Census of Governments, 1982: Finance Summary Statistics (ICPSR 8394)

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Every fifth year a complete census of state and local governmental units in the United States is undertaken. This collection contains 1982 finance data for revenue, expenditure, debt, and cash and security holdings for state and local governments. Revenue is given by source--generally taxes, intergovernmental revenue, and service charges. Expenditures are shown both by function, such as education, transportation, and public welfare, and by type, including intergovernmental, current operation, and capital outlay. Also provided are financial data on employment-retiree systems and on utilities operated by state and local governments. There are four files in this collection. File A provides detailed statistics for each state and local government, File B has the data for local governmental units aggregated by county, and File C has national and state summaries for the following types of governments: (1) State and Local Government total, (2) State Government, (3) Local Government, (4) Local Governments in SMSAs, (5) Counties, (6) Municipalities, (7) Townships, (8) School Districts, and (9) Special Districts. In addition, a Name and Address File provides the name, address, and corresponding government identification code for all of the local government units.

United States. Bureau of the Census. Census of Governments, 1982:  Finance Summary Statistics. Ann Arbor, MI: [distributor], 2006-01-18. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR08394.v2

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The 50 State governments and approximately 82,000 counties, municipalities, school and other districts in existence in the United States as of October 1982.

survey data, and aggregate data


2018-02-15 The citation of this study may have changed due to the new version control system that has been implemented. The previous citation was:
  • United States. Bureau of the Census. CENSUS OF GOVERNMENTS, 1982: FINANCE SUMMARY STATISTICS. 2nd ICPSR release. Washington, DC: United States. Bureau of the Census [producer], 1985. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 1987. http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR08394.v2

2006-01-18 File CB8394.ALL.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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