Download United States of America Administrative Boundary Shapefiles – States, Counties, Reservation Lands and more

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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.

United States of America GIS Data - National Boundary
USA National Boundary

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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.[4] 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.


  1. United States Shapefile download Alabama
  2. United States Shapefile download Alaska
  3. United States Shapefile download Arizona
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  5. United States Shapefile download California
  6. United States Shapefile download Colorado
  7. United States Shapefile download Connecticut
  8. United States Shapefile download Delaware
  9. United States Shapefile download Florida
  10. United States Shapefile download Georgia
  11. United States Shapefile download Hawaii
  12. United States Shapefile download Idaho
  13. United States Shapefile download Illinois
  14. United States Shapefile download Indiana
  15. United States Shapefile download Iowa
  16. United States Shapefile download Kansas
  17. United States Shapefile download Kentucky
  18. United States Shapefile download Louisiana
  19. United States Shapefile download Maine
  20. United States Shapefile download Maryland
  21. United States Shapefile download Massachusetts
  22. United States Shapefile download Michigan
  23. United States Shapefile download Minnesota
  24. United States Shapefile download Mississippi
  25. United States Shapefile download Missouri
  26. United States Shapefile download Montana
  27. United States Shapefile download Nebraska
  28. United States Shapefile download Nevada
  29. United States Shapefile download New Hampshire
  30. United States Shapefile download New Jersey
  31. United States Shapefile download New Mexico
  32. United States Shapefile download New York
  33. United States Shapefile download North Carolina
  34. United States Shapefile download  North Dakota
  35. United States Shapefile download Ohio
  36. United States Shapefile download Oklahoma
  37. United States Shapefile download Oregon
  38. United States Shapefile download Pennsylvania
  39. United States Shapefile download Rhode Island
  40. United States Shapefile download South Carolina
  41. United States Shapefile download South Dakota
  42. United States Shapefile download Tennessee
  43. United States Shapefile download Texas
  44. United States Shapefile download Utah
  45. United States Shapefile download Vermont
  46. United States Shapefile download Virginia
  47. United States Shapefile download Washington
  48. United States Shapefile download West Virginia
  49. United States Shapefile download Wisconsin
  50. United States Shapefile download Wyoming

Territories and Islands

  1. District of Columbia
  2. Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands
  3. USA GIS Data - Puerto Rico Puerto Rico
  4. United States Virgin Islands
  5. American Samoa
  6. Guam
United States of America GIS Data - State Boundaries
USA State Boundaries

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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.

United States of America GIS Data - County Boundaries
USA County Boundaries

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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.[1] 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.

United States of America GIS Data - Native American Reservation Land Boundaries
USA Native American Reservation Land Boundaries

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