NFIRS 5.0 Element: ‘Census Tract’

Définition : The census tract number is a six-digit number assigned by the U.S. Census Bureau that identifies an area of land within the United States. Not all jurisdictions have census tract numbers.
Purpose : This element provides a means to cross-reference geographic and population information that is available from the U.S. Census Bureau to incident data for comparative analysis.
Entry : Enter the census tract number for the property involved in the incident. The right two spaces are always assumed to follow a decimal point. If the incident occurs in an area where a census tract number has not been assigned, leave blank.

Element Specification

 Specification   Value 
Requirement Optional
Element Type Text – Alphanumeric or special characters. If the user has not provided information, an empty field should be transmitted.

Transactions containing ‘Census Tract’

The value of this element is captured by the following transaction :

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Last Updated on April 28, 2023