CSV File of Census Tract Shapefile Data for Entire US

CSV File of Census Tract Shapefile Data for Entire US

I’ve seen this request a few times, and saw it again today. The Tableau web data connector I created for census tract shapefiles requires the user to pull the data state by state. How can someone get all states at once?

I looked at adding this through the normal interface, and I’m sure that would still be ideal, but I think the easiest route (for me) is to just export the entire dataset to one file that you can download and import into your Tableau workbook. That’s what I did.

If you want to down the entire US dataset in CSV (about 72MB), use the link below:


I hope this helps some of you. Cheers! – Mark

3 thoughts on “CSV File of Census Tract Shapefile Data for Entire US

  1. This could be user error on my part, but I tried downloading Albany County, New York census tract using the Tableau web connector and it didn’t work. So I tried downloading the enter file from your site and Albany County seems to be missing. What am I doing wrong?

    Here are some Albany County tracts:

    1. Hey Cathleen – I’ll check on the source data when I get a chance. It’s been a hectic week, sorry for the delay. Tracts do change over time occasionally, but that seems odd. I’ll let you know what I find this weekend.

  2. I’m hitting the excel size limit on the file of 70.4KB when I use the link. Is there another way to download it and avoid that limit? Thanks.

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