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Farm Real Estate Values in the United States, 1850-1959 (ICPSR 9)

Principal Investigator(s): Pressley, Thomas J.; Scofield, William H., Unkown


This data collection contains information on the average monetary value per acre of farm lands and buildings for each county in the United States in the period 1850-1959.

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Study Description


Pressley, Thomas J., and William H. Scofield. FARM REAL ESTATE VALUES IN THE UNITED STATES, 1850-1959. ICPSR ed. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [producer and distributor], 2001. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR00009.v1

Persistent URL: https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR00009.v1

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This study was funded by:

  • National Science Foundation (GS-1435A1, GS-1231, and GS-2473)

Scope of Study

Subject Terms:    counties, farms, nineteenth century, property values, real estate, twentieth century

Geographic Coverage:    United States

Time Period:   

  • 1850--1959

Universe:    All counties in the United States in the period 1850-1959.

Data Type(s):    aggregate data

Data Collection Notes:

The data map is provided as an ASCII text file, and the codebook is provided by ICPSR as a Portable Document Format (PDF) file. The PDF file format was developed by Adobe Systems Incorporated and can be accessed using PDF reader software, such as the Adobe Acrobat Reader. Information on how to obtain a copy of the Acrobat Reader is provided on the ICPSR Web site.


Data Source:

Pressley, Thomas J., and William H. Scofield (eds.). FARM REAL ESTATE VALUES IN THE UNITED STATES BY COUNTIES, 1850-1959. Seattle, WA: University of Washington Press, 1965.

Extent of Processing:   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.
  • Checked for undocumented or out-of-range codes.


Original ICPSR Release:   1984-05-11

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