I am trying to get a list of all ~11 million 2010 census blocks' internal points (latitudes and longitudes assigned by the census to be used as approximate locations for each block). I can't for the life of me find these anywhere without downloading the entire polygon geodatabase! I finally broke down and downloaded that, but at ~6 petabytes, I don't have the storage to unzip and work with the file. Does anyone know of a source for internal points ONLY before I whip something up to download and process each geodatabase by state or county?
intptlat fields of the census bureau's summary files contain the center of every census block nationwide. there's some pretty straightforward R code to download and import these files here: