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County Statistics File 3 (CO-STAT 3): [United States] (ICPSR 9168)

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Summary:

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 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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DS1:  Data - Download All Files (75.7 MB)
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DS2:  Footnotes for all Subject Data Items Except Crime - Download All Files (1.5 MB)
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DS3:  Footnotes for Crime Data Items - Download All Files (1.3 MB)
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DS4:  Data Dictionary
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Study Description

Citation

United States Department of Commerce. Bureau of the Census. County Statistics File 3 (CO-STAT 3): [United States]. ICPSR09168-v1. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 1989. http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR09168.v1

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Scope of Study

Subject Terms:   agriculture, businesses, census data, counties, crime, demographic characteristics, education, government, health, housing, income, labor force, manufacturing industry

Geographic Coverage:   United States

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. (Three fields in the file identify counties which were in metropolitan areas as of June 30, 1988.)

Each logical record has been divided into ten 1,888-character segments.

There are two footnote files on the data tape, one for crime-related variables and one for all other subject areas. Each record in the footnote files consists of an item label, a geographic code, and a footnote reference number. The text corresponding to the footnote reference number is contained in Appendix A of the codebook. 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.

The data dictionary for this collection is not designed for direct use with any software package.

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.

Methodology

Data Source:

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 Elections Research Center and the American Medical Association

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