2016 Cartographic Boundary File, Current Block Group for Arkansas, 1:500,000

Metadata Updated: April 28, 2017

The 2016 cartographic boundary shapefiles are simplified representations of selected geographic areas from the U.S. Census Bureau's Master Address File / Topologically Integrated Geographic Encoding and Referencing (MAF/TIGER) Database (MTDB). These boundary files are specifically designed for small-scale thematic mapping. When possible, generalization is performed with the intent to maintain the hierarchical relationships among geographies and to maintain the alignment of geographies within a file set for a given year. Geographic areas may not align with the same areas from another year. Some geographies are available as nation-based files while others are available only as state-based files.

Block Groups (BGs) are clusters of blocks within the same census tract. Each census tract contains at least one BG, and BGs are uniquely numbered within census tracts. BGs have a valid code range of 0 through 9. BGs have the same first digit of their 4-digit census block number from the same decennial census. For example, tabulation blocks numbered 3001, 3002, 3003,.., 3999 within census tract 1210.02 are also within BG 3 within that census tract. BGs coded 0 are intended to only include water area, no land area, and they are generally in territorial seas, coastal water, and Great Lakes water areas. Block groups generally contain between 600 and 3,000 people. A BG usually covers a contiguous area but never crosses county or census tract boundaries. They may, however, cross the boundaries of other geographic entities like county subdivisions, places, urban areas, voting districts, congressional districts, and American Indian / Alaska Native / Native Hawaiian areas.

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Metadata Date 2017-03
Metadata Created Date April 28, 2017
Metadata Updated Date April 28, 2017
Reference Date(s) 2017-03 (publication)
Frequency Of Update notPlanned

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Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Date 2017-03
Metadata Created Date April 28, 2017
Metadata Updated Date April 28, 2017
Reference Date(s) 2017-03 (publication)
Responsible Party Unknown
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Access Constraints Access Constraints: None, Use Constraints:The intended display scale for this file is 1:500,000. This file should not be displayed at scales larger than 1:500,000. 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 is for visual display at appropriate small scales only. Cartographic boundary files should not be used for geographic analysis including area or perimeter calculation. Files should not be used for geocoding addresses. Files should not be used for determining precise geographic area relationships.
Bbox East Long -89.644395
Bbox North Lat 36.4996
Bbox South Lat 33.004106
Bbox West Long -94.617919
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Metadata Type geospatial
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Spatial Harvester True
Temporal Extent Begin 2017-03
Temporal Extent End 2017-03

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