TIGER: 2020 Tabulation (Census) Block

TIGER/2020/TABBLOCK20
Dataset Availability
2020-01-01T00:00:00Z–2020-01-02T00:00:00
Dataset Provider
Earth Engine Snippet
FeatureCollection
ee.FeatureCollection("TIGER/2020/TABBLOCK20")
FeatureView
ui.Map.FeatureViewLayer("TIGER/2020/TABBLOCK20_FeatureView")
Tags
census city neighborhood tiger urban us

Description

The United States Census Bureau regularly releases a geodatabase named TIGER. This dataset contains the 2020 census blocks, roughly equivalent to a city block. There are just over eight million polygon features covering the United States, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the Island areas.

For full technical details on all TIGER 2020 products, see the TIGER technical documentation.

Table Schema

Table Schema

Name Type Description
ALAND20 DOUBLE

2020 Census land area

AWATER20 DOUBLE

2020 Census water area

BLOCKCE20 STRING

2020 Census tabulation block number

COUNTYFP20 STRING

2020 Census county FIPS code

FUNCSTAT20 STRING

2020 Census functional status

GEOID20 STRING

Census block identifier: a concatenation of 2020 Census state FIPS code, 2020 Census county FIPS code, 2020 Census tract code, and 2020 Census block number

INTPTLAT20 STRING

2020 Census latitude of the internal point

INTPTLON20 STRING

2020 Census longitude of the internal point

MTFCC20 STRING

MAF/TIGER feature class code

NAME20 STRING

2020 Census tabulation block name: a concatenation of Block and the tabulation block number

STATEFP20 STRING

2020 Census state FIPS code

TRACTCE20 STRING

2020 Census tract code

UACE20 STRING

2020 Census urban area code

UATYPE20 STRING

2020 Census urban area type

UR20 STRING

2020 Census urban/rural indicator

Terms of Use

Terms of Use

The U.S. Census Bureau offers some of its public data in machine-readable format via an Application Programming Interface (API). All of the content, documentation, code and related materials made available to you through the API are subject to these terms and conditions.

Citations

Citations:
  • For the creation of any reports, publications, new data sets, derived products, or services resulting from the data set, users should cite the US Census Bureau.

Explore with Earth Engine

Code Editor (JavaScript)

var dataset = ee.FeatureCollection('TIGER/2020/TABBLOCK20');

var visParams = {
  min: 0.0,
  max: 1e7,
  palette: ['d8d9d9', 'aaaaaa', 'b6dfe9', '2ea3f2', '0c71c3']
};

// plotting the water area per polygon
dataset = dataset.map(function (f) {
  return f.set('AWATER20', ee.Number.parse(f.get('AWATER20')));
});

var image = ee.Image().float().paint(dataset, 'AWATER20');

Map.setCenter(-73.15, 40.9, 9);
Map.addLayer(ee.Image(1), {min:0, max:1}, 'background');
Map.addLayer(image, visParams, 'TIGER/2020/TABBLOCK20');
Map.addLayer(dataset, null, 'for Inspector', false);
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Visualize as a FeatureView

A FeatureView is a view-only, accelerated representation of a FeatureCollection. For more details, visit the FeatureView documentation.

Code Editor (JavaScript)

var fvLayer = ui.Map.FeatureViewLayer('TIGER/2020/TABBLOCK20_FeatureView');

var visParams = {
  opacity: 1,
  color: {
    property: 'AWATER20',
    mode: 'linear',
    palette: ['d8d9d9', 'aaaaaa', 'b6dfe9', '2ea3f2', '0c71c3'],
    min: 0,
    max: 1e7
  }
};

fvLayer.setVisParams(visParams);
fvLayer.setName('Water area by US census block');

Map.setCenter(-73.15, 40.9, 9);
Map.add(fvLayer);
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