Hello! I am looking for a list of Central Business Districts (CBDs) and the corresponding Census Tracts that make up the CBDs. In this Census paper, there is a link to to a dataset that appears to be what I am looking for: http://www.census.gov/geo/www/cbd.html. But unfortunately, this link appears to be dead.
Does anyone know where I can find such a list of CBDs and associated tracts on the new Census website or elsewhere? Thanks!
It looks like the CBD program was done away with in the early 1980s: https://web.archive.org/web/20120925011908/https://www.census.gov/geo/www/cbd.html
In this day of malls and sprawl and metropolitan reefs…
I created a CBD file in 2004/updated in 2008 following a Brookings methodology with 2010 tracts for the top 100 metros. LED wasn't in public use then, but you could run that data with our LED file to determine a general rule to update the tracts to today's economy.
https://www.urban.org/sites/default/files/publication/30571/411941-High-Cost-and-Investor-Mortgages.PDF (for reference, how we used it)
https://urbanorg.box.com/s/72d9059qzbbykw9z0utih665k5sdp47v (brookings paper)
I don't think it was meticulously documented, but I have the general steps/programs and am happy to share. I'll pull the file from the archive and send along in the next couple of days.
Hi Kathy - apologies for missing this until now and thanks for your response! The Brookings paper dataset looks very useful even if for only the top 100 metros. In fact, having a list of zip codes with distance to CBD is exactly what I am trying to construct. Would appreciate if you are able to share if it is not too much trouble (either the data or the steps/program)