TIGER/Line Shapefile, 2014, state, West Virginia, Current Block Group State-based Shapefiles

Metadata Updated: October 7, 2015

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.

           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. 

           The BG boundaries in this release are those that were delineated as part of the Census Bureau's Participant Statistical Areas Program (PSAP) for the 2010

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Metadata Date October 7, 2015
Metadata Created Date November 14, 2014
Metadata Updated Date October 7, 2015
Reference Date(s) 2014 (publication)
Frequency Of Update notPlanned

Metadata Source

Harvested from 2014 Current Block Group

Additional Metadata

Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Date October 7, 2015
Metadata Created Date November 14, 2014
Metadata Updated Date October 7, 2015
Reference Date(s) 2014 (publication)
Responsible Party Unknown
Contact Email
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 acknowledgment 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 -77.719519
Bbox North Lat 40.638801
Bbox South Lat 37.20154
Bbox West Long -82.644591
Collection Package Id 463beda2-cf2f-4d17-9c1b-fa556f538950
Coupled Resource
Frequency Of Update notPlanned
Guid tl_2014_54_bg.shp.xml
Harvest Object Id 58d772df-c69c-4174-b3fd-46c6e55b5921
Harvest Source Id d10a03df-5cc5-4fdc-802e-81f988f9d601
Harvest Source Title 2014 Current Block Group
Metadata Language
Metadata Type geospatial
Spatial Data Service Type
Spatial Reference System
Spatial Harvester True
Temporal Extent Begin 2013-06
Temporal Extent End 2014-05

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