Annual Survey of Governments, 1985: Finance Statistics (ICPSR 8689)

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United States Department of Commerce. Bureau of the Census

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https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR08689.v1

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For each governmental unit surveyed, finance data are provided for revenues, expenditures, indebtedness, and cash and security holdings. Revenue data are listed by source, and expenditures are listed by function and type. Functions include education, administration, transit, and public welfare. Expenditure types include intergovernmental transactions, current operations, and capital outlays. Data are also provided for employee retirement systems operated by governments and for utilities operated by state and local governments.

United States Department of Commerce. Bureau of the Census. Annual Survey of Governments, 1985:  Finance Statistics. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2006-01-18. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR08689.v1

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There are six "record types" in File A, each corresponding to a type of governmental unit. All six record types have the same technical characteristics. Each record in File A contains data for one governmental unit. File B, which covers the 410 county areas with populations of 100,000 or more, provides one record for each county area. In contrast, File C supplies national and state area estimates by level and type of government. It contains 52 groups of eight records each, with one group for each geographic area (the United States, the 50 states, and the District of Columbia). Each group contains one record for each of the following types and levels of government: (1) state and local government total, (2) state total, (3) local total, (4) counties, (5) municipalities, (6) townships, (7) school districts, and (8) special districts. Records for local governments in metropolitan areas carry Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS) SMSA codes. All records contain FIPS state and county codes where appropriate.

A sample of the governmental units canvassed in the finance phase of the 1982 Census of Governments.

State and local governments in the United States, including counties, municipalities, townships, school districts, and special districts.

official records of state and local governments, and self-enumerated forms mailed to governmental units

survey data, and aggregate data

1987-06-26

2006-01-18

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:
  • U.S. Dept. of Commerce, Bureau of the Census. ANNUAL SURVEY OF GOVERNMENTS, 1985: FINANCE STATISTICS. Washington, DC: U.S. Dept. of Commerce, Bureau of the Census [producer], 1987. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 1987. http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR08689.v1

2006-01-18 File CB8689.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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  • 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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