# What are block groups used for?

## What are block groups used for?

Block Groups (BGs) are statistical divisions of census tracts, are generally defined to contain between 600 and 3,000 people, and are used to present data and control block numbering.

### What is block group code?

Every Census Block Group has a unique 12-digit FIPS code. The Block Group’s unique identifier is the 12th digit of the FIPS Code. This number determines the first digit of all the census blocks contained within a block group. For instance, census Block Group 2 includes any block numbered 2000 to 2999.

What is block group level?

Block groups (BGs) are the next level above census blocks in the geo- graphic hierarchy (see Figure 2-1 in Chapter 2). A BG is a combination of census blocks that is a subdivision of a census tract or block number- ing area (BNA).

How many block groups are in a tract?

Each census tract contains at least one block group, and block groups are uniquely numbered within the census tract. A block group is the smallest geographical unit for which the census publishes sample data. The United States, including Puerto Rico has 211,267 block groups.

## What is census block data?

A census block is the smallest geographic unit used by the United States Census Bureau for tabulation of 100-percent data (data collected from all houses, rather than a sample of houses). The number of blocks in the United States, including Puerto Rico, for the 2010 Census was 11,155,486.

### What is census block in Pakistan?

146230 – Census Blocks (Village, part of Village/Town) ➢ Census block roughly comprises of 200 – 250 houses ➢ One block is assigned to one enumerator.

What is a block group map?

These large-scale maps show and label all census blocks within an entity.

What is smaller than counties?

The term “county” is used in 48 U.S. states, while Louisiana and Alaska have functionally equivalent subdivisions called parishes and boroughs, respectively.

## What census year were block groups and blocks introduced?

The Census Bureau established blocks covering the entire nation for the first time in 1990. Previous censuses back to 1940 had blocks established only for part of the nation.

### How do you identify census blocks?

Numbered uniquely with a four-digit census block number ranging from 0000 to 9999 nesting within each census tract, which nest within state and county. The first digit of the census block number identifies the block group. Block numbers beginning with a zero (in Block Group 0) are associated with water-only areas.

How many censuses have been done so far in Pakistan?

6
Since 1951, there have been only 6 nationwide censuses (1961, 1972, 1981, 1998 and 2017). Delays and postponements have often been due to politicization. Pakistan’s last completed census took place in 2017.

How large is a census block?

between 600 and 3,000 people
Block groups are statistical divisions of census tracts, and generally contain between 600 and 3,000 people.

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