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County and City Data Book [United States], 1988

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; housing; government expenditures; government revenues; household composition; human services; income; industrial production; labor force; manufacturing industry; municipal services; population characteristics; states (USA); taxes; trade; vital statistics; voting behavior
  • Abstract

    This collection presents in computer-readable form the data items used to produce the corresponding printed volume of the COUNTY AND CITY DATA BOOK, 1988. Included is a broad range of statistical information, made available by federal agencies and national associations, for counties, cities, and places. Information also is provided for the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and for the United States as a whole. The dataset is comprised of seven files: a county file, a city file, and a place file, with footnote files and data dictionaries for both the county and the city files. The county data file contains information on areas such as age, agriculture, banking, construction, crime, education, federal expenditures, personal income, population, and vital statistics. The city data file includes variables such as city government, climate, crime, housing, labor force and employment, manufactures, retail trade, and service industries. Included in the place data file are items on population and money income.
  • 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..
  • Table of Contents


    • DS0: Study-Level Files
    • DS1: Counties Data
    • DS2: Counties Data Dictionary
    • DS3: Counties Footnotes
    • DS4: Cities Data
    • DS5: Cities Data Dictionary
    • DS6: Cities Footnotes
    • DS7: Places Data
Geographic Coverage
  • United States
Sampled Universe
The universe varies from item to item within the files, e.g., all persons, all housing units, all local governments, etc.
Collection Mode
  • Users are advised that the codebook that the Census Bureau has issued for use with this dataset is a preliminary one and does not include codes and definitions for states, counties, and cities. The codes and definitions may be listed off the tape or users may refer to other sources such as the printed version of the COUNTY AND CITY DATA BOOK, 1988. For each case in the Counties Data file, there are two 1,239-character records.

2009-05-26 SAS, SPSS, and Stata setups have been added to this data collection.2006-03-30 File CB9251.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
  • 9251 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
  • Is previous version of
    DOI: 10.3886/ICPSR09251.v1
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  • United States Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census. County and City Data Book, 1988. Washington, DC: United States Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census. 1988.

Update Metadata: 2015-08-05 | Issue Number: 8 | Registration Date: 2015-06-15

United States Department of Commerce. Bureau of the Census (1989): County and City Data Book [United States], 1988. Archival Version. County and City Data Book [United States] Series. Version: v0. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset.