Census 2000 Redistricting Data Map Products

Three types of maps were prepared to accompany the Census 2000 Redistricting Data:  County Block Maps (Census 2000), Voting District/State Legislative District Outline Maps (Census 2000), and Census Tract Outline Maps (Census 2000).

Redistricting Data Map Products will not be available for:  American Samoa, Guam, Northern Mariana Islands, U.S. Minor Outlying Islands (Midway) and the U.S. Virgin Islands. However, Census 2000 Block and Census 2000 Census Tract Outline maps will be available at a later date for these areas.

The maps listed here are in the Portable Document Format (PDF). To view these files you will need the Adobe Acrobat  Reader Version 4.0 or above, which is available free of charge from the Adobe web site. The maps were created as 33" x 36" sheets, however, the Adobe Reader allows one to pan and zoom within the image on your computer screen.

These PDF maps are arranged in sub-directories by map type. Within each map type sub-directory, the map files are stored in county sub-directories within the appropriate state sub-directory. Within each county folder there will be an index sheet file to help the user identify individual maps.

NOTE:  These maps will be released as they successfully complete the production and quality check process. We cannot predict the timing of when individual state files will complete this process, therefore, we cannot provide estimated release dates for individual states.

 

P.L. 94-171 COUNTY BLOCK MAPS (CENSUS 2000)

 

FINDING THE MAPS YOU NEED:

The map access system described below is a basic no-frills approach. However, we decided to speed up the process of getting the maps on-line rather than delay their release until we had the resources to design a more appropriate system. A more user-friendly system may be developed at a later date.

Go to the appropriate county subdirectory and download or view on-line the county index map. The county index map (see a sample) will show the county boundaries and the boundaries of any places within the county. It also will have an overlay of a grid of squares. Each square represents the area covered by one of the maps for that county. Using this grid, you can determine which map or maps cover the area of interest. At the center of each grid square you will find a map sheet number. This number is also a part of the file name for the PDF file of the map(s). It is in the last three positions before ".pdf". For example - pb25001_004.pdf is sheet number 4, shown in grid number 4 for Barnstable county, Massachusetts. With this information you can download or view the appropriate maps(s).

NOTE:  There may be instances in which the entire county is shown on a single County Block Map. For these counties, a single map file will appear in the appropriate county sub-directory. Download or view the map on-line. If there is more than one map file in the appropriate sub-directory, download or view the county index map on-line. A county sub-directory also may also have a parent sheet and one or more inset maps. In this case, there is no index sheet. Download or view the parent sheet to identify the inset maps.

File naming convention:  

State - stSS_statename (e.g. st25_massachusetts);

County - cSSCCC_countyname (e.g. st25001_barnstable);

Sheet/File - pbSSCCC_####.pdf (e.g. pb25001_004.pdf).

Sample county block map.  Link to Census 2000 Block Map State Folders.

P.L. 94-171 VOTING DISTRICT/STATE LEGISLATIVE DISTRICT OUTLINE MAPS (CENSUS 2000)

 

FINDING THE MAPS YOU NEED:

The map access system described below is a basic no-frills approach. However, we decided to speed up the process of getting the maps on-line rather than delay their release until we had the resources to design a more appropriate system. A more user-friendly system may be developed at a later date.

Go to the appropriate county subdirectory and download or view on-line the county index map. The county index map (see a sample) will show the county boundaries and the boundaries of any places within the county. It will also have an overlay of a grid of squares. Each square represents the area covered by one of the maps for that county. Using this grid, determine which map or maps cover the area of interest. Within each grid square you will find a map sheet number. This number is also a part of the file name for the PDF file of the map(s). It is in the last three positions before ".pdf". With this information, you can download or view the appropriate maps(s).

NOTE:  In some counties, the entire county is shown on a single Voting District/State Legislative District Map. For these counties, a single map file will appear in the appropriate county sub-directory. Download or view the map on-line. If there is more than one map file in the appropriate sub-directory, download or view the county index map on-line.

File naming convention:  

State - stSS_statename (e.g. st24_massachusetts);

County - cSSCCC_countyname (e.g. st25021_norfolk);

Sheet/File - pvSSCCC_####.pdf (e.g. pv25021_003.pdf).

  Link to P.L. VTD/SLD State Folders.

CENSUS TRACT OUTLINE MAPS (CENSUS 2000)

FINDING THE MAPS YOU NEED:

The map access system described below is a basic no-frills approach. However, we decided to speed up the process of getting the maps on-line rather than delay their release until we had the resources to design a more appropriate system. A more user-friendly system may be developed at a later date.

Go to the appropriate county sub-directory and download or view on-line the county index map. The county index map (see a sample) will show the county boundaries and the boundaries of any places within the county. It also will have an overlay of a grid of squares. Each square represents the area covered by one of the maps for that county. Using this grid, determine which map or maps cover the area of interest. Within each grid square you will find a map sheet number. This number is also a part of the file name for the PDF file of the map(s). It is in the last three positions before ".pdf". With this information, you can download or view the appropriate maps(s).

NOTE: In many counties, the entire county is shown on a single Census Tract Outline Map. For these counties, a single map file will appear in the appropriate county sub-directory. Download or view the map on-line. If there is more than one map file in the appropriate sub-directory, download or view the county index map on-line.

File naming convention:  

State - stSS_statename (e.g. st24_massachusetts);

County - cSSCCC_countyname (e.g. st25005_bristol);

Sheet/File - ctSSCCC_####.pdf (e.g. ct24003_001.pdf).

Link to Census Tract Outline Map State Folders.

Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Geography Division