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2010 Urban Area List Files

File name:
ua_list_all.txt
ua_list_all.xls
ua_list_ua.txt
ua_list_ua.xls
ua_list_uc.txt
ua_list_uc.xls

Urban area-sorted files are available as fixed format text files and Excel files. Each urban area-sorted list file is sorted by urban area census code (UACE) and contains records for either: 1) all urban areas (ua_list_all.txt/xls), 2) urbanized areas (ua_list_ua.txt/xls), or 3) urban clusters (ua_list_uc.txt/xls). Each file includes urban areas in the United States, Puerto Rico, and the Island Areas.

The text files are fixed format and designed for internet viewing. Five blanks are included after each field in the fixed format file. Start and end positions are included in the layout below for the fixed format text files. Area measurements are presented in both square meters and square miles. Area measurements in square miles are rounded to two decimal places. Population density values are in persons per square mile of land area, rounded to one decimal place.

Column Name

Maximum Length

Start (.txt)

End (.txt)

Column Description

UACE

5

1

5

Five digit code that uniquely identifies 2010 urban area entities

NAME

60

11

70

2010 urban area name

POP

9

76

84

2010 population of the urban area

HU

9

90

98

2010 housing unit count for the urban area

AREALAND

14

104

117

Land area for the urban area in square meters

AREALANDSQMI

9

123

131

Land area for the record converted to square miles

AREAWATER

14

137

150

Water area for the record in square meters

AREAWATERSQMI

9

156

164

Water area for the record converted to square miles

POPDEN

9

170

178

Population density

LSADC

2

184

185

Legal/Statistical area description code for the urban area (75 for urbanized area, 76 for urban cluster)