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County Characteristics, 2000-2007 [United States] (ICPSR 20660) RSS

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Summary:

This file contains an array of county characteristics by which researchers can investigate contextual influences at the county level. Included are population size and the components of population change during 2000-2005 and a wide range of characteristics on or about 2005: (1) population by age, sex, race, and Hispanic origin, (2) labor force size and unemployment, (3) personal income, (4) earnings and employment by industry, (5) land surface form typography, (6) climate, (7) government revenue and expenditures, (8) crimes reported to police, (9) presidential election results (10) housing authorized by building permits, (11) Medicare enrollment, and (12) health profession shortage areas.

Access Notes

  • These data are freely available.

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Study Description

Citation

Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research. County Characteristics, 2000-2007 [United States]. ICPSR20660-v2. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2008-01-24. doi:10.3886/ICPSR20660.v2

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Funding

This study was funded by:

  • United States Department of Health and Human Services. National Institutes of Health (5 R01 HD042564-05)
  • United States Department of Justice. Office of Justice Programs. National Institute of Justice (2003-IJ-R-004)

Scope of Study

Subject Terms:   age, arson, assault, auto theft, birth rates, burglary, climate, counties, crime, demographic characteristics, disabled persons, economic conditions, election returns, employee benefits, employment, gender, geography, government expenditures, government revenues, group homes, Hispanic or Latino origins, housing, housing construction, income, labor force, larceny, manufacturing industry, Medicare, migration, mortality rates, murder, natural environment, occupations, older adults, pensions, physician availability, poverty, public assistance programs, race, rape, retail trade, robbery, taxes, unemployment, wages and salaries, weather data, workers

Smallest Geographic Unit:   county

Geographic Coverage:   United States

Time Period:  

  • 2000--2007

Date of Collection:  

  • 2007

Unit of Observation:   county

Universe:   All counties in the United States

Data Types:   administrative records data, aggregate data, census/enumeration data

Methodology

Data Source:

U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census, Population Estimates Program. CO-EST2005-alldata: County Population Estimates and Estimated Components of Change: April 1, 2000, to July 1, 2005. March 16, 2006.

U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census, Population Division. Core Based Statistical Areas (CBSAs) and Combined Statistical Areas (CSAs), December 2005. Internet release date January 19, 2006. Last revised June 14, 2006.

U.S. Dept. of Commerce, Bureau of the Census, and Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research. CENSUS OF POPULATION AND HOUSING, 2000 [UNITED STATES]: SELECTED SUBSETS FROM SUMMARY FILE 3 [Computer file]. ICPSR13402-v2. Washington, DC: U.S. Dept. of Commerce, Bureau of the Census, and Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [producers], 2004. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2004. DS12 (Counties, Tables P1-P160I Only).

U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census, Population Estimates Program. CO-EST2005-alldata: County Population Estimates and Estimated Components of Change: April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005. March 16, 2006.

U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census. Population Estimates Program. HU-EST2005-[ST_FIPS]: Housing Unit Estimates for Counties of [ST_FIPS]: April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005. August 21, 2006.

U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census. Population Estimates Program. CC-EST2005-agesex-[ST_FIPS]: Annual Estimates of the Population by Selected Age Groups and Sex for Counties in [STATE]: April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005. August 4, 2006.

U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census, Population Estimates Program. CC-EST2005-6RACE-[ST_FIPS]: County Population Estimates with Sex, 6 Race Groups (5 Race Alone and One Group with Two or More Race Groups) and Hispanic Origin. August 4, 2006. (One data file per state.)

U.S. Department of Labor. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Local Area Unemployment Statistics (LAUS) Program. Labor Force Data by County, 2005 Annual Averages. No date given. Accessed September 11, 2007.

U.S. Department of Agriculture. Economic Research Service. Final 2004 County Typology Codes. August 26, 2004.

U.S. Department of Agriculture. Economic Research Service. 2003 Rural-Urban Continuum Codes. August 2003.

U.S. Department of Commerce. Bureau of Economic Analysis. Regional Economic Information System 1969-2005 (REIS). April 27, 2007. Tables CA05N (Personal income by major source and earnings by NAICS industry, 2005), CA06N (Compensation of employees by NAICS industry, 2005), CA25N (Total full-time and part-time employment by NAICS industry, 2005), CA30 (Regional economic profiles, 2005), and CA35. (Personal current transfer receipts, 2005.)

U.S. Department of Agriculture. Economic Research Service. Natural Amenities Scale. September 1999.

U.S. Department of Energy. ICC Public Proposal Form. March 24, 2003.

International Code Council. 2004/2005 Proposed Changes to the International Energy Conservation Code. ICC Public Hearing, February 2005. EC9-04/05.

