ERIC Number: ED202750
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Jul
City Data: A Catalog of Data Sources for Small Cities.
Carroll, Stephen J. and Others
An annotated listing of 272 sources of data dealing with the quality of life in individual small cities is presented. The quality of life in small cities is difficult to measure because information is scattered, in contrast to the considerable body of centralized information available on large urban centers. To remedy this situation, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development contracted with the Rand Foundation to locate and catalog sources of data on small cities. The cities include all municipalities having at least 2500 residents. Only nonmetropolitan cities--those that lie outside Standard Metropolitan Statistical Areas (SMSAs)--are included. Another criterion required that the data source be geographically comprehensive in its coverage of cities. A data source that excluded New England cities, for example, would be unacceptable. The varied kinds of information about small cities provided by this data source include population services offered; financial and government data; location and physical attributes; population and economy; commercial and financial services; cultural, intellectual, educational, and recreational services; health services; protective services; housing; transportation; communications; and environment and climate. For each data source the following information is provided: a brief description of content; geographic coverage; frequency of collection; years covered by the data; availability of the data in hardcopy or as a machine readable data file, and an agency contact point where the user can obtain more information. Caveats and comments concerning the data are also provided. (Author/RM)
The Rand Corporation, 1700 Main Street, Santa Monica, CA 90406 ($10.00).
Publication Type: Reference Materials - Directories/Catalogs
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Housing and Urban Development, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Rand Corp., Santa Monica, CA.