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The Tri-State Region consists of nearly 20 million people living in approximately 1,500 cities, towns and villages. It encompasses an area nearly 13,000 square miles across 31 counties at the heart of the Boston-Washington "megalopolis."


Census Bureau TIGER Files

The US Census Bureau Provides a series of digital geographic information layers known as the Topographically Integrated Geographic Encoded and Referencing (TIGER) files. These files include layers for roads, streams, political boundaries, landmarks and census geography boundaries such as blocks, tracks and metropolitan Statistical area (MSA’s). We have compiled the Census tracts for all the 31 county area of the MEC study with the associated demographic variables to create a series of thematic maps to illustrate the social makeup of the region. The links above right will let you view some of these maps.

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