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County and City Data Book [United States] Consolidated File: City Data, 1944-1977 (ICPSR 7735)

Principal Investigator(s): United States Department of Commerce. Bureau of the Census


This study is a compendium of data for all cities in the United States with populations greater than 25,000 in the period 1944-1977. The data provide diverse information ranging from city government activities to population estimates and characteristics to housing unit descriptors. Included is information on city government revenues, property taxes, capital outlay, and debts, and expenditures on education, highways, public welfare, health and hospitals, and police, as well as information on births, deaths, schooling, labor force, employment, family income, family characteristics, electoral votes, number of registered voters, and housing characteristics. Additional variables provide information on manufacturing, retail and wholesale trade, banking, mineral industries, farm population, agriculture, crime, and weather. See also the related data collection, COUNTY AND CITY DATA BOOK [UNITED STATES] CONSOLIDATED FILE: COUNTY DATA, 1947-1977 (ICPSR 7736).

Series: County and City Data Book [United States] Series

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Study Description


U.S. Dept. of Commerce, Bureau of the Census. COUNTY AND CITY DATA BOOK [UNITED STATES] CONSOLIDATED FILE: CITY DATA, 1944-1977. ICPSR version. Washington, DC: U.S. Dept. of Commerce, Bureau of the Census [producer], 1978. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2008-04-14. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR07735.v1

Persistent URL: https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR07735.v1

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Scope of Study

Subject Terms:    agriculture, banking, census data, cities, crime, demographic characteristics, economic conditions, education expenditures, employment, government expenditures, government revenues, household composition, human services, income, industrial production, labor force, manufacturing industry, municipal services, population characteristics, states (USA), taxes, voting behavior, weather

Geographic Coverage:    United States

Time Period:   

  • 1944--1977

Universe:    All incorporated and nonincorporated cities in the entire United States with a population greater than 25,000 in the period 1944-1977.

Data Type(s):    administrative records data, and aggregate data

Data Collection Notes:

(1) The codebook is provided by ICPSR as a Portable Document Format (PDF) file. The PDF file format was developed by Adobe Systems Incorporated and can be accessed using PDF reader software, such as the Adobe Acrobat Reader. Information on how to obtain a copy of the Acrobat Reader is provided on the ICPSR Web site. (2) In this hierarchical file, the data are ordered by city within state. All of the data for one area are presented in a group of five records for the total sample of 1,014 record groups.


Data Source:

United States Department of Commerce. Bureau of the Census. COUNTY AND CITY DATA BOOKS. Washington, DC: United States Government Printing Office, 1944-1977.


Original ICPSR Release:   1984-06-20

Version History:

  • 2008-04-14 SAS, SPSS, and Stata setup files have been added to this data collection.

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