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Census Designated Places (CDPs) are the statistical counterparts of incorporated places, and are delineated to provide data for settled concentrations of population that are identifiable by name but are not legally incorporated under the laws of the state in which they are located.

The boundaries usually are defined in cooperation with local or tribal officials and generally updated prior to each decennial census. These boundaries, which usually coincide with visible features or the boundary of an adjacent incorporated place or another legal entity boundary, have no legal status, nor do these places have officials elected to serve traditional municipal functions. CDP boundaries may change from one decennial census to the next with changes in the settlement pattern; a CDP with the same name as in an earlier census does not necessarily have the same boundary. CDPs must be contained within a single state and may not extend into an incorporated place. There are no population size requirements for CDPs.  Please refer to Census Bureau documentation =>  http://www.census.gov/geo/reference/gtc/gtc_place.html

Click here to download:  CENSUS_DESIGNATED_PLACES_1990

Click here to download:  CENSUS_DESIGNATED_PLACES_2000

Click here to download:  CENSUS_DESIGNATED_PLACES_2010

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Data Field Descriptions

GIS Source Information
Database Name: eGIS_Demographic
Feature Dataset Name (if applicable):
Reference Date: 1990, 2000, 2010
Accuracy: TIGER
Update Frequency: As Needed
Access Constraints:None

Contact Information
Victor Chen

Los Angeles County | ISD | Urban Research-GIS Section

(562) 658-1799

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