Michael Ratcliffe

Assistant Division Chief for Geocartographic Products and Criteria, Geography Division

US Census Bureau

Michael Ratcliffe is Assistant Division Chief for Geocartographic Products and Criteria, Geography Division, U.S. Census Bureau, where he is responsible for mapping, preparation of TIGER/Line files and other geographic products, as well as programs related to the development of concepts and criteria for geographic areas for use in tabulating census and survey data. He has worked in both the Geography and Population Divisions, primarily on programs related to places, metropolitan and micropolitan statistical areas, and urban/rural definitions. Mr. Ratcliffe received his Bachelor’s degree in geography from the University of Maryland and a Master of Letters in Geography from the University of Oxford.