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TIGER/Line Shapefile, 2022, Nation, U.S., 2020 Census Urban Area

Metadata Updated: January 27, 2024

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.

After each decennial census, the Census Bureau delineates urban areas that represent densely developed territory, encompassing residential, commercial, and other nonresidential urban land uses. In general, this territory consists of areas of high population density and urban land use resulting in a representation of the urban footprint. There are 2,644 Urban Areas (UAs) in this data release with either a minimum population of 5,000 or a housing unit count of 2,000 units. Each urban area is identified by a 5-character numeric census code that may contain leading zeroes.

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License: No license information was provided. If this work was prepared by an officer or employee of the United States government as part of that person's official duties it is considered a U.S. Government Work.

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Dates

Metadata Date December 18, 2023
Metadata Created Date January 27, 2024
Metadata Updated Date January 27, 2024
Reference Date(s) 2023 (publication), 2023-03 (creation), December 18, 2023 (lastUpdate)
Frequency Of Update notPlanned

Metadata Source

Harvested from Archived NGDA Standalones

Additional Metadata

Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Date December 18, 2023
Metadata Created Date January 27, 2024
Metadata Updated Date January 27, 2024
Reference Date(s) 2023 (publication), 2023-03 (creation), December 18, 2023 (lastUpdate)
Responsible Party U.S. Department of Commerce, U.S. Census Bureau, Geography Division, Geospatial Products Branch (Point of Contact)
Contact Email
Guid tl_2022_us_uac20.shp.iso.xml
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 146.154418
Bbox North Lat 71.439786
Bbox South Lat -14.601813
Bbox West Long -178.443593
Coupled Resource
Frequency Of Update notPlanned
Harvest Object Id a83e9454-1117-4325-bfa0-c08a935b86c0
Harvest Source Id 1f2212ed-f1f8-4ea1-b928-e306f77f2247
Harvest Source Title Archived NGDA Standalones
Licence
Lineage
Metadata Language eng; USA
Metadata Type geospatial
Old Spatial {"type": "Polygon", "coordinates": [[[-178.443593, -14.601813], [146.154418, -14.601813], [146.154418, 71.439786], [-178.443593, 71.439786], [-178.443593, -14.601813]]]}
Progress completed
Spatial Data Service Type
Spatial Reference System urn:ogc:def:crs:EPSG::4269
Spatial Harvester True
Temporal Extent Begin 2023-01
Temporal Extent End 2023-05

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