_Tract number as integerInteger
_TRACT_FLT_Tract number as floating point
Range Min:0.00000000
Range Max:322.10000000
_TRACT_DEL_Floating point Tract number as stringFloating point value expressed as string
_TRTLABEL_FULL_Block label as full expression of all pertinent levelsCocantenation with spaces of delimited Tract number
_TRTLABEL_COMP_Block label as complete expression of all pertinent levelsCocantenation with spaces of full Tract number
_TRTLABEL_TRIM_Block label as trimmed expression of all pertinent levelsCocantenation with spaces of delimited Tract number
_COUNTY_STR_County identifier as string
(no value)No value
033King County
_COUNTY_INT_County identifier as integer
0No value
33King County
_STATE_STR_State identifier as string
(no value)No value
_STATE_INT_State identifier as integer
0No value
_LEVEL_1_State codeString
_LEVEL_2_State code plus County codeString
_TRACT_AREA_Calculated area needed as some joins hide system generated items
_TRACT_PERI_Calculated perimeter necessary as some joins hide system generated items
_LOGRECNO_Logical record number associating the GEO_ID_TRT to the the Tiger File record. Needed for joins with American Community Survey data, 2006-2010.
_LEVEL_3_State code, County code plus Tract codeString


Access: None

Use: The TIGER/Line Shapefile products are not copyrighted however TIGER/Line and Census TIGER are registered trademarks of the U.S. Census Bureau. These products are free to use in a product or publication, however acknowledgement must be given to the U.S. Census Bureau as the source. The boundary information in the TIGER/Line Shapefiles are for statistical data collection and tabulation purposes only; their depiction and designation for statistical purposes does not constitute a determination of jurisdictional authority or rights of ownership or entitlement and they are not legal land descriptions.Coordinates in the TIGER/Line shapefiles have six implied decimal places, but the positional accuracy of these coordinates is not as great as the six decimal places suggest. King County data are made available with the understanding that they shall be used exclusively by the obtainer or his/her authorized agents. Digital products may not be reproduced or redistributed in any form or by any means without the express written authorization of King County.