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General Revenue Sharing, 1978 Population Estimates (ICPSR 7840)

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


This data collection contains current population estimates and per capita money income for counties and minor civil divisions in each state. These estimates were developed to provide updates of the data elements in Federal Revenue Sharing allocations under the state and local Fiscal Assistance Act of 1972. Population estimates recorded in the dataset are for July 1, 1978, while per capita income estimates are for 1969 and 1977. The units recorded in the data collection include counties, incorporated places, certain towns in New England, New York, and Wisconsin, and townships in other states. Certain Midwestern states may have active minor civil divisions in some counties, but not in others. In addition to these estimates, April 1, 1970, population and 1969 and 1975 per capita money income are included for each area. POPULATION AND INCOME ESTIMATES FOR THE UNITED STATES, 1969-1973 (ICPSR 0078) and POPULATION AND PER CAPITA INCOME ESTIMATES, 1969-1975 (ICPSR 7577) contain similar data for earlier years.

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Study Description


United States Department of Commerce. Bureau of the Census. General Revenue Sharing, 1978 Population Estimates. ICPSR07840-v1. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 1981. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR07840.v1

Persistent URL: https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR07840.v1

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Scope of Study

Subject Terms:    census county divisions, census data, demographic characteristics, federal revenue sharing, government revenues, income, minor civil divisions, population estimates, states (USA), tax revenues, townships

Geographic Coverage:    Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York (state), North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming

Time Period:   

  • 1978

Universe:    The population of all United States counties and incorporated places plus active minor civil divisions.

Data Type(s):    census/enumeration data

Data Collection Notes:

The records in this file are in in sort order by state, county, MCD, and place code.


Data Source:

1970 United States Census, and 1969 and 1977 United States Internal Revenue Service federal income tax returns


Original ICPSR Release:   1984-06-28

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