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The Select Layer by Attribute tool applies a selection to a layer. However, your Copy Features tool is copying the entire "plano_tract" dataset, and not the "plano_tract_lyr" layer which has the selection applied. Here's the revised code: #user selects tract, Select by Attribute tool runs arcpy.MakeFeatureLayer_management("plano_tract", "plano_tract_lyr") ...
Try FACES instead. It has all subdivisions.
TIGER Census Block Data tables contains a field "GEOID" which is a combination of State Fips, County Fips, Census Tract, and Blocks. ftp://ftp2.census.gov/geo/tiger/TIGER2013/TABBLOCK/
Are you trying to create a python toolbox? This seems like a very easy script to write, using the select by attribute tool and making this tool model your tract parameters in numbers. I am sure there are a number of resources online for this type of toolbox. It is a very logical process within modelbuilder and ArcGIS' geoprocessing tools, as it is within ...
koordinates.com is a free place to find a variety of city boundary shapefiles. You can even pick the coordinate system. Here is a link to Texas cities. Do some searching around for other cities. They have a lot on this web site. You do need to create a login.
The main Census TIGER page here lists 2010 Census Population and Housing Unit Counts - Blocks: These state based files have the population and housing unit count by block from the 2010 Census. These files are available for the 50 states and the District of Columbia only. Unfortunately the database is down right now so I can't test it, but that ...
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