A neighborhood with roughly 1,700 housing units and 4,000 people delineated for the purpose of presenting census data. Tracts are designed to have homogenous population characteristics, economic status, and living conditions. There will be more than 60,000 census tracts in 2000.
a small, relatively permanent statistical subdivision of a county in a metropolitan area or a selected non-metropolitan county, for presenting decennial census data. Census tracts are designed to be relatively homogeneous with respect to population characteristics, economic status, and living conditions, and to contain between 2500 and 8000 inhabitants.
Small, relatively permanent geographic divisions of counties as defined by local census statistical area committees for the purpose of presenting statistical summaries.