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2010 Census Places for Washington - Not conflated to KC Base Data

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Layer name: PLACE10
Subject category: census
Title: 2010 Census Places for Washington - Not conflated to KC Base Data
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. The TIGER/Line Files include both incorporated places (legal entities) and census designated places or CDPs (statistical entities). An incorporated place is established to provide governmental functions for a concentration of people as opposed to a minor civil division (MCD), which generally is created to provide services or administer an area without regard, necessarily, to population. Places always nest within a State, but may extend across county and county subdivision boundaries. An incorporated place usually is a city, town, village, or borough, but can have other legal descriptions. CDPs are delineated for the decennial census as the statistical counterparts of incorporated places. CDPs are delineated to provide data for settled concentrations of population that are identifiable by name, but are not legally incorporated under the laws of the State in which they are located. The boundaries for CDPs often are defined in partnership with State, local, and/or tribal officials and usually coincide with visible features or the boundary of an adjacent incorporated place or another legal entity. CDP boundaries often change from one decennial census to the next with changes in the settlement pattern and development; a CDP with the same name as in an earlier census does not necessarily have the same boundary. The only population/housing size requirement for CDPs for the 2010 Census is that they must contain some housing and population. The boundaries of all 2010 Census incorporated places are as of January 1, 2010 as reported through the Census Bureau's Boundary and Annexation Survey (BAS). The boundaries of all 2010 Census CDPs were delineated as part of the Census Bureau's Participant Statistical Areas Program (PSAP).
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):: 20100101
Time period of content: (date range, as YYYYMMDD):: -
Spatial reference: WA State Plane North
FGDC Documentation: Classic or FAQ
Open Data Availability: Not Available
Place Keywords: Pacific NW, Washington state, King County, WA,
Theme Keywords: census designated place, demographic, census, Village, Town, CDP, City,
Lineage: Available
Supplemental Information: TIGER/Line Shapefiles are extracted from the Census MAF/TIGER database. No changes or updates will be made to this version of the TIGER/Line Shapefiles. Future releases of TIGER/Line Shapefiles will reflect updates made to the Census MAF/TIGER database.


Maintained by:
King County GIS Center
Primary: Mike Leathers, GIS Data Coordinator, 206-263-4867
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Secondary: KCGIS Center; This mailbox is monitored during business hours.

Attribute Information

_STATEFP10_2010 Census state Federal Information Processing Standards
_PLACEFP10_2010 Census place Federal Information Processing StandardsFederal Information Processing Series Census Codes for Named Populated Places, Primary County Divisions, and other Locational Entities of the United States, Puerto Rico, and the Island Areas (Formerly FIPS 55-3)
_PLACENS10_2010 Census place ANSI codeINCITS 446-2008, (GNIS) Identifying Attributes for Named Physical and Cultural Geographic Features (Except Roads and Highways) of the United States, Its Territories, Outlying Areas, and Freely Associated Areas, and the Waters of the Same to the Limit of the Twelve-Mile Statutory Zone
_GEOID10_Place identifier; a concatenation of 2010 Census state FIPSINCITS.38-200x (R2004), Codes for the Identification of the States, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the Insular Areas of the United States (Formerly FIPS 5-2), Federal Information Processing Series Census Codes for Named Populated Places, Primary County Divisions, and other Locational Entities of the United States, Puerto Rico, and the Island Areas (Formerly FIPS 55-3)
_NAME10_2010 Census place nameRefer to the place Gazetteer file at URL:
_NAMELSAD10_2010 Census name and the translated legal/statistical areaRefer to the place Gazetteer file at URL: and the translated legal/statistical area description code for place that appears in LSAD10
_LSAD10_2010 Census legal/statistical area description code for place
57census designated place (CDP)
_CLASSFP10_2010 Census Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS) 55
C1An active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision
M2A military or other defense installation entirely within a place
U1A census designated place with an official federally recognized name
U2A census designated name without an official federally recognized name
_PCICBSA10_2010 Census metropolitan or micropolitan statistical area
NNot a principal city of a CBSA
YIs a principal city of a CBSA
_PCINECTA10_2010 Census New England city and town area principal city
NGeographic entity is not a principal city of a NECTA
_MTFCC10_MAF/TIGER feature class code
G4110Incorporated Place
G4210Census designated place
_FUNCSTAT10_2010 Census functional status
AActive government providing primary general-purpose functions
SStatistical entity
_ALAND10_2010 Census land area (square meters)
Range Min:148793
Range Max:217410345
_AWATER10_2010 Census water area (square meters)
Range Min:0
Range Max:152055857
_INTPTLAT10_2010 Census latitude of the internal pointLatitude as string with leading positive sign
_INTPTLON10_2010 Census longitude of the internal pointLongitude as string with leading negative sign


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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.