Congressional Districts

Metadata Updated: December 2, 2019

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. Congressional Districts are the 435 areas from which people are elected to the U.S. House of Representatives. After the apportionment of congressional seats among the States based on census population counts, each State is responsible for establishing congressional districts for the purpose of electing representatives. Each congressional district is to be as equal in population to all other congressional districts in a State as practicable. The 114th Congress is seated from January 2015 to 2017. The TIGER/Line shapefiles for the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the Island Areas (American Samoa, Guam, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, and the U.S. Virgin Islands) each contain a single record for the non-voting delegate district in these areas. The boundaries of all other congressional districts are provided to the Census Bureau through the Redistricting Data Program (RDP).

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Public: This dataset is intended for public access and use. License: U.S. Government Work
United States, Puerto Rico, Guam, U.S. Virgin Islands, American Samoa, Northern Mariana Islands

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Dates

Metadata Created Date May 27, 2016
Metadata Updated Date December 2, 2019

Metadata Source

Harvested from DHS datajson source

Additional Metadata

Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Created Date May 27, 2016
Metadata Updated Date December 2, 2019
Publisher Under Secretary / Management
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Maintainer
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Maintainer Email
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License http://www.usa.gov/publicdomain/label/1.0/
Data Last Modified 2018-07-03T04:00:00.000Z
Program Code 024:000
Rights United States, Puerto Rico, Guam, U.S. Virgin Islands, American Samoa, Northern Mariana Islands
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Source Hash e57f2baeea0166f3cafb418939402b33b04d9b5d
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