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Annual Survey of Governments, 1984: Finance Statistics (ICPSR 8483) RSS

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Summary:

For each governmental unit surveyed, finance data are provided for revenues, expenditures, indebtedness, and cash and security holdings. Revenue data are listed by source, and expenditures are listed by function and type. Functions include education, administration, police and fire protection, health care, utilities, transit and highways, and public welfare. Expenditure types include intergovernmental transactions, current operations, and capital outlays. Data are also provided for employee retirement systems operated by governments. Standard Metropolitan Statistical Area (SMSA) codes are given for local governments in metropolitan areas.

Series: Annual Survey of Governments Series

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DS0:  Study-Level Files
Documentation:
DS1:  File A: Government Data - Download All Files (136 MB)
Data:
DS2:  File C: Summary Data - Download All Files (5.5 MB)
Data:

Study Description

Citation

U.S. Dept. of Commerce, Bureau of the Census. ANNUAL SURVEY OF GOVERNMENTS, 1984: FINANCE STATISTICS. Washington, DC: U.S. Dept. of Commerce, Bureau of the Census [producer], 1986. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 1986. http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR08483.v1

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Scope of Study

Subject Terms:   administrative costs, census data, cities, debt, education expenditures, finance, government expenditures, government revenues, government services, labor costs, local government, municipal services, municipal expenditures, public administration, public safety, public utilities, school districts, state government, townships, transportation

Geographic Coverage:   United States

Date of Collection:  

  • 1984

Universe:   State and local governments in the United States, including counties, municipalities, townships, school districts, and special districts.

Data Types:   survey data, and aggregate data

Data Collection Notes:

There are six "record types" in File A, each corresponding to a type of governmental unit. All six record types have the same technical characteristics. Each record in File A contains data for one governmental unit. In contrast, File C contains summary data in 52 groups of eight records each, with one group per state. Each group contains one record for each of the following types and levels of government: (1) state and local government total, (2) state total, (3) local total, (4) counties, (5) municipalities, (6) townships, (7) school districts, and (8) special districts. The record layout for File C is identical to that of File A.

Methodology

Sample:   All school district governments in 31 states were surveyed, along with a sample of those in the 19 remaining states. A sample of approximately 14,000 other local governmental units was also included. All state governments and the District of Columbia are included.

Data Source:

self-enumerated forms mailed to governmental units

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Version History:

  • 2006-01-18 File CB8483.ALL.PDF was removed from any previous datasets and flagged as a study-level file, so that it will accompany all downloads.

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