State and Local Government [United States]: Sources and Uses of Funds, City and County Data, Nineteenth Century (ICPSR 6305)

Published: Jan 12, 2006

Principal Investigator(s):
Richard E. Sylla; John B. Legler; John Wallis

Version V1

This data collection contains fiscal data on city and county government revenues, expenditures, debt, and property tax assessments for 95 counties and 84 cities over the course of the 19th century. Variables in this collection include state, year, type of government, and the dollar amount of the revenue, expenditure, debt, or assessment. There are six data files. Parts 1 and 2 contain city expenditures and revenues. Parts 3 and 4 contain county expenditures and revenues. Part 5 presents county debt totals where available, and Part 6 reports property tax assessments.

Sylla, Richard E., Legler, John B., and Wallis, John. State and Local Government [United States]: Sources and Uses of Funds, City and County Data, Nineteenth Century. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2006-01-12.

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National Science Foundation (SES-8419857, SES-8706814, SES-8908272, and SEB-9108618)


(1) The data files use commas and quote marks to delimit variables. (2) See also SOURCES AND USES OF FUNDS IN STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENTS, 1790-1915: [UNITED STATES] (ICPSR 9728).

Financial records of 95 counties and 84 cities throughout the United States.

newspaper reports, reports of selectmen, reports of county and city treasurers

administrative records data



2006-01-12 All files were removed from dataset 7 and flagged as study-level files, so that they will accompany all downloads.


  • Data in this collection are available only to users at ICPSR member institutions.

  • The citation of this study may have changed due to the new version control system that has been implemented.
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