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Administrative and Political Boundaries

 namedescriptiontypepublication datemetadatadownload
Census Designated PlacesCensus Designated Places as defined by the U.S. Census Bureau. Represents settled concentrations of population that are identifiable by name, but are not legally incorporated (e.g. Kingston, Hope Valley, Pascoag). 04/2015
CDP14.zip (0.3 MB) SHP
County Boundaries (1997)County political boundaries. Derived from the Muncipal Boundaries (1997) dataset. 07/2015
counties97.zip (1 MB) SHP
Federal Congressional Districts (2013-2015)Rhode Island Congressional Districts for the 113th Congress (January 2013 to 2015). Refined from U.S. Census Bureau MAF/TIGER database source data. 02/2013
congressDist13.zip (2 MB) SHP
Municipal Boundaries (1989)Deprecated version. Municipal boundaries originally digitized off of USGS topographic maps. 07/1989
muni89.zip (0.5 MB) SHP
Municipal Boundaries (1997)Recommended version. Coastline digitized from 1997 orthophotography. Shares nearly the same internal boundaries as the 1989 version. 08/2001
muni97.zip (1.3 MB) SHP
Quad Neatlines (1989)USGS 1:24,000 quadrangle map (DRG) neatline boundaries for RI and bordering states. Helpful for older DRGs. 01/1988
quads89.zip (0.1 MB) SHP
Rhode Island House Districts2012 Rhode Island State General Assembly House Districts, refined from U.S. Census Bureau MAF/TIGER database source data. 09/2014
houseDist13r2.zip (2 MB) SHP
Rhode Island Senate Districts2012 Rhode Island State General Assembly Senate Districts, refined from U.S. Census Bureau MAF/TIGER database source data. 09/2014
senateDist13r2.zip (2 MB) SHP
Shoreline and Islands (1989)Deprecated. Rhode Island coastal shoreline and Narragansett Bay with island features coded for easier graphic display. 07/1989
shoreline89.zip (0.6 MB) SHP
State Boundary (1989)Deprecated version. State of Rhode Island political boundary, originally digitized off of USGS topographic maps. 07/1989
state89.zip (0.4 MB) SHP
State Boundary (1997)Recommended version. State of Rhode Island political boundary. Derived from the Muncipal Boundaries (1997) dataset. 07/2015
state97.zip (1 MB) SHP
ZIP Code Tabulation Areas5-Digit ZIP Code Tabulation Areas, refined from U.S. Census Bureau 2012 MAF/TIGER database source data. 02/2013
ZCTA13.zip (3 MB) SHP

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