County Business Patterns, 1998 [United States]: U.S. Summary, State and County Data

Resource Type
Dataset : aggregate data
  • United States Department of Commerce. Bureau of the Census
Other Title
  • Archival Version (Subtitle)
Collective Title
  • County Business Patterns [United States] Series
Publication Date
Free Keywords
agricultural services; business conditions; businesses; construction industry; counties; economic conditions; employment; finance; manufacturing industry; mining industry; public utilities; real estate; retail industry; service industry; trade; transportation; wages and salaries
  • Abstract

    The total number of business establishments, mid-March employment figures, and first quarter and annual payrolls are supplied in this data collection at the county, state, and national levels. Also provided are data on the number of establishments by employment-size class. Data are provided for most divisions of the economy, including agricultural services, mining, construction, manufacturing, transportation, public utilities, wholesale trade, retail trade, finance, insurance, real estate, and services. However, data are not included for agriculture production, railroad, government, or household employment.
  • Table of Contents


    • DS0: Study-Level Files
    • DS1: United States Summary Data
    • DS2: State Summary Data
    • DS3: County Summary Data
    • DS4: North American Industry Classification System: United States 1997
    • DS5: Geographic Reference File
    • DS6: Sample Design
    • DS8: Codebook for the United States
    • DS9: Codebook for Alabama
    • DS10: Codebook for Alaska
    • DS11: Codebook for Arizona
    • DS12: Codebook for Arkansas
    • DS13: Codebook for California
    • DS14: Codebook for Colorado
    • DS15: Codebook for Connecticut
    • DS16: Codebook for Delaware
    • DS17: Codebook for the District of Columbia
    • DS18: Codebook for Florida
    • DS19: Codebook for Georgia
    • DS20: Codebook for Hawaii
    • DS21: Codebook for Idaho
    • DS22: Codebook for Illinois
    • DS23: Codebook for Indiana
    • DS24: Codebook for Iowa
    • DS25: Codebook for Kansas
    • DS26: Codebook for Kentucky
    • DS27: Codebook for Louisiana
    • DS28: Codebook for Maine
    • DS29: Codebook for Maryland
    • DS30: Codebook for Massachusetts
    • DS31: Codebook for Michigan
    • DS32: Codebook for Minnesota
    • DS33: Codebook for Mississippi
    • DS34: Codebook for Missouri
    • DS35: Codebook for Montana
    • DS36: Codebook for Nebraska
    • DS37: Codebook for Nevada
    • DS38: Codebook for New Hampshire
    • DS39: Codebook for New Jersey
    • DS40: Codebook for New Mexico
    • DS41: Codebook for New York
    • DS42: Codebook for North Carolina
    • DS43: Codebook for North Dakota
    • DS44: Codebook for Ohio
    • DS45: Codebook for Oklahoma
    • DS46: Codebook for Oregon
    • DS47: Codebook for Pennsylvania
    • DS48: Codebook for Rhode Island
    • DS49: Codebook for South Carolina
    • DS50: Codebook for South Dakota
    • DS51: Codebook for Tennessee
    • DS52: Codebook for Texas
    • DS53: Codebook for Utah
    • DS54: Codebook for Vermont
    • DS55: Codebook for Virginia
    • DS56: Codebook for Washington
    • DS57: Codebook for West Virginia
    • DS58: Codebook for Wisconsin
    • DS59: Codebook for Wyoming
Temporal Coverage
  • Time period: 1998
  • Collection date: 1998
Geographic Coverage
  • United States
Sampled Universe
All business establishments with one or more paid employees in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and counties, excluding agriculture production, railroad, government, or household employment. All government hospitals are included beginning with 1989 data.
Collection Mode
  • (1) The data are supplied in three files: United States Summary Data (Part 1), State Summary Data (Part 2), and County Summary Data (Part 3). The county summary data are now in one file, sorted alphabetically by state and within state by county. (2) The codebooks are provided by the principal investigator as Portable Document Format (PDF) files. 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.

2006-01-12 All files were removed from dataset 7 and flagged as study-level files, so that they will accompany all downloads.
This version of the study is no longer available on the web. If you need to acquire this version of the data, you have to contact ICPSR User Support (
Alternative Identifiers
  • 3087 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
  • Is previous version of
    DOI: 10.3886/ICPSR03087.v1

Update Metadata: 2015-08-05 | Issue Number: 6 | Registration Date: 2015-06-15