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I have a census tract shapefile for the state of South Dakota. I have providers plotted with a 40 mile radius buffer. I am trying to determine what percent of each census tract is covered by any part of the buffer. How can I do this?

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    This sounds like it is a simple process of running intersects and doing some field calculations. However, to make your question easier to follow / answer - could you please add some additional information: What software are you using? Do you have a picture of the data? I am not familiar with census tracts and how they look. Do these tracts overlap each other? etc... the more information you provide the better the responses will be. Commented Dec 9, 2020 at 3:04
  • The census tracts do not overlap each other. Are you familiar with county shapefiles? It would be the same process as the census tract I would think. I know it sounds like an easy process, I just can't figure it out for the life of me. So, if I have a county shapefile with 16 counties and have plotted 300 providers with 40 mile radius buffers. I want to know the area that is covered inside of the buffers. I have the area in ft already added to the attribute table for the census tract file. I am using QGIS 3.10 A Coruna. Commented Dec 9, 2020 at 3:10
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    Please use the edit link to add more information to your question.
    – Ian Turton
    Commented Dec 9, 2020 at 8:34
  • I think I got it now. Thank you all for your responses. Much appreciated. Commented Dec 9, 2020 at 14:03

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