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Census Shapefiles

Links to the key download pages at the Census
TIGER/Line Shapefiles (tl)
These are the most detailed. Use the web interface link to select what you need.
Cartographic Boundary Shapefiles (cb)
Less detailed than TIGER/Line files but very suitable for thematic maps.
Census TIGER/Line Shapefile Documentation
Information about the fields in the attribute tables of the files.
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