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Understanding Census Geography:
Mapping Tools:
  • Census Explorer: An interactive map that allows users to explore data from the 1990 and 2000 censuses as well as the latest American Community Survey 5-year estimates. The tool provides eight different topics for all states, counties/parishes, and census tracts.
  • Census Data Mapper: A map viewer displays selected 2010 Census data by county and allows users to print a map.
  • Census Flows Mapper: A map viewer that displays county-to-county migration from the American Community Survey 5-year estimates data.
  • Metropolitan and Micropolitan Area Population viewer: This map viewer shows 34 characteristics of the population for all metropolitan and micropolitan statistical areas by census tract and how they compare to the nation.
  • Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates (SAIPE) Interactive Tool: This map viewer displays poverty and income data for states, counties, and school districts.
  • TIGERweb: This is the Census Bureau's reference mapping tool that includes all geographic areas and features with 2010 population and housing unit counts. Users can view the TIGER database and access a Web Map Service (WMS) for app developers and more advanced GIS users.
  • More mapping resources
Census Reference Maps:
Commonly Requested Information:
  • TIGER Products: Geospatial Files and Applications from our MAF/TIGER database. Tools for use in GIS software, Web Mapping Services (WMS) to use in your applications, and browsers to view geographic data.
  • Census Geocoder: The Census Geocoder allows users to look up the geography an address is located within for up to 1,000 addresses at a time.
  • Relationship Files: Relationship files help users compare different vintages of geography, such as Census 2000 blocks to 2010 Census blocks in text format.
  • Gazetteer Files: Lists of geographic entities, such as county, place, and census tracts, with information on name, geographic code, population, housing unit counts, and latitude/longitude of the internal point.
  • Geographic Tallies: Counts of geographic entites by type for Louisiana
Census 2010 Maps:
Still need help? Search the U.S. Census Bureau's "Frequently Asked Questions", email the Louisiana State Census Data center or contact a local State Data Center Affiliate.
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