Los Angeles Family and Neighborhood Survey (L.A.FANS), Los Angeles Neighborhood Services and Characteristics Data (L.A.NSC), 1980-2010

Resource Type
Dataset : administrative records data, census/enumeration data
  • Pebley, Anne R.
  • Sastry, Narayan
Other Title
  • Archival Version (Subtitle)
Collective Title
  • Los Angeles Family and Neighborhood Survey (L.A.FANS) Series
Publication Date
Publication Place
Ann Arbor, Michigan
  • Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research
Funding Reference
  • Los Angeles County (Calif.)
  • Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (U.S.)
  • National Institute of Aging
  • National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences
  • National Institutes of Health (U.S.). Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research
  • United States. Health Resources and Services Administration
  • United States. Department of Health, Education, and Welfare. Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation
  • Russell Sage Foundation
Free Keywords
Schema: ICPSR
census data; census methods; census records
  • Abstract

    This study, known as the Los Angeles Neighborhood Services and Characteristics data (L.A.NSC) includes data from governmental and business data sources on the characteristics of census tracts in Los Angeles County from 1980 to 2010. The unit of analysis is 1990 census tract (census tracts using 1990 census tract boundaries). The data also include crosswalks for census boundaries across census years. It is public use data. The L.A.NSC data were assembled by the L.A.FANS projects to be used with L.A.FANS survey data restricted data versions 2, 2.5, and 3 all of which contain 1990 census tract numbers which can be linked with data in this file. However, the L.A.NSC files includes ALL census tracts in Los Angeles County, not just the 65 tracts sampled by L.A.FANS. Thus, the L.A.NSC data can be analyzed on their own without linkage to L.A.FANS survey data and provide longitudinal data on the characteristics of Los Angeles census tracts over a 30 year period. Additional information on the data is available at the RAND website. See also: The L.A.NSC Database Users' Guides (The Los Angeles Neighborhood Services and Characteristics Database: Codebook and 2010 Neighborhood Services and Characteristics Database: NSC2).;
  • 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: Checked for undocumented or out-of-range codes..
  • Abstract


    • DS0: Study-Level Files
    • DS1: LA_CORE Data File
    • DS2: NSC_BUS Data File
    • DS3: NSC_POP Data File
    • DS4: NSC_POV Data File
    • DS5: NSC_STF3 Data File
    • DS6: NSC2_POP Data File
    • DS7: NSC2_ACS Data File
    • DS8: TRACTWGT10TO00 Data File
    • DS9: TRACTWGT00TO90 Data File
Temporal Coverage
  • Time period: 1980--2010
  • 1980 / 2010
  • Collection date: 1980--2010
  • 1980 / 2010
Geographic Coverage
  • California
  • Los Angeles
  • United States
Sampled Universe
Smallest Geographic Unit: Census tract
These data include all census tracts in Los Angeles County.
Collection Mode
  • record abstracts
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 (ICPSR-help@umich.edu).
Alternative Identifiers
  • 37277 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
  • Is previous version of
    DOI: 10.3886/ICPSR37277.v1

Update Metadata: 2019-07-22 | Issue Number: 1 | Registration Date: 2019-07-22