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Annual Survey of Governments, 1987: Finance Statistics

Resource Type
Dataset : survey data, and aggregate data
  • United States Department of Commerce. Bureau of the Census
Other Title
  • Version 1 (Subtitle)
Collective Title
  • Annual Survey of Governments Series
Publication Date
Free Keywords
administrative costs; census data; cities; debt; education expenditures; finance; government expenditures; government revenues; government services; labor costs; local government; municipal services; municipal expenditures; public administration; public safety; public utilities; school districts; state government; townships; transportation
  • Abstract

    For each governmental unit surveyed in this data collection, finance data are provided for revenues, expenditures, indebtedness and debt transactions, and cash and security holdings. Revenue data are listed by source, and expenditures are listed by function and type. Functions include education, administration, transit, and public welfare. Expenditure types include intergovernmental transactions, current operations, and capital outlays. Data also are presented for employee retirement systems operated by governments and for utilities operated by state and local governments.
  • Table of Contents


    • DS0: Study-Level Files
    • DS1: File A
    • DS2: File C
Temporal Coverage
  • Collection date: 1987
Geographic Coverage
  • United States
Sampled Universe
State and local governments in the 50 United States and the District of Columbia, including counties, municipalities, townships, school districts, and special districts.
Governmental units canvassed in the finance phase of the 1982 Census of Governments. Governments created since 1982 that meet the population or financial minimums of certainty units are also included.
Collection Mode
  • There are seven "record types" in File A, each corresponding to a type of governmental unit including one for the federal government. All seven record types have the same technical characteristics. Each record in File A contains data for one governmental unit. File C supplies national and state area estimates by level and type of government. It contains 52 groups of eight records each, with one group for each geographic area (the United States, the 50 states, and the District of Columbia). Each group contains one record for each of the following types and levels of government: (1) state and local government total, (2) state total, (3) local total, (4) counties, (5) municipalities, (6) townships, (7) school districts, and (8) special districts. Records for local governments in metropolitan areas carry Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS) SMSA codes. All records contain FIPS state and county codes where appropriate.

2006-01-18 File CB9391.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
  • 9391 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
  • Lehnen, Robert G., Minick, Mary Beth. Differing perspectives on teacher pay in Indiana: Toward social equity for women and children. Public Administration Quarterly.18, (3), 279 -1994.
  • Park, Kee Ok. Expenditure Patterns and Interactions among Local Governments in Metropolitan Areas. Urban Affairs Quarterly.29, (4), 535-564.1994.
    • ID: 10.1177/004208169402900403 (DOI)
  • Fossett, James W.. On Confusing Caution and Greed: A Political Explanation of the Flypaper Effect. Urban Affairs Quarterly.26, (1), 95-117.1990.
    • ID: 10.1177/004208169002600105 (DOI)

Update Metadata: 2015-08-05 | Issue Number: 6 | Registration Date: 2015-06-15

United States Department of Commerce. Bureau of the Census (1990): Annual Survey of Governments, 1987: Finance Statistics. Version 1. Annual Survey of Governments Series. Version: v1. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset.