Integrating Administrative, Political, and Census Geography

  • Peter A. Morrison
  • Thomas M. Bryan


This chapter illustrates ways to align census data with other nonstandard administrative and political data for specialized applications. It addresses a generic problem that arises under various circumstances where district boundaries must match existing voting precincts; where current and historical census geographies must be aligned; where Census PUMS data are used to approximate specific populations; etc. These case studies present concrete illustrations of such issues and practical ways to resolve them, which can adapted to particular situations at hand.


Census geography Administrative geography Election precincts PUMA Senate Factor 5 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Peter A. Morrison
    • 1
  • Thomas M. Bryan
    • 2
  1. 1.Peter A. Morrison & AssociatesNantucketUSA
  2. 2.Bryan GeoDemographicsMidlothianUSA

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