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Census of Governments, 1972: Government Employment and Finance Files (ICPSR 69) RSS

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This study contains economic and employment data for governmental units in states, cities, towns, counties, school districts, and special districts in the United States in 1972. The employment data provide information on the number and functions of full-time and part-time government employees, retirement and insurance coverage extended to full-time employees, membership of employees in employee organizations, and governmental labor policies for the counties and states (Part 1), cities and towns (Part 2), special districts (Part 3), and school districts (Part 4). The finance data provide information on revenues from and expenditures on education, public buildings, highways, health, hospitals, libraries, natural resources, police, sanitation, public welfare, water transportation, and gas and electricity for counties and states (Part 5), cities and towns (Part 6), special districts (Part 7), and school districts (Part 8). Other items include revenues from taxes, and government debts.

Series: Census of Governments Series

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DS0:  Study-Level Files
DS1:  1972 Employment, County and State - Download All Files (6.5 MB)
DS2:  1972 Employment, City and Town - Download All Files (69.9 MB)
DS3:  1972 Employment, Special Districts - Download All Files (47.1 MB)
DS4:  1972 Employment, School Districts - Download All Files (31.3 MB)
DS5:  1972 Finance, County and State - Download All Files (10.4 MB)
DS6:  1972 Finance, City and Town - Download All Files (114.8 MB)
DS7:  1972 Finance, Special Districts - Download All Files (77.4 MB)
DS8:  1972 Finance, School Districts - Download All Files (51.3 MB)

Study Description


U.S. Dept. of Commerce, Bureau of the Census. CENSUS OF GOVERNMENTS, 1972: GOVERNMENT EMPLOYMENT AND FINANCE FILES. ICPSR ed. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [producer and distributor], 1993. http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR00069.v1

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Scope of Study

Subject Terms:   census data, counties, economic conditions, employee benefits, employment, finance, government employees, government expenditures, government revenues, local government, municipal services, municipalities, school districts, state government, townships

Geographic Coverage:   United States

Time Period:  

  • 1972

Universe:   States, cities, towns, counties, school districts, and special districts in the United States in 1972.

Data Types:   census/enumeration data


Data Source:

United States Bureau of the Census


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Version History:

  • 2006-01-12 All files were removed from dataset 9 and flagged as study-level files, so that they will accompany all downloads.

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