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County and City Data Book [United States], 1983

Resource Type
Dataset : 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; cities; counties; crime; demographic characteristics; economic conditions; education expenditures; employment; family work relationship; government expenditures; government revenues; household composition; human services; income; industrial production; labor force; manufacturing industry; municipal services; population characteristics; Social Security; states (USA); taxes; trade; voting behavior
  • Abstract

    This data collection consists of three data files: a counties file, a cities file, and a places file. The Counties File (Part 1) provides data on area and population, households, vital statistics, health, Social Security, Supplemental Security Income, crimes, housing, journey to work, education, labor force, personal income, money income, government employment and finances, manufactures, wholesale and retail trade, service industries, banking, elections, and agriculture. It provides data for the nation as a whole, the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and 3,137 counties or county equivalents. There are two physical records (segments) of 1,276 characters for each of the conceptual records in the counties file. Records are sequenced by FIPS state code and, within that, FIPS county code. The Cities File (Part 2) includes, in addition to most of the subjects in the counties file, data on workers in the family, climate, and residential electric bills. The cities file provides data for the 50 states and the District of Columbia and for 957 incorporated cities with 25,000 inhabitants or more in 1980. The sequence of records is FIPS state code and, within that, Census place code. Part 3, the Places File, provides data on land, population, money income, and households. It includes data for the 50 states, District of Columbia, 7,601 places with 2,500 inhabitants or more in 1980, and, for 11 states, 2,368 minor civil divisions (MCDs) with 2,500 inhabitants or more in 1980. Records are sequenced by FIPS state code and, within that, Census place code. For the 11 states for which MCDs are shown, the MCD records follow the place records, which are sorted alphabetically within the state.
  • Table of Contents


    • DS0: Study-Level Files
    • DS1: Counties File
    • DS2: Cities File
    • DS3: Places File
Geographic Coverage
  • United States
Sampled Universe
Varies from item to item within the files, e.g., all persons, all housing units, all local governments, etc.
Collection Mode
  • (1) 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 Website.

2008-06-18 SAS, SPSS, and Stata setup files have been added to this data collection.2006-01-18 File CB8256.ALL.PDF was removed from any previous datasets and flagged as a study-level file, so that it 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
  • 8256 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
  • Is previous version of
    DOI: 10.3886/ICPSR08256.v1
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United States Department of Commerce. Bureau of the Census (1984): County and City Data Book [United States], 1983. Archival Version. County and City Data Book [United States] Series. Version: v0. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset.