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Census Tract to ZIP Report

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Benefits

  • Valuable Analysis Tool: Census tract to ZIP Code correspondence files simplify compliance and research projects.
  • Up-to-date Census Tract To ZIP Code Correspondence: Reports are released quarterly, using current ZIP Code and census tract boundary data.
  • Two Report Versions To Choose From: Advanced for robust analysis and Basic for a simpler, less expensive, alternative.
  • Nationwide Data: Data for the entire United States in a single report.
  • Immediate Download: Download your report immediately after ordering.
  • Versatile Format: Both Basic and Advanced Reports are in delimited text format (.txt) files.

Features

  • Basic Report Details: The Basic Report includes one record for each census tract in the U.S., and identifies the ZIP Code containing the geographic center of the census tract. Also included are state, county, and the town name for the ZIP Code. (Download a sample of the Basic Report.) The Basic Report has approximately 65,000 records.
  • Advanced Report Details: The Advanced Report is made up of two files, each containing approximately 100,000 records:

    1. A Tract-to-ZIP file relates every census tract to all overlapping ZIP Codes (Download a sample of the Advanced Tract-to-ZIP file.)
    2. A ZIP-to-Tract file relates every ZIP Code to all overlapping census tracts. (Download a sample of the Advanced ZIP-to-Tract file.)

  • Data Currency: This product is updated and released quarterly.
  • Data Delivery: Both the Basic and Advanced reports are provided in delimited text format (.txt), and are available for immediate download.
Product Specifications

Census Tract to ZIP Report


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The specifications below describe the files delivered for this product. We believe you should know exactly what to expect when you order from Maponics. If you have any questions, please call us at 800-762-5158.

Please note that there are two different Census Tract to ZIP Code Report products.

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BASIC Product: TRACT File with Corresponding ZIP Code
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* Description - This listing contains all Census 2010 Tracts and the corresponding ZIP code that contains the centroid of that Tract
* Filename: Tract_to_ZIP_Basic.txt
* Data Fields
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* GEOCODE ssccctttttt where s= state, c= county, t = tract
* STATE_CODE State FIPS code
* COUNTY_CODE County FIPS code
* TRACT_CODE Census Tract Code
* STATE State Abbreviation
* COUNTY County Name
* ZIP_CODE ZIP Code
* PO NAME Postal Town Name for the ZIP Code

* Tracts are defined by the US Census Bureau - for the year 2010 Census
* The tract code uses the full 6 digits, with implied decimals between the 4th and 5th digit
* ZIP Codes are updated quarterly
* Provided electronically as a TAB DELIMITED TEXT (.txt) File


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ADVANCED Product: TRACT-ZIP Overlap Percentages
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* Please note that this product contains two (2) data files
* 1) A Census Tract file which identifies all ZIP codes that overlay the Tract
* 2) A ZIP Code file which identifies all Census Tracts that overlay the ZIP Code


* File 1 -- Tract File with Percent of Overlapping ZIP code
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* Description: This file identifies for each tract the overlapping ZIP Codes and the percentage of overlap for each ZIP Code.
* Each record contains one tract to ZIP code relationship, hence this file may contain multiple records for each tract. This occurs when the entire area of the tract is covered by more than a single ZIP Code.
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* Filename: Tract_to_Zip_Advanced.txt
* Data Fields
* ============
* GEOCODE ssccctttttt where s= state, c= county, t = tract
* STATE_CODE State FIPS code
* COUNTY_CODE County FIPS code
* TRACT_CODE Census Tract code
* STATE State Abbreviation
* COUNTY County Name
* ZIP_CODE ZIP Code
* PO_NAME Postal Town Name for the ZIP Code
* TRACT_COVERAGE_PERC Percentage of the tract covered by the ZIP code identified in this record

* Tracts are defined by the US Census Bureau - for the year 2010 Census
* The tract code uses the full 6 digits, with implied decimals between the 4th and 5th digit
* ZIP Codes are updated quarterly
* Provided electronically as a TAB DELIMITED TEXT (.txt) File


* File 2 -- ZIP Code File with Percentage of Overlapping Census Tracts
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* Description: This file identifies for each ZIP Code the overlapping census tracts and the percentage of overlap for each tract
* Each record contains one ZIP Code to tract relationship, hence this file may contain multiple records for each ZIP Code. This occurs when the entire area of the ZIP Code is covered by more than a single tract. This file will contain all ZIP Code types (Non-Unique, Unique, PO Box).
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* Filename: Zip_to_Tract_Advanced.txt
* Data Fields
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* ZIP_CODE ZIP Code
* PO_NAME Postal Town Name
* ZIP_STATE State assigned to ZIP Code by the USPS
* ZIP_TYPE ZIP Codes types (Non-Unique, Unique, PO Box)
* GEOCODE ssccctttttt where s= state, c= county, t = tract
* STATE_CODE State FIPS code
* COUNTY_CODE County FIPS code
* TRACT_CODE Census Tract code
* STATE State Abbreviation
* COUNTY County Name
* ZIP_COVERAGE_PERC Percentage of the ZIP code covered by the tract identified in this record

* Tracts are defined by the US Census Bureau - for the year 2010 Census
* The tract code uses the full 6 digits, with implied decimals between the 4th and 5th digit
* ZIP Codes are updated quarterly
* Provided electronically as a TAB DELIMITED TEXT (.txt) File