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County and City Data Book [United States] Consolidated File: County Data, 1947-1977

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

    This data collection is a compendium of data for all counties in the United States for the period 1944 to 1977. The data provide diverse information such as local government activities, population estimates and characteristics, and housing unit descriptors. Also included is information on local government revenues, property taxes, capital outlay, debts, 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, and housing characteristics. Additional variables provide information on manufacturing, retail and wholesale trade, banking, mineral industries, farm population, agriculture, crime, and weather. Users may also be interested in the related data collection, COUNTY AND CITY DATA BOOK [UNITED STATES] CONSOLIDATED FILE: CITY DATA, 1944-1977 (ICPSR 7735).
  • Methods

    ICPSR data undergo a confidentiality review and are altered when necessary to limit the risk of disclosure. ICPSR also routinely creates ready-to-go data files along with setups in the major statistical software formats as well as standard codebooks to accompany the data. In addition to these procedures, ICPSR performed the following processing steps for this data collection: Created variable labels and/or value labels.; Checked for undocumented or out-of-range codes..
  • Table of Contents


    • DS1: Dataset
Temporal Coverage
  • 1947 / 1977
    Time period: 1947--1977
Geographic Coverage
  • United States
Sampled Universe
Individual states, the District of Columbia, and counties or county equivalents for which data were published in the County and City Data Books, in the entire United States in the period 1947-1977. Smallest Geographic Unit: county
Collection Mode
  • record abstracts

    This data file includes both state and county records. Records for counties in each state are listed immediately following the state record. All records have the same structure, and the identifier for each record includes both state and the county codes. In the state records, the county code is listed as 000.

2012-09-18 The data have been checked and corrected for inconsistencies, and have been reformatted to one record per case. SAS, SPSS, and Stata setup files have been updated. SPSS and Stata system files and a SAS transport (CPORT) file have been added to the collection. The codebook has been updated.2008-04-01 SAS, SPSS, and Stata setup files have been added to this data collection.
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
  • 7736 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
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Update Metadata: 2015-08-05 | Issue Number: 8 | Registration Date: 2015-06-15

United States Department of Commerce. Bureau of the Census (1984): County and City Data Book [United States] Consolidated File: County Data, 1947-1977. Archival Version. County and City Data Book [United States] Series. Version: v0. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset.