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The data file (yystate.dat) is comprised of 199-character records containing descriptive information about each government in the State Data File. This file has one record for each government in the State Data File. Positions 3-14 will always be zeros since it is at the state level.
|State code (states & DC in alpha sequence)||2||1-2|
|Type of government code
|Unit Identification Number||3||7-9|
|Name of Government/Political description||64||15-78|
|Census Region Code||1||79-79|
|Year of Population||2||135-136|
|Year of Data||2||198-199|