Census - Download and Metadata

Use the links below to download the shapefiles and to view the metadata for New York City Political, Administrative and Census geographies. These files were generated from the 21C release of the Department of City Planning's LION file. For the previous District files, release 21B, see the BYTES of the BIG APPLE archive.

2020 and 2010 Census Blocks and Census Tracts from the US Census for New York City. These boundary files are derived from the US Census Bureau's TIGER data products and have been geographically modified to fit the New York City base map.

File Name Download    REST GeoJSON Metadata
2020 Census Tracts (Clipped to Shoreline) Download Census Tracts 2020 (Clipped to Shoreline) Link to Census Tracts 2020 (Clipped to Shoreline) REST Feature Service Link to Census Tracts 2020 (Clipped to Shoreline) GeoJSON View Census Tracts 2020 (Clipped to Shoreline) Metadata
2020 Census Tracts (Water Areas Included) Download Census Tracts 2020 (Clipped to Shoreline) Link to Census Tracts 2020 (Clipped to Shoreline) REST Feature Service Link to Census Tracts 2020 (Clipped to Shoreline) GeoJSON View Census Tracts 2020 (Clipped to Shoreline) Metadata
2010 Census Tracts (Clipped to Shoreline) Download Census Tracts 2010 (Clipped to Shoreline) Link to Census Tracts 2010 (Clipped to Shoreline) REST Feature Service Link to Census Tracts 2010 (Clipped to Shoreline) GeoJSON View Census Tracts 2010 (Clipped to Shoreline) Metadata
2010 Census Tracts (Water Areas Included) Download Census Tracts 2010 (Water Areas Included) Link to Census Tracts 2010 (Water Areas Included) REST Feature Service Link to Census Tracts 2010 (Water Areas Included) GeoJSON View Census Tracts 2010 (Water Areas Included) Metadata
2020 Census Blocks (Clipped to Shoreline) Download Census Blocks 2020 (Clipped to Shoreline) Link to Census Blocks 2020 (Clipped to Shoreline) REST Feature Service Link to Census Blocks 2020 (Clipped to Shoreline) GeoJSON View Census Blocks 2020 (Clipped to Shoreline) Metadata
2020 Census Blocks (Water Areas Included) Download Census Blocks 2020 (Water Areas Included) Link to Census Blocks 2020 (Water Areas Included) REST Feature Service Link to Census Blocks 2020 (Water Areas Included) GeoJSON View Census Blocks 2020 (Water Areas Included) Metadata
2010 Census Blocks (Clipped to Shoreline) Download Census Blocks 2010 (Clipped to Shoreline) Link to Census Blocks 2010 (Clipped to Shoreline) REST Feature Service Link to Census Blocks 2010 (Clipped to Shoreline) GeoJSON View Census Blocks 2010 (Clipped to Shoreline) Metadata
2010 Census Blocks (Water Areas Included) DownloadCensus Blocks 2010 (Water Areas Included) Link to Census Blocks 2010 (Water Areas Included) REST Feature Service Link to Census Blocks 2010 (Water Areas Included) GeoJSON View Census Blocks 2010 (Water Areas Included) Metadata

2020 and 2010 Neighborhood Tabulation Areas (NTAs) are medium-sized statistical geographies for reporting Decennial Census and American Community Survey (ACS). 2020 NTAs are created by aggregating 2020 census tracts and nest within Community District Tabulation Areas (CDTA). NTAs were delineated with the need for both geographic specificity and statistical reliability in mind. Consequently, each NTA contains enough population to mitigate sampling error associated with the ACS yet offers a unit of analysis that is smaller than a Community District.

Though NTA boundaries and their associated names roughly correspond with many neighborhoods commonly recognized by New Yorkers, NTAs are not intended to definitively represent neighborhoods, nor are they intended to be exhaustive of all possible names and understandings of neighborhoods throughout New York City. Additionally, non-residential areas including large parks, airports, cemeteries, and other special areas are represented separately within this dataset and are assigned codes according to their type (See NTAType field).

File Name Download    REST GeoJSON Metadata
2020 Neighborhood Tabulation Areas (NTAs) Download 2020 Neighborhood Tabulation Areas File Link to 2020 Neighborhood Tabulation Areas REST Feature Service Link to 2020 Neighborhood Tabulation Areas GeoJSON View 2020 Neighborhood Tabulation Areas  Metadata
2010 Neighborhood Tabulation Areas (NTAs) Download Neighborhood Tabulation Areas File Link to Neighborhood Tabulation Areas REST Feature Service Link to Neighborhood Tabulation Areas GeoJSON View Neighborhood Tabulation Areas  Metadata
2020 Census Tracts to 2020 NTAs and CDTAs Equivalency Download 2020 Census Tracts to 2020 NTAs and CDTAs Equivalency Excel File      
2010 Census Tracts to 2010 NTAs Equivalency Download 2010 Census Tracts to 2010 NTAs Equivalency Excel File      

The Department of City Planning (DCP) created Community District Tabulation Areas (CDTAs) to closely approximate the 59 Community Districts of New York City for the purpose of reporting American Community Survey (ACS) data. CDTAs are built by aggregating whole 2020 census tracts.

File Name Download    REST GeoJSON Metadata
2020 Community District Tabulation Areas (CDTAs) Download 2020 Community District Tabulation Areas Link to Borough Boundaries (Clipped to Shoreline) REST Feature Service Link to Borough Boundaries (Clipped to Shoreline) GeoJSON View Borough Boundaries (Clipped to Shoreline) Metadata
2020 Census Tracts to 2020 NTAs and CDTAs Equivalency Download 2020 Census Tracts to 2020 NTAs and CDTAs Equivalency Excel File      

The 2010 NYC Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) are statistical geographic areas defined for the dissemination of Public Use Microdata Sample (PUMS) data. PUMAs have a minimum population of 100,000, and were aggregated from 2010 census tracts.These boundary files are derived from the US Census Bureau's TIGER project and have been geographically modified to fit the New York City base map.

File Name Download    REST GeoJSON Metadata
2010 Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) Download PUMAs Link to PUMAs REST Feature Service Link to PUMAs GeoJSON View PUMAsMetadata