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The Census Tract is a small statistical subdivision of a county, established by the Census Bureau, and designed to be relatively homogeneous with respect to population characteristics, economic status, and living conditions. Census Tracts generally have stable boundaries, and average 4000 residents (the range is generally between 1500 and 8000). Census Tracts are defined for all MSAs (and some non-metropolitan areas where there are no block numbering areas). They do not overlap and they never cross county or state boundaries. For example, the figure depicts a complete census tract (#102300) within a single county/MSA.

In the past, the Census Bureau also compiled small area statistics in rural locations for what they called Block Numbering Areas, or BNAs. For Census 2000, all BNAs were replaced by Census Tracts, which may or may not represent the same areas.