Principal Investigator(s): United States Department of Commerce. Bureau of the Census
This compilation of data, which was gathered from a variety of federal agencies and private organizations, provides information for the United States as a whole, the 50 states and the District of Columbia, and all 3,139 counties and county equivalents (defined as of January 1, 1983). Data are included for the following general areas: age, ancestry, agriculture, banking, business, construction, crime, education, elections, government, health, households, housing, labor, land area, manufactures, money income, personal income, population, poverty, retail trade, service industries, social insurance and human services, veterans, vital statistics, wholesale trade, and journey to work.
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United States Department of Commerce. Bureau of the Census. County Statistics File 2 (CO-STAT 2): [United States]. ICPSR8662-v1. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research[distributor], 1987. doi:10.3886/ICPSR8662.v1
Persistent URL: http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR08662.v1
Scope of Study
Subject Terms: agriculture, banking, census data, construction industry, crime, education, elections, government, government expenditures, health, households, housing, income, labor force, manufacturing industry, mortality rates, population, poverty, retail industry, service industry, states (USA), trade, veterans, vital statistics, welfare services
Geographic Coverage: Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York (state), North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming
Universe: The universe varies from item to item within the file, e.g., all persons, all housing units, all local governments, etc.
Data Types: aggregate data
Data Collection Notes:
The data file contains 3,191 records: one for the United States, each state and the District of Columbia, and 3,139 counties or county equivalents. Each logical record has been divided into seven 1,899-character segments.
In the footnote file, footnotes associated with specific data cells qualify the data in one way or another. Some examples include a reference period different from the norm or the combination of data for two or more areas. The data user is urged to review the applicable footnotes for the items to be used.
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The time periods covered for each data item vary. For data series that are available on an annual basis, several years of data will generally be presented. For decennial census and economic census data items, comparable information from a prior census is available in many cases.
federal agencies including the Bureau of the Census, the Bureau of Economic Analysis, the Bureau of Labor Statistics, and the Social Security Administration, and private organizations such as the American Dental Association, the American Hospital Association, and the American Medical Association
Original ICPSR Release: 1987-05-19
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