Briggs, R.S., Lucas, R.G., and Taylor, T. Climate Classification for Building Energy Codes and Standards: Part 2 - Zone Definitions, Maps and Comparisons. Technical and Symposium Papers, American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) Winter Meeting, Chicago, IL, January, 2003. Table 1B.

U.S. Department of Energy. Building America Climate Regions by Counties of the United States. Version 3, June 26, 2006.

U.S. Department of Commerce. Bureau of the Census. Consolidated Federal Funds Report, 2004. Data file 04CFFCOM.TXT. No date given. Accessed May 18, 2007.

U.S. Department of Commerce. Bureau of the Census. 2002 Census of Governments. County-Area File - Public Use Format. 2002_Census_State_County.txt. No date given. Accessed June 15, 2007.

U.S. Department of Commerce. Bureau of the Census. 2002 Census of Governments. Directory Information File - County Area. 02countyareagid.txt. No date given. Accessed June 15, 2007.

U.S. Dept. of Justice, Federal Bureau of Investigation. UNIFORM CRIME REPORTING PROGRAM DATA [UNITED STATES]: COUNTY-LEVEL DETAILED ARREST AND OFFENSE DATA, 2004 [Computer file]. ICPSR04466-v1. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [producer and distributor], 2006-07-26. DS4 (Crimes Reported).

Charles Haines Stewart III. Official 2004 Presidential Election Returns. No date given. Accessed June 18, 2007.

CNN.com. America Votes 2004: U.S. President/Mississippi/County Results. Accessed September 2007.

Colorado Secretary of State. Official Publication of the Abstract of Votes Cast for the 2003 Coordinated, 2004 Primary, 2004 General. No date given. Accessed September 26, 2007.

Illinois State Board of Elections. Candidate Totals by County: 2004 General Election. GE2004Cty.xls. No date given. Accessed September 26, 2007.

Montana Secretary of State. Official Election Results: 2004 Election Results by County. No date given. Accessed October 1, 2007.

New Jersey Division of Elections. 2004 General Election Results: Official List, Candidates for President for November 2004 General Election. December 1, 2004.

Ohio Secretary of State. General Election: President Full Term Commencing January 20, 2005: Official Tabulation: November 2, 2004. No date given. Accessed September 26, 2007.

West Virginia Secretary of State. State of West Virginia Certificate for the General Election conducted on the Second of November, 2004. January 3, 2005.

Wikipedia. "United States presidential election, 2004, in California." Accessed October 1, 2007.

Wikipedia. "United States presidential election, 2004, in Georgia." Accessed October 1, 2007.

Wikipedia. "United States presidential election, 2004, in Idaho." Accessed October 1, 2007.

Wikipedia. "United States presidential election, 2004, in Hawaii." Accessed October 1, 2007.

Wikipedia. "United States presidential election, 2004, in Maine." Accessed October 1, 2007.

Wikipedia. "United States presidential election, 2004, in Missouri." Accessed October 1, 2007.

Wikipedia. "United States presidential election, 2004, in New York." Accessed October 1, 2007.

Wikipedia. "United States presidential election, 2004, in Rhode Island." Accessed October 1, 2007.

Wikipedia. "United States presidential election, 2004, in Tennessee." Accessed October 1, 2007.

U.S. Department of Commerce. Bureau of the Census. Manufacturing and Construction Division, Residential Construction Branch. CO2005A.txt. 2005 Annual County Level Residential Building Permit Statistics. No date given. Received from the Census Bureau on June 18, 2007.

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Health Resources and Services Administration Geospatial Data Warehouse. Health Profession Shortage Area Report - Primary Care. June 21, 2007.

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Health. Health Resources and Services Administration Geospatial Data Warehouse. Health Profession Shortage Area Report - Mental Health Care. June 21, 2007.

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Health. Health Resources and Services Administration Geospatial Data Warehouse. Health Profession Shortage Area Report - Dental Care. June 21, 2007.

U.S. Department of Health and Social Services. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. Medicare Aged and Disabled by State and County as of July 1, 2003 (County03.TXT). No date given. Accessed June 20, 2007.

United States Department of Health and Social Services. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. County to CBSA crosswalk file (NPRM2008_xwalk_file.xls). No date given. Accessed June 20, 2007.

Extent of Processing:  ICPSR data undergo a confidentiality review and are altered when necessary to limit the risk of disclosure. ICPSR also routinely creates ready-to-go data files along with setups in the major statistical software formats as well as standard codebooks to accompany the data. In addition to these procedures, ICPSR performed the following processing steps for this data collection:

  • Performed consistency checks.
  • Performed recodes and/or calculated derived variables.
  • Checked for undocumented or out-of-range codes.

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Original ICPSR Release:  

Version History:

  • 2008-01-24 A number of minor edits were made to the codebook, none of which substantially affected the variable descriptions.

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