This census tract shapefile for the 500 Cities project was extracted from the Census 2010 Tiger/Line database and modified to remove portions of census tracts that were outside of city boundaries. This shapefile can be joined with 500 Cities census tract-level Data (GIS Friendly Format) in a geographic information system (GIS) to make maps at the census tract level.
This city boundary shapefile was extracted from Esri Data and Maps for ArcGIS 2014 - U.S. Populated Place Areas. This shapefile can be joined to 500 Cities city-level Data (GIS Friendly Format) in a geographic information system (GIS) to make city-level maps.