Census 2000 5-Digit ZIP Code Tabulation Areas (ZCTAs)

A ZIP Code tabulation area (ZCTA) is a statistical geographic entity that approximates the delivery area for a U.S. Postal Service five-digit or three-digit ZIP Code. ZCTAs are aggregations of census blocks that have the same predominant ZIP Code associated with the addresses in the U.S. Census Bureau's Master Address File (MAF). Three-digit ZCTA codes are applied to large contiguous areas for which the U.S. Census Bureau does not have five-digit ZIP Code information in its MAF. ZCTAs do not precisely depict ZIP Code delivery areas, and do not include all ZIP Codes used for mail delivery. The U.S. Census Bureau has established ZCTAs as a new geographic entity similar to, but replacing, data tabulations for ZIP Codes undertaken in conjunction with the 1990 and earlier censuses.

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Last Updated May 3, 2019, 10:03
Created September 3, 2015, 10:01
dsAccessConst None. This dataset is public domain under the Minnesota Government Data Practices Act (Minnesota Statutes Chapter 13). If the dataset is not available from the Online Linkage in Section 6, please contact the Distribution Contact Person.
dsCurrentRef 2000 Census
dsMetadataUrl ftp://ftp.gisdata.mn.gov/pub/gdrs/data/pub/us_mn_state_metc/society_census2000tiger_zcta/metadata/metadata.html
dsModifiedDate 2019-05-03 00:34:20
dsOriginator U.S. Census Bureau
dsPeriodOfContent 1/1/2000
dsPurpose The Metropolitan Council downloaded this dataset for purposes of mapping data it collects by zip code.

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