Catalog of Holdings

Study Report

Study Number: AE-006-002-1-1-United States-ICPSR-1991

Subject Area: Standard Metropolitan Statistical District

Bibliographic Citation: State and metropolitan area data book [United States]: 1991 [PC version].  [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: 6398

Date Accessioned: 1/19/1995

Number of Files Received: 299

Comments: A utility program (Utility2) and 12 other associated files allow users to combine data files. Data are in comma-delimited format and are stored on 3 high-density 3.5-inch diskettes. D00167: metro areas and state metro/nonmetro files, D00168: metro counties and metro central cities files, D00169: states files. There are 128 data files; each data file has an accompanied dictionary file. Files are not compressed. 8/01 All files are copied and stored as a ZIP archive in two CDs (DP7274 and DP7275)

Access Status: Access limited to UW-Madison campus

Date Ordered: 1/3/1995

Documentation: 1 volume hard copy and machine-readable dictionary files.

Abstract: This data collection provides statistics gathered from a variety of federal agencies and national associations. Demographic, economic, and governmental data from both the federal government and private agencies are presented to enable multiarea comparisons as well as single-area profiles. Current estimates and benchmark census results are included. Data are available for five types of geographic coverage: (1) Metro Areas data cover 249 metropolitan statistical areas (MSAs), 17 consolidated metropolitan statistical areas (CMSAs), 54 primary metropolitan statistical areas (PSMAs), and 16 New England county metropolitan areas (NECMAs). Metro Areas data include the following general subjects: area and population, households, vital statistics, health, education, crime, housing, money income, personal income, civilian labor force, employment, construction, commercial office space, manufacturing, wholesale and retail trade, service industries, banking, federal funds and grants, and government employment. There are 14 data files for Metro Areas. (2) State Metro/Nonmetro data cover the United States, the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and the metropolitan and nonmetropolitan portions of these areas. State Metro/Nonmetro data include most of the subjects listed for Metro Areas. There are six State Metro/Nonmetro data files. (3) Metro Counties data cover 336 metropolitan areas and their component counties and include topics identical to those presented in the State Metro/Nonmetro sets. Six data files are supplied for Metro Counties. (4) Metro Central Cities data cover 336 metropolitan areas and their 522 central cities and 336 outside central cities portions. Metro Central Cities variables are limited to 13 items, which include area and population, money income, civilian labor force, and retail trade. There is one Metro Central Cities data file. (5) States data cover the United States, the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and census regions and divisions. States data include the same items as the Metro Areas data, plus information on social welfare programs, geography and environment, domestic travel and parks, gross state product, poverty, wealth holders, business, research and development, agriculture, forestry and fisheries, minerals and mining, transportation, communications, energy, state government, federal government, and elections. There are 101 files of States data.

SOURCE: federal government and national agency data

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

NOTE: (1) This collection includes a utility program (UTILITY2) and 12 other associated files that may enable users to partition and/or recombine data files to suit their special needs. (2) There is a data dictionary available for each data file in this collection. (3) The Metro Central Cities file has 1,335 records--the technical documentation incorrectly lists this file as having 1,333 records. (4) The data are presented in comma-delimited format. (5) This collection is available only on three high-density 3.5-inch diskettes. The files are not compressed. The contents of the diskettes are as follows: D00167: Metro Areas and State Metro/Nonmetro files, D00168: Metro Counties and Metro Central Cities files, D00169: States files. Each diskette also includes the utility program and 12 other associated files.

EXTENT OF COLLECTION: 128 data files + data dictionaries + accompanying computer programs.

DATA TYPE: aggregate data

DATA FORMAT: LRECL

TIME PERIOD: 1991

DATE OF COLLECTION: 1991

EXTENT OF PROCESSING BY ICPSR: MDATA.PR

Media/File Reports:

ICPSR Direct