U.S. Department of Commerce

Federal, State, and Local Governments
Governments Integrated Directory
(as enumerated for the 2002 Census of Governments)

 
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Contents


Introduction:

This presentation of the Governments Integrated Directory (GID) contains name, unique identification code, and other reference information about all local governments and dependent school systems in the United States, as enumerated for the 2002 Census of Governments.  The GID is the master list of all governments in the United States, and is used in the Census Bureau's government statistical programs.  Census statistics on governments are designed to account for all public sector financial and employment activity without omission or duplication.

2002 Governments Integrated Directory - File Descriptions and Record Layouts:

The record layouts are below. Files are in an ASCII text, fixed length record format. They contain basic identifier information for each unit of government within the 2002 Census of Governments.

2002 Governments Integrated Directory - Counties:

FileName = 2002GID_COUNTIES.exe - a self-extracting Zip file, which, when executed, opens into 2002GID_COUNTIES.txt
Record_Length = 402 characters
Record_Count = 3,034
Format = Fixed-Length ASCII Text

2002 Governments Integrated Directory - Counties
Field Name Positions Start Position Length Characteristic
State 01-02 01 2 Governments ID - State code
01 - Alabama thru 51 - Wyoming
Type 03-03 03 1 Governments ID - Type of Government code
Always '1'
County 04-06 04 3 Governments ID - County code
Numeric
Unit 07-09 07 3 Governments ID - Unit code
Numeric
Supplement 10-12 10 3 Governments ID - Supplement code
Always '000'
Sub Code 13-14 13 2 Governments ID - Sub code
Always '00'
Government Name 15-78 15 64 Name of governmental unit
Political Description 79-108 79 30 Political description of the governmental unit (e.g., County, Parish, Borough)
Title 109-153 109 45 Official title of addressee
Address1 154-198 154 45 First line of mailing address
Address2 199-243 199 45 Optional second line of mailing address
City 244-275 244 32 City mailing address
State Abbr 276-277 276 2 Postal 2-digit State Abbreviation
Zip 278-282 278 5 Mailing address 5-digit Zip code
Zip4 283-287 283 4 Mailing address optional 4-digit additional Zip code
Web Address 288-387 288 100 The official web address of the government unit
in which the central activities are maintained or controlled
format - http://...
2000Population 388-397 388 10 April 1, 2000 Population
Numeric, Right-justified, blank fill
FIPS State 398-399 398 2 Federal Information Processing Standard
Numeric
FIPS County 400-402 400 3 Federal Information Processing Standard
Numeric

2002 Governments Integrated Directory - Municipalities:

FileName = 2002GID_CITIES.exe - a self-extracting Zip file, which, when executed, opens into 2002GID_CITIES.txt
Record_Length = 471 characters
Record_Count = 19,429
Format = Fixed-Length ASCII Text

2002 Governments Integrated Directory - Municipalities
Field Name Positions Start Position Length Characteristic
State 01-02 01 2 Governments ID - State code
01 - Alabama thru 51 - Wyoming
Type 03-03 03 1 Governments ID - Type of Government code
Always '2'
County 04-06 04 3 Governments ID - County code
Numeric
Unit 07-09 07 3 Governments ID - Unit code
Numeric
Supplement 10-12 10 3 Governments ID - Supplement code
Always '000'
Sub Code 13-14 13 2 Governments ID - Sub code
Always '00'
Government Name 15-78 15 64 Name of governmental unit
Political Description 79-108 79 30 Political description of the governmental unit (e.g., City, Town)
Title 109-153 109 45 Official title of addressee
Address1 154-198 154 45 First line of mailing address
Address2 199-243 199 45 Optional second line of mailing address
City 244-275 244 32 City mailing address
State Abbr 276-277 276 2 Postal 2-digit State Abbreviation
Zip 278-282 278 5 Mailing address 5-digit Zip code
Zip4 283-287 283 4 Mailing address optional 4-digit additional Zip code
Web Address 288-387 288 100 The official web address of the government unit
in which the central activities are maintained or controlled
format - http://...
2000Population 388-397 388 10 April 1, 2000 Population
Numeric, Right-justified, blank fill
FIPS State 398-399 398 2 Federal Information Processing Standard
Numeric
FIPS County 400-402 400 3 Federal Information Processing Standard
Numeric
FIPS Place 403-407 403 5 Federal Information Processing Standard
Numeric
County or County Equivalent Area Name 408-442 408 35 Name of county area a unit is situated in
County or County Equivalent Area Type 443-471 443 29 Type of county area a unit is situated in

