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Census of Governments, 1977: Finance Summary Statistics

Resource Type
Dataset : survey data
  • United States Department of Commerce. Bureau of the Census
Other Title
  • Version 1 (Subtitle)
Collective Title
  • Census of Governments Series
Publication Date
Free Keywords
census data; counties; debt; economic conditions; finance; government expenditures; government revenues; local government; municipalities; school districts; state government; townships
  • Abstract

    This data collection contains October 1977 finance data for state and local governments for each of eight general categories: revenue from taxes, intergovernmental revenue, revenue from charges, expenditures, debts, cash and security holdings, insurance trust system data, and government summary data. There are 14 data files in this collection. Parts 1-12 provide data for all state and local governmental units. Part 13 contains summaries for local governmental units aggregated to the county level. Part 14 contains United States and state summaries for the following types of governments: state and local government total, state government, local government total, local governments in standard metropolitan statistical areas (SMSAs), counties, municipalities, townships, school districts, and special districts.
  • Table of Contents


    • DS0: Study-Level Files
    • DS1: File A, Tape File 1 (ME, NH, VT, MA, RI, CT)
    • DS2: File A, Tape File 2 (NY, NJ)
    • DS3: File A, Tape File 3 (PA)
    • DS4: File A, Tape File 4 (IL, IN)
    • DS5: File A, Tape File 5 (MI, OH, WI)
    • DS6: File A, Tape File 6 (MN, IA)
    • DS7: File A, Tape File 7 (MO, ND, SD)
    • DS8: File A, Tape File 8 (KS, NE)
    • DS9: File A, Tape File 9 (AR, LA, TX, OK)
    • DS10: File A, Tape File 10 (MT, ID, WY, CO, NM, AZ, UT, NV)
    • DS11: File A, Tape File 11 (WA, OR, CA, AK, HI)
    • DS12: File A, Tape File 12 (DE, MD, DC, VA, WV, NC, SC, GA, FL, KY, TN, AL, MS)
    • DS13: File B, Tape File 1 (All States)
    • DS14: File C, Tape File 1 (Entire United States)
Temporal Coverage
  • Time period: 1977
Geographic Coverage
  • United States
Sampled Universe
The 50 state governments and all active local units of government.
Collection Mode
  • The codebook is provided as a Portable Document Format (PDF) file. The PDF file format was developed by Adobe Systems Incorporated 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.

2006-01-18 File CB8118.ALL.PDF was removed from any previous datasets and flagged as a study-level file, so that it will accompany all downloads.
This study is freely available to ICPSR member institutions via web download.
Alternative Identifiers
  • 8118 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
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    • ID: 10.1177/004208168902400305 (DOI)
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    • ID: 10.1177/1532673X8701500101 (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): Census of Governments, 1977: Finance Summary Statistics. Version 1. Census of Governments Series. Version: v1. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset.