tigris

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Download and use Census TIGER/Line shapefiles in R

tigris is an R package that allows users to directly download and use TIGER/Line shapefiles (https://www.census.gov/geo/maps-data/data/tiger-line.html) from the US Census Bureau.

To install the package from CRAN, issue the following command in R:

install.packages('tigris')

Or, get the development version from GitHub:

devtools::install_github('walkerke/tigris')

In version 0.6:

library(tigris)
tigris_cache_dir("PATH TO YOUR CUSTOM CACHE DIRECTORY")
# Restart R
options(tigris_use_cache = TRUE)
call_geolocator("2850 S University Dr", "Fort Worth", "TX")

Address (2850 S University Dr Fort Worth TX) returned more than one address match. The first match was returned.
[1] "484391042014000"

To learn how to use the package, I’d recommend the following materials:

Available datasets:

Please note: cartographic boundary files in tigris are not available for 2011 and 2012.

Function Datasets available Years available
nation cartographic (1:5m; 1:20m) 2013, 2014, 2015
divisions cartographic (1:500k; 1:5m; 1:20m) 2013, 2014, 2015
regions cartographic (1:500k; 1:5m; 1:20m) 2013, 2014, 2015
states TIGER/Line; cartographic (1:500k; 1:5m; 1:20m) 1990, 2000, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015
counties TIGER/Line; cartographic (1:500k; 1:5m; 1:20m) 1990, 2000, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015
tracts TIGER/Line; cartographic (1:500k) 1990, 2000, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015
block_groups TIGER/Line; cartographic (1:500k) 1990, 2000, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015
blocks TIGER/Line 2000, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015
places TIGER/Line; cartographic (1:500k) 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015
pumas TIGER/Line; cartographic (1:500k) 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015
school_districts TIGER/Line 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015
zctas TIGER/Line; cartographic (1:500k) 2000, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015
congressional_districts (114th Congress) TIGER/Line; cartographic (1:500k; 1:5m; 1:20m) 2014, 2015
state_legislative_districts TIGER/Line; cartographic (1:500k) 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015
voting_districts TIGER/Line 2012
area_water TIGER/Line 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015
linear_water TIGER/Line 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015
coastline TIGER/Line 2013, 2014, 2015
core_based_statistical_areas TIGER/Line; cartographic (1:500k; 1:5m; 1:20m) 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015
combined_statistical_areas TIGER/Line; cartographic (1:500k; 1:5m; 1:20m) 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015
metro_divisions TIGER/Line 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015
new_england TIGER/Line; cartographic (1:500k) 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015
county_subdivisions TIGER/Line; cartographic (1:500k) 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015
urban_areas TIGER/Line; cartographic (1:500k) 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015
primary_roads TIGER/Line 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015
primary_secondary_roads TIGER/Line 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015
roads TIGER/Line 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015
rails TIGER/Line 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015
native_areas TIGER/Line; cartographic (1:500k) 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015
alaska_native_regional_corporations TIGER/Line; cartographic (1:500k) 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015
tribal_block_groups TIGER/Line 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015
tribal_census_tracts TIGER/Line 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015
tribal_subdivisions_national TIGER/Line 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015
landmarks TIGER/Line 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015
military TIGER/Line 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015