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MIGCOUNTY
County of residence 5 years ago

Description

MIGCOUNTY reports the county where the respondent was living 5 years ago, using the Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR) coding scheme. Counties are assigned codes alphabetically within states. The first 3 digits are usually identical to the FIPS county codes used in other datasets; ICPSR adds a digit to the FIPS codes to accommodate change over time.

MIGCOUNTY is a state-dependent variable; it must be read with MIGPLAC5 to identify the state of residence 5 years ago.

Codes

MIGCOUNTY is a 4-digit numeric variable that identifies the county where the respondent was living 5 years ago, using the Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR) coding scheme. Counties are assigned codes alphabetically within states. The first 3 digits are usually identical to the FIPS county codes used in other datasets; ICPSR adds a digit to the FIPS codes to accommodate change over time.

MIGCOUNTY is a state-dependent variable; it must be read with MIGPLAC5 to identify the state of residence 5 years ago.

MIGCOUNTY Specific Variable Codes
9999 = Not In Universe.

See ICPSR County Codes for detailed COUNTY codes using the ICPSR coding scheme.

Comparability

This variable is comparable across years, but county boundaries change over time.

User Note:
These county codes are compatible with historical county boundary files and with all ICPSR county-level data files.

Universe

  • 1940: Persons age 5+ who lived in a different county 5 years ago.

Availability

United States
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  • 1940: 100%
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Puerto Rico
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Flags

This variable has no flags.

Editing Procedure

There is no editing procedure available for this variable.