Maps & Geography

Geography is central to the work of the Department of City Planning. While planning involves the development of citywide policies and strategies to promote a resilient, equitable and livable New York City with economic and housing opportunities for all, these policies and strategies come to life in specific places, each with a unique collection of geographic and demographic characteristics.

The Department of City Planning website is full of maps. Visit the Plans and Studies section for maps related to ongoing or recent projects. Visit the Zoning Maps section for historical, current and proposed zoning maps. The Community Portal contains links to map resources for each of the 59 community districts. The NYC Population section contains a wealth of historical and current demographic, socioeconomic and housing maps. And for those who want to make their own maps, download our geographic data files in our Open Data/BYTES of the BIG APPLE™ section.

This Maps & Geography section contains links to some of City Planning’s citywide geographic resources.

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A note about new 2020 Census geographies:
2020 Census operations include the revision of statistical geographies, such as census tracts and blocks. City Planning has introduced a new statistical geography, called Community District Tabulation Areas (CDTA), which closely approximate NYC’s 59 Community Districts. Neighborhood Tabulation Areas (NTA), which approximate neighborhoods, have been updated for 2020 and now nest within CDTAs. 2020 Census redistricting data are published using these geographies. Click here to access an interactive guide to the 2020 Census geographic reconfiguration. All 2020 and 2010 Census and related statistical geographies can be found in the new Census section. All previously released versions of this data are available in the BYTES Archive.

Administrative and Political District Maps

To better help New York City residents in their civic engagement, the Department of City Planning has created new maps that show different administrative boundaries, by borough. These maps show the boundaries for all 59 community districts, 51 City Council districts, 65 Assembly districts and 25 State Senate districts within the five boroughs.