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Geodata Catalog

About Geodata Catalog

The Geodata Catalog provides population data that are integrated in Geographic Information System (GIS). Currently population and housing data from the 2010 census are provided at the block level by county in ESRI shapefile format. Data for other levels of geography will be made available soon.

Urban and Rural Areas

The Census Bureau’s urban-rural classification is fundamentally a delineation of geographical areas, identifying both individual urban areas and the rural areas of the nation. The Census Bureau’s urban areas represent densely developed territory, and encompass residential, commercial, and other non-residential urban land uses. For the 2010 Census, an urban area will comprise a densely settled core of census tracts and/or census blocks that meet minimum population density requirements, along with adjacent territory containing non-residential urban land uses as well as territory with low population density included to link outlying densely settled territory with the densely settled core. To qualify as an urban area, the territory identified according to criteria must encompass at least 2,500 people, at least 1,500 of which reside outside institutional group quarters. The Census Bureau identifies two types of urban areas:

  • Urbanized Areas (UAs) of 50,000 or more people;
  • Urban Clusters (UCs) of at least 2,500 people and less than 50,000 people.

“Rural” encompasses all population, housing, and territory not included within an urban area.

2010 Census Arizona urban areas facts

Total number of 2010 Census urban areas in Arizona: 69

  • Number of urbanized areas (UAs): 9
  • Number of urban clusters (UCs): 60

Total urban population in Arizona: 5,740,659

  • Urbanized area (UA) population: 5,117,783
  • Urban cluster (UC) population: 622,876

Total rural population in Arizona: 651,358

Percent of the Arizona population that is urban: 89.8%

Incorporated city & CDP By Counties

2010 CENSUS INCORPORATED CITY & CENSUS-DESIGNATED PLACE

Apache County SHP
Cochise County SHP
Coconino County SHP
Gila County SHP
Graham County SHP
Greenlee County SHP
La Paz County SHP
Maricopa County SHP
Mohave County SHP
Navajo County SHP
Pima County SHP
Pinal County SHP
Santa Cruz County SHP
Yavapai County SHP
Yuma County SHP

Block Population By Counties

2010 CENSUS BLOCK POPULATION

Apache County SHP
Cochise County SHP
Coconino County SHP
Gila County SHP
Graham County SHP
Greenlee County SHP
La Paz County SHP
Maricopa County SHP
Mohave County SHP
Navajo County SHP
Pima County SHP
Pinal County SHP
Santa Cruz County SHP
Yavapai County SHP
Yuma County SHP

Demographic Data By ZIP

2010 CENSUS ZIP POPULATION

Arizona ZIP Shapefile: SHP
Arizona ZIP Table: XLS

Urban Areas Population

2010 CENSUS URBAN AREAS POPULATION

Arizona Urban Areas Shapefile: SHP
Arizona Urban Areas Table: XLS

Geodata Related Links

TIGER Products  [CENSUS.GOV]

Data Access Tools  [CENSUS.GOV]

GIS Dictionary  [ESRI.COM]