Catalog of Holdings

Study Report

Study Number: AC-016-002-1-1-United States-USCEN-1998

Subject Area: County

Bibliographic Citation: USA counties, 1998.  [machine-readable data file] / U.S. Department of Commerce. Bureau of the Census  [principal investigator(s)] / Washington, D.C.: U.S. Department of Commerce. Bureau of the Census  [distributor].

Date Accessioned: 8/2/1999

Number of Files Received: 0

Comments: Data are stored in dBASEIII format. A Windows based software should be install to the computer. Click the "Start" button, select "RUN" and type f:\INSTALL\SETUP.EXE. 3/00 The copy feature writes output files to C:\ drive. Please use D:\temp for all the output files. If they are redirect to D:\ drive, a runtime error will occur. USA counties 1998 data are available from this Census site

Access Status: Access limited to UW-Madison Campus

Date Ordered: 6/15/1999

Documentation: Machine-readable extensive help files and one volume user's guide printout.

Abstract: USA Counties has over 4,000 data items covering all 3,142 counties in the United States. These files contain a collection of data from the Bureau of the Census and other Federal agencies, such as the Bureau of Economic Analysis, the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and the Social Security Administration, as well as several private organizations, such as the American Medical Association and the Elections Research Center. The universe varies from item to item within the file, e.g., all persons, all housing units, all local governments, etc. Data on this CD-ROM are stored in 65 dBASE III files. It provides county level demographic, economic and governmental data for the purpose of multi-county comparison or single county profiles. The data files cover the following general topics: age, agriculture, ancestry, banking, building permits, business patterns, crime, earnings, education, elections, government, health, households, housing, income, labor force and employment, manufactures, population, poverty, retail trade, services industries, social programs, veterans, vital statistics, and wholesale trade. Its geographic coverage includes the United States, 50 states and the District of Columbia, and 3142 counties or county equivalents defined as of January 1, 1992. The time periods covered for each data item vary. It provides the most up-to-date data and many of them are available in time series. A Windows software allows users to view, print, copy and print the data according to their needs. Different output formats such as, plain text, HTML, database files or other popular file formats are available for exporting the data.

Media/File Reports:

7231 (CD-ROM)