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Census of Governments, 1987: Government Organization File (ICPSR 9388)

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


This data collection provides information regarding the number, type, and selected characteristics of local governments. Government characteristics include 1986 estimated population, year of incorporation, form of government, number of elected officials, and types of public services provided. Additional data on public school districts were collected by the National Center for Education Statistics and include the number of schools, fall enrollment, and grade levels.

Series: Census of Governments Series

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Study Description


U.S. Dept. of Commerce, Bureau of the Census. CENSUS OF GOVERNMENTS, 1987: GOVERNMENT ORGANIZATION FILE. Washington, DC: U.S. Dept. of Commerce, Bureau of the Census [producer], 1990. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 1990. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR09388.v1

Persistent URL: https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR09388.v1

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Scope of Study

Subject Terms:    census data, counties, government personnel, government services, local government, municipal services, municipalities, public officials, public schools, school districts, school enrollments, townships

Geographic Coverage:    United States

Date of Collection:   

  • 1987

Universe:    All levels of local government (excluding states) within the United States. Data are presented for counties, municipalities, townships, independent and dependent school districts, and single- and multiple-function special districts.

Data Type(s):    survey data, and aggregate data



Original ICPSR Release:   1990-10-16

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