Catalog of Holdings

Study Report

Study Number: KD-002-010-1-1-United States-ICPSR-1988

Subject Area: Merged Electoral and Ecological Data

Bibliographic Citation: County and city data book, 1988.  [machine-readable data file] / U.S. Department of Commerce. Bureau of the Census  [principal investigator(s)] / Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research  [distributor].

Originating Archive Number: 9251

Comments: 2/2009 A copy of the data and electronic codebook can be found on Linux at: /cdelibrary/dali/c7/ccdb/county_city_88. See CDE acquistion number 1386.00.

Access Status: Access limited to UW-Madison campus

Documentation: 1 volume hard copy codebook and a duplicate

Abstract: This collection presents in computer-readable form the data items used to produce the corresponding printed volume of the COUNTY AND CITY DATA BOOK, 1988. Included is a broad range of statistical information, made available by federal agencies and national associations, for counties, cities, and places. Information also is provided for the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and for the United States as a whole. The dataset is comprised of seven files: a county file, a city file, and a place file, with footnote files and data dictionaries for both the county and the city files. The county data file contains information on areas such as age, agriculture, banking, construction, crime, education, federal expenditures, personal income, population, and vital statistics. The city data file includes variables such as city government, climate, crime, housing, labor force and employment, manufactures, retail trade, and service industries. Included in the place data file are items on population and money income.

UNIVERSE: The universe varies from item to item within the files, e.g., all persons, all housing units, all local governments, etc.

NOTE: Users are advised that the codebook that the Census Bureau has issued for use with this dataset is a preliminary one and does not include codes and definitions for states, counties, and cities. The codes and definitions may be listed off the tape or users may refer to other sources such as the printed version of the COUNTY AND CITY DATA BOOK, 1988. For each case in the Counties Data file, there are two 1,239-character records.

EXTENT OF COLLECTION: 3 data files + machine readable documentation.

DATA TYPE: aggregate data

DATA FORMAT: LRECL

RELATED PUBLICATIONS:

United States Department of Commerce. Bureau of the Census. COUNTY AND CITY DATA BOOK, 1988. Washington, DC: United States Government Printing Office, n.d.

Media/File Reports:

ICPSR Direct