This study is provided by ICPSR. ICPSR provides leadership and training in data access, curation, and methods of analysis for a diverse and expanding social science research community.

St. Louis Region Small Sample Travel Survey, 1990 (ICPSR 34787)

Principal Investigator(s): Barton-Aschman Associates, Inc.


The 1990 St. Louis Region Small Sample Travel Survey was a home interview survey conducted in the city of St. Louis, St. Louis County, and parts of Jefferson County, Madison County, St. Clair County, Monroe County, and St. Charles County in Missouri. Respondents were asked to record their travel and activities for a 24-hour period. They were also asked for detailed information regarding their trips, including mode of transportation, trip purpose, departure and arrival times, and number of passengers. Demographic variables include gender, age, employment status, household size, number of children under five years old in the household, household income, and whether respondents had a valid driver's license at the time of the survey.

Series: Metropolitan Travel Behavior Survey Series

Access Notes

  • Data in this collection are available only to users at ICPSR member institutions. Please log in so we can determine if you are with a member institution and have access to these data files.


Dataset - Download All Files (10.567 MB)
SAS    SPSS    Stata    R    ASCII    Excel/TSV
ASCII + SAS Setup    SPSS Setup    Stata Setup   

Study Description


Barton-Aschman Associates, Inc. St. Louis Region Small Sample Travel Survey, 1990. ICPSR34787-v1. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2013-12-19. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR34787.v1

Persistent URL: https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR34787.v1

Export Citation:

  • RIS (generic format for RefWorks, EndNote, etc.)
  • EndNote XML (EndNote X4.0.1 or higher)

Scope of Study

Subject Terms:    automobile ownership, automobile use, automobiles, commuting (travel), driving habits, households, licenses, public transportation, schools, transportation, travel, vehicles, work, working hours

Smallest Geographic Unit:    ZIP code

Geographic Coverage:    Missouri, St. Louis, United States

Time Period:   

  • 1990-08-27--1990-11-18

Date of Collection:   

  • 1990-08-27--1990-11-18

Unit of Observation:    individual, household

Universe:    Households within the St. Louis, Missouri area, including the City of St. Louis, St. Louis County, and parts of Jefferson County, Madison County, St. Clair County, Monroe County, and St. Charles County.

Data Type(s):    survey data

Data Collection Notes:

Due to incomplete documentation, this collection has been minimally processed by ICPSR.

For additional information, please refer to the Metropolitan Travel Survey Archive Web site, and the East-West Gateway Council of Governments Web site.


Sample:    A minimum sample size of 1,400 households was recommended for the survey. This number was chosen based on three main criteria: (1) the models to be calibrated using the survey, (2) the statistical significance of the survey results, and (3) the available budget for the survey. The total number of completed, useable households sampled for the survey area totaled 1,446. Based on 1990 estimates prepared by East-West Gateway Council of Governments staff, the area sampled encompassed 862,500 households. Thus, the sample rate was about 0.17 percent; each sampled household represented about 600 households.

Time Method:    Cross-sectional

Weight:    The dataset does not include any weight variables to be used in analysis.

Mode of Data Collection:    mail questionnaire, telephone interview

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:

  • Checked for undocumented or out-of-range codes.

Restrictions: Variables were removed to prevent disclosure risk and preserve respondent anonymity.


Original ICPSR Release:   2013-12-19



Metadata Exports

If you're looking for collection-level metadata rather than an individual metadata record, please visit our Metadata Records page.

Download Statistics