Census 2000 TIGER/Line Files
The TIGER/Line files are extracts from the Census Bureau's TIGER® (Topologically Integrated Geographic Encoding and Referencing) database, consisting of selected geographic and cartographic information.
The Census 2000 TIGER/Line files contain all Census 2000 entities EXCEPT FOR urban areas (2000) and Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) (2000), which have not yet been delineated. The Census 2000 TIGER/Line files include ZIP Code® Tabulation Areas (ZCTAsTM). The address ranges appearing in the Census 2000 TIGER/Line files are based upon the addresses in the final Master Address File (MAF) used for tabulating Census 2000. These are the major differences between the Census 2000 and Redistricting Census 2000 versions of the TIGER/Line files.
The Census Bureau has corrected some name and attribute information that appeared in the Redistricting Census 2000 TIGER/Line files. For information about these changes refer to the Changes Between the Redistricting Census 2000 TIGER/Line files and the Census 2000 TIGER/Line files Web page. (No changes indicated for Michigan).
The Census 2000 TIGER/Line files cover all counties, parishes, boroughs, census areas and equivalent entities for each state, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the Island Areas.