Zip Code Tabulation Areas Locale Assignments

Metadata Updated: September 29, 2017

The ZCTA locale file is a table of NCES locale assignments applied to the Zip Code Tabulation Areas (ZCTAs) included in the Census Bureau’s TIGER/Line boundaries. It provides a way to assign NCES locale indicators to files that include a ZIP Code but do not include other street-level address information needed to make an assignment based on point location. ZCTAs are approximations of U.S. Postal Service (USPS) 5-digit ZIP Code service areas that the Census Bureau creates using census blocks to present statistical data from censuses and surveys. The ZCTA locale assignments are based on NCES locale boundaries and reflect the locale that accounts for the largest areal proportion of the ZCTA.

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Metadata Created Date July 1, 2017
Metadata Updated Date September 29, 2017
Data Update Frequency R/P1Y

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Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Created Date July 1, 2017
Metadata Updated Date September 29, 2017
Publisher National Center for Education Statistics
Unique Identifier NCES_20141001
Doug Geverdt
Maintainer Email
Public Access Level public
Data Update Frequency R/P1Y
Bureau Code 018:50
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Harvest Source Title Education JSON
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Language en-US
Data Last Modified 2017-06-28
Program Code 018:000
Publisher Hierarchy U.S. Government > U.S. Department of Education > Institute of Education Sciences > National Center for Education Statistics
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Source Hash fad242f301f8dbf12c69f4d0b976579e51fb246b
Source Schema Version 1.1
Spatial United States
Temporal 2014/2014

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