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Start Date
2011-07
End Date
2012-05

Summary

The TIGER/Line shapefiles and related database files (.dbf) 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 shapefile is designed to stand alone as an independent data set, or they can be combined to cover the entire nation. The primary legal divisions of most States are termed counties. In Louisiana, these divisions are known as parishes. In Alaska, which has no counties, the equivalent entities are the organized boroughs, city and boroughs, and municipalities, and [...]

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Shapefile: tl_2012_us_county.zip
tl_2012_us_county.dbf 1.39 MB
tl_2012_us_county.prj 411 Bytes
tl_2012_us_county.sbn 29.63 KB
tl_2012_us_county.sbx 596 Bytes
tl_2012_us_county.shp 112.69 MB
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tl_2012_us_county.shx 25.36 KB

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.

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