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Census Tract Boundary Files

The Census Tract Boundary Files, available as digital boundary files or cartographic boundary files, portray the census tract boundaries for which 2006 Census data are disseminated. Census tracts are small, relatively stable geographic areas that usually have a population of 2,500 to 8,000. They are located in census metropolitan areas and in census agglomerations with an urban core population of 50,000 or more in the previous census. The files contain the boundaries of all 5,076 census tracts located within the 33 census metropolitan areas.

A reference guide is available for the 2006 Boundary Files (92-160-GWE).

To download these files online, please select from the list of available geographies below. To download these files for user defined areas or other standard geographies not listed below, Contact us.

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