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Census of Population and Housing, 1990 [United States]: Summary Tape File 3A, Record Sequence Example File (ICPSR 9592)

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


This file was prepared to acquaint users with the Summary Tape File 3A (STF 3A) record structure and to provide a test file for software development. The file contains no statistical data. The identification portion of each record contains geographic information for the Missouri test sites used in the 1988 Dress Rehearsal Census. The data cells contain "dummy" data consisting of the sequence number of the data cell within the record. The final record layout for all STF 3A files is shown in the identification and table portions of the data dictionary.

Series: Census of Population and Housing, 1990 [United States] Series

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Study Description


U.S. Dept. of Commerce, Bureau of the Census. CENSUS OF POPULATION AND HOUSING, 1990 [UNITED STATES]: SUMMARY TAPE FILE 3A, RECORD SEQUENCE EXAMPLE FILE. Washington, DC: U.S. Dept. of Commerce, Bureau of the Census [producer], 1991. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 1992. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR09592.v1

Persistent URL: https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR09592.v1

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Scope of Study

Subject Terms:    census data, census methods, demographic characteristics, ethnicity, household composition, housing, housing conditions, population, testing and measurement

Geographic Coverage:    United States

Data Type(s):    census data

Data Collection Notes:

This file was developed as a test file and contains no statistical data. The file is structured with four 7,925-character records per case.


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:

  • Standardized missing values.


Original ICPSR Release:   1992-05-18

Version History:

  • 2006-03-30 File CB9592.PDF was removed from any previous datasets and flagged as a study-level file, so that it will accompany all downloads.

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