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NFIRS 5.0 Element: ‘Census Tract’

Description: ‘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.’

Specification Comment: This element provides a means to cross-reference geographic and population information that is avail- able from the U.S. Census Bureau to incident data for comparative analysis.

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Transactions containing ‘Census Tract’

A few NFIRS elements are reused accross a number of transactions, but typically the value is captured by one transaction only.

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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.
 
 

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