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County and City Data Book [United States] Consolidated File: City Data, 1944-1977

Resource Type
Dataset : administrative records data, and aggregate data
  • United States Department of Commerce. Bureau of the Census
Other Title
  • Version 1 (Subtitle)
Collective Title
  • County and City Data Book [United States] Series
Publication Date
Free Keywords
agriculture; banking; census data; cities; crime; demographic characteristics; economic conditions; education expenditures; employment; government expenditures; government revenues; household composition; human services; income; industrial production; labor force; manufacturing industry; municipal services; population characteristics; states (USA); taxes; voting behavior; weather
  • Abstract

    This study is a compendium of data for all cities in the United States with populations greater than 25,000 in the period 1944-1977. The data provide diverse information ranging from city government activities to population estimates and characteristics to housing unit descriptors. Included is information on city government revenues, property taxes, capital outlay, and debts, and expenditures on education, highways, public welfare, health and hospitals, and police, as well as information on births, deaths, schooling, labor force, employment, family income, family characteristics, electoral votes, number of registered voters, and housing characteristics. Additional variables provide information on manufacturing, retail and wholesale trade, banking, mineral industries, farm population, agriculture, crime, and weather. See also the related data collection, COUNTY AND CITY DATA BOOK [UNITED STATES] CONSOLIDATED FILE: COUNTY DATA, 1947-1977 (ICPSR 7736).
  • Table of Contents


    • DS1: Dataset
Temporal Coverage
  • 1944 / 1977
    Time period: 1944--1977
Geographic Coverage
  • United States
Sampled Universe
All incorporated and nonincorporated cities in the entire United States with a population greater than 25,000 in the period 1944-1977.
Collection Mode
  • (1) 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. (2) In this hierarchical file, the data are ordered by city within state. All of the data for one area are presented in a group of five records for the total sample of 1,014 record groups.

2008-04-14 SAS, SPSS, and Stata setup files have been added to this data collection.
This study is freely available to ICPSR member institutions via web download.
Alternative Identifiers
  • 7735 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
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    • ID: 10.1017/S0007123400004634 (DOI)
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Update Metadata: 2015-08-05 | Issue Number: 6 | Registration Date: 2015-06-15

United States Department of Commerce. Bureau of the Census (1984): County and City Data Book [United States] Consolidated File: City Data, 1944-1977. Version 1. County and City Data Book [United States] Series. Version: v1. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset.