Hello GIS enthusiasts, IGISMAP has now published the latest GIS vector data of USA administrative levels. Links for downloading the shapefiles of the important administrative divisions of USA are provided in the following. You can also download these data in KML, GeoJSON or CSV formats.
- All data available are in GCS datum EPSG:4326 WGS84 CRS (Coordinate Reference System).
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Download Shapefile Data of USA
The United States of America (U.S.A. or USA), commonly known as the United States (U.S. or US) or America, is a country primarily located in North America. It consists of 50 states, a federal district, five major unincorporated territories, 326 Indian reservations, and some minor possessions. At 3.8 million square miles (9.8 million square kilometers), it is the world’s third- or fourth-largest country by total area. The United States shares significant land borders with Canada to the north and Mexico to the south as well as limited maritime borders with the Bahamas, Cuba, and Russia. With a population of more than 331 million people, it is the third most populous country in the world. The national capital is Washington, D.C., and the most populous city is New York City.
Download USA States Shapefile Data
The United States of America is a federal republic consisting of 50 states, a federal district (Washington, D.C., the capital city of the United States), five major territories, and various minor islands. The 48 contiguous states and Washington, D.C., are in North America between Canada and Mexico. Alaska is an exclave in the far northwestern part of North America, connected only to Canada, and Hawaii is an archipelago in the mid-Pacific. Territories of the United States are scattered throughout the Pacific Ocean and the Caribbean Sea.
According to the numerous decisions of the United States Supreme Court, the 50 individual states and the United States as a whole are each sovereign jurisdictions. The states are not administrative divisions of the country; the Tenth Amendment to the United States Constitution allows states to exercise all powers of government not delegated to the federal government.
- New Hampshire
- New Jersey
- New Mexico
- New York
- North Carolina
- North Dakota
- Rhode Island
- South Carolina
- South Dakota
- West Virginia
Territories and Islands
- District of Columbia
- Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands
- Puerto Rico
- United States Virgin Islands
- American Samoa
Download USA Counties Shapefile Data
In the United States, a county is an administrative or political subdivision of a state that consists of a geographic region with specific boundaries and usually some level of governmental authority. Most counties have subdivisions which may include townships, municipalities and unincorporated areas. The number of counties per state ranges from the three counties of Delaware to the 254 counties of Texas. The following is a list of the 3,233 counties and county-equivalents in the 50 states and District of Columbia sorted by U.S. state, plus an additional 100 county-equivalents in the U.S. territories sorted by territory.
Download USA Native American Reservation Lands Shapefile Data
The Indian reservation system was created to keep Native Americans off of lands that European Americans wished to settle. The reservation system allowed indigenous people to govern themselves and to maintain some of their cultural and social traditions. The Dawes Act of 1887 destroyed the reservation system by subdividing tribal lands into individual plots.
Following classes of land reservation are established in USA
- Indian Reservation Area
- Alaska Native Village Statistical Areas
- Hawaiian Home Lands
- Oklahoma Tribal Statistical Areas
- State Recognized Reservations
- State Designated Tribal Statistical Areas
- Tribal Designated Statistical Areas
There are 326 Indian Reservations in the United States. Most of the tribal land base in the United States was set aside by the federal government as Native American Reservations. In California, about half of its reservations are called rancherías. In New Mexico, most reservations are called Pueblos. In some western states, notably Nevada, there are Native American areas called Indian colonies.
Alaska Natives previously had many small reserves scattered around Alaska; however, all but one (the Annette Island Reserve of Tsimshian) were repealed with the passage of the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act in 1971.
There are Hawaiian home land, area held in trust for Native Hawaiians by the state of Hawaii under the Hawaiian Homes Commission Act of 1921.
Oklahoma Tribal Statistical Area is a statistical entity identified and delineated by federally recognized American Indian tribes in Oklahoma as part of the U.S. Census Bureau’s 2010 Census and ongoing American Community Survey.
A state designated American Indian reservation is the land area designated by a state for state-recognized American Indian tribes who lack federal recognition.
A tribal designated statistical area is a statistical entity identified and delineated for the Census Bureau by a federally recognized American Indian tribe that does not currently have a federally established Indian reservation.
Other Administrative Boundary Data:
- Download USA Congressional District Boundaries Shapefile
- Download USA Urban Area Boundaries Shapefile
- Download USA Region Boundaries Shapefile
- Download USA Division Boundaries Shapefile
- Download USA County Sub Divisions Boundaries Shapefile
- Download USA Metropolitan Divisions Boundaries Shapefile
- Download USA Elementary School Districts Boundaries Shapefile
- Download USA Secondary School Districts Boundaries Shapefile
- Download USA Unified School Districts Boundaries Shapefile
- Download USA State Legislative Lower House Districts Boundaries Shapefile
- Download USA State Legislative Upper House Districts Boundaries Shapefile
- Download USA Zip Code Boundaries Shapefile
USA Demographic Data:
- Download USA State Level Demographic Shapefile Data
- Download USA County Level Demographic Shapefile Data
- Download USA State Level Housing Units Shapefile Data
- Download USA County Level Housing Units Shapefile Data
- Download USA State Level Population Shapefile Data
- Download USA County Level Population Shapefile Data
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