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Taos County 2010 Census Block Groups

Metadata Updated: December 2, 2020

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. Block Groups (BGs) are defined before tabulation block delineation and numbering, but are clusters of blocks within the same census tract that have the same first digit of their 4-digit census block number from the same decennial census. For example, Census 2000 tabulation blocks 3001, 3002, 3003,.., 3999 within Census 2000 tract 1210.02 are also within BG 3 within that census tract. Census 2000 BGs generally contained between 600 and 3,000 people, with an optimum size of 1,500 people. Most BGs were delineated by local participants in the Census Bureau's Participant Statistical Areas Program (PSAP). The Census Bureau delineated BGs only where the PSAP participant declined to delineate BGs or where the Census Bureau could not identify any local PSAP participant. A BG usually covers a contiguous area. Each census tract contains at least one BG, and BGs are uniquely numbered within census tract. Within the standard census geographic hierarchy, BGs never cross county or census tract boundaries, but may 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. BGs have a valid code range of 0 through 9. BGs coded 0 were intended to only include water area, no land area, and they are generally in territorial seas, coastal water, and Great Lakes water areas. For Census 2000, rather than extending a census tract boundary into the Great Lakes or out to the U.S. nautical three-mile limit, the Census Bureau delineated some census tract boundaries along the shoreline or just offshore. The Census Bureau assigned a default census tract number of 0 and BG of 0 to these offshore, water-only areas not included in regularly numbered census tract areas.

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Dates

Metadata Date June 16, 2014
Metadata Created Date December 2, 2020
Metadata Updated Date December 2, 2020
Reference Date(s) June 6, 2011 (publication)
Frequency Of Update unknown

Metadata Source

Harvested from New Mexico Resource Geographic Information System (NM RGIS)

Additional Metadata

Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Date June 16, 2014
Metadata Created Date December 2, 2020
Metadata Updated Date December 2, 2020
Reference Date(s) June 6, 2011 (publication)
Responsible Party Earth Data Analysis Center (Point of Contact)
Contact Email
Guid RGIS::9fde915c-21cb-4cf2-9eff-24d1473516d4::ISO-19115:2003
Access Constraints Access Constraints: None. Use Constraints: 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.
Bbox East Long -105.200117
Bbox North Lat 36.995991
Bbox South Lat 36.013014
Bbox West Long -106.058364
Coupled Resource
Frequency Of Update unknown
Licence
Metadata Language eng; USA
Metadata Type geospatial
Progress complete
Spatial Data Service Type
Spatial Reference System Rio Arriba County (35039)
Spatial Harvester True
Temporal Extent Begin 2010-01-01
Temporal Extent End 2010-07-01

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