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2010 New York City Public Use Microdata Area (PUMA) Boundaries

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Description
This polygon layer is a subset of the Census TIGER PUMA file, re-projected to local state plane. The content of this layer has not been modified from its original version present in the US Census TIGER Line Shapefiles, and contains official PUMA boundaries. PUMAs are statistical areas built from census tracts that are designed to have approximately 100k residents. PUMA boundaries from the 2010 Census were first used in the American Community Survey (ACS) 2012 series; earlier series used the 2000 Census boundaries. The Census began assigning official names (in addition to numbers) to PUMAs based on state and local government input beginning in 2010. The unique ID is geoid10; the FIPS state-puma code. This layer was created as part of the NYC Geodatabase (NYC GDB) project, a resource designed for basic geographic analysis and thematic mapping within the five boroughs of New York City.
Publisher
Newman Library (Bernard M. Baruch College)
Collection
NYC Geodatabase (version jan2016)
Place(s)
New York, New York, United States, Bronx County, New York, United States, Kings County, New York, United States, New York County, New York, United States, Queens County, New York, United States, Richmond County, New York, United States, Borough of Bronx, New York, United States, Borough of Brooklyn, New York, United States, Borough of Manhattan, New York, United States, Borough of Queens, New York, United States, and Borough of Staten Island, New York, United States
Subject(s)
Boundaries, Census districts, Demography, Population geography, and Neighborhoods
Year
2010
Held by
Baruch CUNY
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