us.census.geoheader: US 2010 Census SF2 Geographic Header Summary Levels 010-050

A simple interface to the Geographic Header information from the "2010 US Census Summary File 2". The entire Summary File 2 is described at <>, but note that this package only provides access to parts of the geographic header ('geoheader') of the file. In particular, only the first 101 columns of the geoheader are included and, more importantly, only rows with summary levels (SUMLEVs) 010 through 050 (nation down through county level) are included. In addition to access to (part of) the geoheader, the package also provides a decode function that takes a column name and value and, for certain columns, returns "the meaning" of that column (i.e., a "SUMLEV" value of 40 means "State"); without a value, the decode function attempts to describe the column itself.

Version: 1.0.2
Imports: utils, tibble
Suggests: R.rsp
Published: 2020-06-25
DOI: 10.32614/
Author: Greg Minshall [aut, cph, cre], United States Census Bureau [dtc]
Maintainer: Greg Minshall <minshall at>
License: BSD_2_clause + file LICENSE
NeedsCompilation: no
Citation: us.census.geoheader citation info
CRAN checks: us.census.geoheader results


Reference manual: us.census.geoheader.pdf
Vignettes: a small tour of the geographic header (HTML)


Package source: us.census.geoheader_1.0.2.tar.gz
Windows binaries: r-devel:, r-release:, r-oldrel:
macOS binaries: r-release (arm64): us.census.geoheader_1.0.2.tgz, r-oldrel (arm64): us.census.geoheader_1.0.2.tgz, r-release (x86_64): us.census.geoheader_1.0.2.tgz, r-oldrel (x86_64): us.census.geoheader_1.0.2.tgz


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