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Proceedings of the Symposium on Global and Environmental Monitoring

Number of Entities with Data* 1
Level of
Decennial Censuses
1987 Censuses
Resolution
Type of Entity
1980 2
1990 3
Economic 4
Agriculture 5
Very coarse
global/
national
Nation (the United States) 1
1
1
1
1
Regions (of the United States) 1
4
4
4
...
studies
Divisions (of the United States) 1
9
9
9
...
States and statistically equivalent entities
57 2
57 3
55 4
53 5
Coarse
Counties and statistically equivalent entities
3,231
3348
3328 6
3,179 7
national/
state
County subdivisions and places
59,451
60372 E
7387 19-13
...
studies
Minor civil divisions - MCDs
30,450
30,410 E
Sub-MCDs
265
145
Census county divisions - CCDs
5,512
5,562
...
Unorganized territories - UTs
274
284
Other statistically equivalent entities
41 8
40 9

...
Incorporated places
19,176 10
19,425 e 10
6,776 11
Consolidated cities

6
...
Census designated places - CDPs
3,733 10
4,500 Eio
44 10
Special economic urban areas - SEUAs


433 12
Balance of MSAs
...
...
34 13
...
American Indian/Alaska Native entities
536
625 E
...
...
American Indian reservations
278
310 E
American Indian entities with trust lands
37
50 E
Tribal jurisdiction statistical areas - TJSAs

17

...
Tribal designated statistical areas - TDSAs

19

Alaska Native villages - ANVs
Alaska Native village
209
(See ANVS A)


statistical areas - ANVSAs
(See ANV) 217

Alaska Native Regional Corporations - ANRCs 12
12
...
...
Metropolitan areas/urbanized areas
...
...
...
...
Standard metropolitan
statistical areas - SMSAs
Standard consolidated
323
...
...
...
statistical areas - SCSAs
17


Metropolitan statistical areas - MSAs
Consolidated metropolitan

267
265

statistical areas - CMSAs
Primary metropolitan

21
21

statistical areas - PMSAs

73
73
...
Urbanized areas - UAs
373
425 E
...
...
Special purpose entities
...
...
...
...
Congressional districts
435
435


School districts
16,075
16,000 E

...
Medium
county/
Census tracts/block numbering areas
47,114
61,500 e
...
...
Block groups
258398 14
352300 E
...
...
local
studies
Special purpose entities
...
...

...
Neighborhoods
28,381
40,000 E


Traffic analysis zones - TAZs
160,000 E
200,000 E


Voting districts - VTDs
36,361 15
90,000 e is


ZIP Codes
37,000 E
40,000 E
31,000 E
31,000 E
Fine
Blocks
2,545,416 16
7,009,000 E
-
...
local/
neighborhood
studies
Figure 1 - A Censel Lovers Guide to Census Bureau Data About the United States
(The Geographic Tabulation Entities of the 1990 and Recent Censuses)
* Numbers represent conditions as of January 1 in the census year listed except for the 1990 decennial census
where they represent preliminary counts as of December 31, 1989; final counts of entities for the 1990 decennial
census will not be available until early 1991.
1-16 See Notes and Selected References section at the end of this paper for a detailed explanation of each number.
™ Not applicable E = Estimated number
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