TIGER/Line Shapefile, 2012, Series Information File for the Economic Census County and Equivalent Shapefile National Shapefile

Metadata Updated: November 10, 2020

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, municipalities, and for the unorganized area, census areas. The latter are delineated cooperatively for statistical purposes by the State of Alaska and the Census Bureau. In four states (Maryland, Missouri, Nevada, and Virginia), there are one or more incorporated places that are independent of any county organization and thus constitute primary divisions of their states. These incorporated places are known as independent cities and are treated as equivalent entities for purposes of data presentation. The District of Columbia and Guam have no primary divisions, and each area is considered an equivalent entity for purposes of data presentation. The Census Bureau treats the following entities as equivalents of counties for purposes of data presentation: Municipios in Puerto Rico, Districts and Islands in American Samoa, Municipalities in the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, and Islands in the U.S. Virgin Islands. The entire area of the United States, Puerto Rico, and the Island Areas is covered by counties or equivalent entities. The Economic Census county shapefile is similar to the current shapefile except that the boundaries are as of January 1, 2012, in order to match the vintage of the 2012 Economic Census. The one exception is Guam, where the county subdivisions substitute as county equivalent entities for the Economic Census.

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Metadata Date June 1, 2014
Metadata Created Date November 10, 2020
Metadata Updated Date November 10, 2020
Reference Date(s) 2012 (publication)
Frequency Of Update notPlanned

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Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Date June 1, 2014
Metadata Created Date November 10, 2020
Metadata Updated Date November 10, 2020
Reference Date(s) 2012 (publication)
Responsible Party Unknown
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Access Constraints AccessConstraints: 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., Distribution Liability: No warranty, expressed or implied is made with regard to the accuracy of these data, and no liability is assumed by the U.S. Government in general or the U.S. Census Bureau in specific as to the spatial or attribute accuracy of the data. The act of distribution shall not constitute any such warranty and no responsibility is assumed by the U.S. government in the use of these files. The boundary information in the TIGER/Line Shapefiles is for statistical data collection and tabulation purposes only; their depiction and designation for statistical purposes do not constitute a determination of jurisdictional authority or rights of ownership or entitlement and they are not legal land descriptions.
Bbox East Long 179.859681
Bbox North Lat 71.441059
Bbox South Lat -14.601813
Bbox West Long -179.231086
Collection Metadata true
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Frequency Of Update notPlanned
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Harvest Source Id a0c0c69a-20c4-40b2-b7b7-a5a65402a678
Harvest Source Title Economic Census County and Equivalent
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Metadata Language eng
Metadata Type geospatial
Progress completed
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Spatial Reference System
Spatial Harvester True
Temporal Extent Begin 2011-06
Temporal Extent End 2012-05

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