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McKeldin Map Collection

Guide to the map collection on the 4th floor of McKeldin Library.

Census Bureau Maps and Atlases

Census maps depict statistical and and administrative boundaries (e.g., counties, enumeration districts, tracts, blocks, statistical areas), as well as aggregated data (e.g., population distributions). They allow researchers to study and visualize demographic, social, industrial, and agricultural trends by state, county, city, congressional district, tract, block, etc.

Atlases provide users with a variety of maps depicting distributions of notable demographic or social characteristics, such as income, education level, age, race and ethnicity, etc. The data behind atlas maps are usually highly aggregated--maps often show the data by state or county. UMCP's census-related atlases include: