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PRCOUNTY
Puerto Rican county code

Description

PRCOUNTY identifies the household's municipality of enumeration using a University of Wisconsin Survey Center (UWSC) internal coding scheme. Municipios are the primary geographical divisions in Puerto Rico. For statistical purposes, the Census Bureau treats municipios as the statistical equixuvalent of U.S. counties. In the 1910, 1920, and 1930 census there were 68, 76, and 77 municipios in Puerto Rico respectively. Each municipality was divided into barrios, and one or more of these barrios constituted the pueblo or town in the municipality. This town always bears the same name as the municipality. The enumeration districts were arranged so that each barrio was a separate district, except larger barrios, which were made up of two or more complete enumeration districts. For the alphabetic version of Puerto Rican counties/municipios, see PRCOUNTA. For counties enumerated in the U.S. census samples from 1850-1930, see COUNTY.

For corresponding variables on the Puerto Rican barrios (township) and pueblos (city) codes, see PRTWNSHP (an alphabetic variable) and PRCITYCO (a numeric variable), respectively. The township (barrio) and county (municipio) codes should be used in conjunction to identify the respective barrio and municipality location.

Codes

PRCOUNTY is a 2-digit numeric variable that identifies the household's municipality of enumeration using a University of Wisconsin Survey Center (UWSC) internal coding scheme. Municipios are the primary geographical divisions in Puerto Rico. For statistical purposes, the Census Bureau treats municipios as the statistical equivalent of U.S. counties. In the 1910, 1920, and 1930 census there were 68, 76, and 77 municipios in Puerto Rico respectively. Each municipality was divided into barrios, and one or more of these barrios constituted the pueblo or town in the municipality. This town always bears the same name as the municipality. The enumeration districts were arranged so that each barrio was a separate district, except larger barrios, which were made up of two or more complete enumeration districts. For the alphabetic version of Puerto Rican counties/municipios, see PRCOUNTA. For counties enumerated in the U.S. census samples from 1850-1930, see COUNTY. PRCOUNTY specific variable codes for missing, edited, or unidentified observations, observations not applicable (N/A), observations not in universe (NIU), top and bottom value coding, etc. are provided below by Census year (and data sample if specified).

User Note: For corresponding variables on the Puerto Rican barrios (township) and pueblos (city) codes, see PRTWNSHP (an alphabetic variable) and PRCITYCO (a numeric variable), respectively. The township (barrio) and county (municipio) codes should be used in conjunction to identify the respective barrio and municipality location.

PRCOUNTY Specific Variable Codes
See UWSC Municipio Codes for detailed PRCOUNTY codes.

Comparability

Excepting for the extra codes in 1920, this variable is completely comparable across sample years.

Universe

  • All households and group quarters; available for Puerto Rico only.

Availability

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Puerto Rico
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Flags

QCOUNTY 

Editing Procedure

There is no editing procedure available for this variable.