State and Metropolitan Area Data Book [United States]: 1991 (ICPSR 6398)

Published: Oct 9, 2008

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


Version V1

This data collection provides statistics gathered from a variety of federal agencies and national associations. Demographic, economic, and governmental data from both the federal government and private agencies are presented to enable multiarea comparisons as well as single-area profiles. Current estimates and benchmark census results are included. Data are available for five types of geographic coverage: (1) Metro Areas data cover 249 metropolitan statistical areas (MSAs), 17 consolidated metropolitan statistical areas (CMSAs), 54 primary metropolitan statistical areas (PSMAs), and 16 New England county metropolitan areas (NECMAs). Metro Areas data include the following general subjects: area and population, households, vital statistics, health, education, crime, housing, money income, personal income, civilian labor force, employment, construction, commercial office space, manufacturing, wholesale and retail trade, service industries, banking, federal funds and grants, and government employment. There are 14 parts for Metro Areas. (2) State Metro/Nonmetro data cover the United States, the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and the metropolitan and nonmetropolitan portions of these areas. State Metro/Nonmetro data include most of the subjects listed for Metro Areas. There are six parts for State Metro/Nonmetro. (3) Metro Counties data cover 336 metropolitan areas and their component counties and include topics identical to those presented in the State Metro/Nonmetro data. Six parts are supplied for Metro Counties. (4) Metro Central Cities data cover 336 metropolitan areas and their 522 central cities and 336 outside central cities portions. Metro Central Cities variables are limited to 13 items, which include area and population, money income, civilian labor force, and retail trade. There is one part for Metro Central Cities. (5) States data cover the United States, the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and census regions and divisions. States data include the same items as the Metro Areas data, plus information on social welfare programs, geography and environment, domestic travel and parks, gross state product, poverty, wealth holders, business, research and development, agriculture, forestry and fisheries, minerals and mining, transportation, communications, energy, state government, federal government, and elections. There are 101 parts for States.

United States Department of Commerce. Bureau of the Census. State and Metropolitan Area Data Book [United States]: 1991. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2008-10-09.

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For Part 27, Central Cities, the data file has 1,335 records. The "State and Metropolitan Area Data Book, 1991 on Diskette: Technical Documentation" section of the ICPSR codebook lists the Metro Central Cities data file as having 1,333 records.

Variable LEV in Parts 1 to 27 and variable LEVEL in Parts 28 to 128 have been converted from string to numeric variables to facilitate the application of value labels.

The universe varies from item to item within the files, e.g., all persons, all housing units, all local governments.

federal government and national agency data

aggregate data



2008-10-09 The data from this collection was originally stored on three diskettes; they have been extracted and fully processed according to ICPSR standards. The codebook has been updated, and for each part, an ASCII data file, SPSS, Stata, and SAS setup files, SPSS and Stata system files, SAS transport (CPORT) file, and tab-delimited ASCII data file have been created.

2006-01-18 File CB6398.ALL.PDF was removed from any previous datasets and flagged as a study-level file, so that it will accompany all downloads.

1995-03-16 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.


  • 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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