Urban Boundary  and Functional Classification Update Process

On a decennial basis (every 10 years) following every Census, FDOT in coordination with FHWA and local partners are required to update Urban Boundary and Functional Classification for the State of Florida. The Transportation Data and Analytics (TDA) Office acquires the U.S. Census population and urban boundary data for 2020 to develop maps with the appropriate projection and content for distribution. TDA compiles the boundaries into a statewide GIS layer, resolving data conflicts such as overlaps and gaps between District boundaries.

The Districts and local partners use this information for coordination purposes and to adjust the 2020 Urban Area boundaries around current land use conditions. These adjustments are reviewed by Central Office before they are submitted for approval by FHWA.

The Districts also work with local partners to inventory roadways and update existing roadways in the Roadway Characteristics Inventory (RCI) system with proposed functional classifications in relation to the urban area boundaries for FDOT and HPMS data reporting systems. These roadways are reviewed following the urban area boundary adjustment process and are submitted to FHWA for review and approval. The Functional Classification of roadways are critical for Federal-Aid eligibility (roadways, bridges, and transit projects) and are assigned into systems according to the character of service they provide in relation to the total roadway network, e.g., principal arterials, minor collectors, etc.

Resource Information

January 2023 is the estimated start date for State DOTs and MPOs to start adjusting these boundaries and to update functional classifications. The Census Bureau's final criteria for defining urban areas based on the results of the 2020 Decennial Census has been published. The Census is updating their Issues FAQs.

2020 Census Urban Areas Release — The Census Bureau will release the list of 2020 Census urban areas as well as clarifications to criteria for identifying both individual urban areas and the rural areas of the nation. (Scheduled for release Dec. 29th). 
Source: https://www.census.gov/newsroom/tip-sheets/2022/tp22-24.html?utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery


Census Timeline

User Feedback

If you should have any questions, comments or suggestions regarding the 2020 Census Roadway Data Updates, please contact the:

      FDOT Census User Group


For update process inquires, please reach out to our Statewide Coordinators:

District 1
Contact: Kyle Purvis, Joel Graeff
Phone: (863) 519-2395

Counties: Charlotte, Collier, DeSoto, Glades, Hardee, Hendry, Highlands, Lee, Manatee, Okeechobee, Polk, Sarasota

District 2
Contact: Justin Bellot, David Tyler, Jamie Driggers
Phone: (386) 961-3774

Counties: Alachua, Baker, Bradford, Clay, Columbia, Dixie, Duval, Gilchrist, Hamilton, Lafayette, Levy, Madison, Nassau, Putnam, St. Johns, Suwannee, Taylor, Union

District 3
Contact: Geoff Hynes, Mark Brock, Bryant PaulkCorey Webb
Phone: (850) 330-1426

Counties: Bay, Calhoun, Escambia, Franklin, Gadsden, Gulf, Holmes, Jackson, Leon, Liberty, Okaloosa, Santa Rosa, Wakulla, Walton, Washington

District 4
Contact: Kara Schwartz-DiMaina
Phone: (954) 777-4364

Counties Broward, Indian River, Martin, Palm Beach, St. Lucie

District 5
Contact: Alice Giuliani, Cheryl Burke, Jim Wood, Clif Tate
Phone: (386) 943-5247

Counties: Brevard, Flagler, Lake, Marion, Orange, Osceola, Seminole, Sumter, Volusia

District 6
Contact: Ana M. Calleja P.E., Ken Jeffries
Phone: (305) 470-5373

Counties: Miami-Dade, Monroe

District 7
Contact: Justin Hall, Sherry Melaragno, Anita Montjoy
Phone: (813) 975-6427

Counties: Citrus, Hernando, Hillsborough, Pasco, Pinellas

Contact: Justin Hannah, Juan Echevarria
Phone: (407) 264-3822

Counties: Brevard, Broward, Citrus, Clay, Duval, Hernando, Hillsborough, Indian River, Lake, Martin, Miami-Dade, Okeechobee, Orange, Osceola, Palm Beach, Pasco, Polk, St. Lucie, Sumter