2002 Governments Integrated Directory - Towns and townships:

FileName = 2002GID_TOWNS.exe - a self-extracting Zip file, which, when executed, opens into 2002GID_TOWNS.txt
Record_Length = 471 characters
Record_Count = 16,504
Format = Fixed-Length ASCII Text

2002 Governments Integrated Directory - Towns and townships
Field Name Positions Start Position Length Characteristic
State 01-02 01 2 Governments ID - State code
01 - Alabama thru 51 - Wyoming
Type 03-03 03 1 Governments ID - Type of Government code
Always '3'
County 04-06 04 3 Governments ID - County code
Numeric
Unit 07-09 07 3 Governments ID - Unit code
Numeric
Supplement 10-12 10 3 Governments ID - Supplement code
Always '000'
Sub Code 13-14 13 2 Governments ID - Sub code
Always '00'
Government Name 15-78 15 64 Name of governmental unit
Political Description 79-108 79 30 Political description of the governmental unit (e.g., Township)
Title 109-153 109 45 Official title of addressee
Address1 154-198 154 45 First line of mailing address
Address2 199-243 199 45 Optional second line of mailing address
City 244-275 244 32 City mailing address
State Abbr 276-277 276 2 Postal 2-digit State Abbreviation
Zip 278-282 278 5 Mailing address 5-digit Zip code
Zip4 283-287 283 4 Mailing address optional 4-digit additional Zip code
Web Address 288-387 288 100 The official web address of the government unit
in which the central activities are maintained or controlled
format - http://...
2000Population 388-397 388 10 April 1, 2000 Population
Numeric, Right-justified, blank fill
FIPS State 398-399 398 2 Federal Information Processing Standard
Numeric
FIPS County 400-402 400 3 Federal Information Processing Standard
Numeric
FIPS Place 403-407 403 5 Federal Information Processing Standard
Numeric
County or County Equivalent Area Name 408-442 408 35 Name of county area a unit is situated in
County or County Equivalent Area Type 443-471 443 29 Type of county area a unit is situated in

2002 Governments Integrated Directory - Special Districts:

FileName = 2002GID_SPECIAL_DISTRICTS.exe - a self-extracting Zip file, which, when executed, opens into 2002GID_SPECIAL_DISTRICTS.txt
Record_Length = 487 characters
Record_Count = 35,052
Format = Fixed-Length ASCII Text

2002 Governments Integrated Directory - Special Districts
Field Name Positions Start Position Length Characteristic
State 01-02 01 2 Governments ID - State code
01 - Alabama thru 51 - Wyoming
Numeric
Type 03-03 03 1 Governments ID - Type of Government code
Always '4'
County 04-06 04 3 Governments ID - County code
Numeric
Unit 07-09 07 3 Governments ID - Unit code
Numeric
Supplement 10-12 10 3 Governments ID - Supplement code
Always '000'
Sub Code 13-14 13 2 Governments ID - Sub code
Always '00'
Government Name 15-78 15 64 Name of governmental unit
Function code 79-80 79 2 2-digit Special District Function Code
Function 81-140 81 60 Special District Function code description
Title 141-185 141 45 Official title of addressee
Address1 186-230 186 45 First line of mailing address
Address2 231-275 231 45 Optional second line of mailing address
City 276-307 276 32 City mailing address
State Abbr 308-309 308 2 Postal 2-digit State Abbreviation
Zip 310-314 310 5 Mailing address 5-digit Zip code
Zip4 315-318 315 4 Mailing address optional 4-digit additional Zip code
Web Address 319-418 319 100 The official web address of the government unit
in which the central activities are maintained or controlled
format - http://...
FIPS State 419-420 419 2 Federal Information Processing Standard
Numeric
FIPS County 421-423 421 3 Federal Information Processing Standard
Numeric
County or County Equivalent Area Name 424-458 424 35 Name of county area a unit is situated in
County or County Equivalent Area Type 459-487 459 29 Type of county area a unit is situated in

2002 Governments Integrated Directory - Independent School Districts:

FileName = 2002GID_SCHOOLS.exe - a self-extracting Zip file, which, when executed, opens into 2002GID_SCHOOLS.txt
Record_Length = 436 characters
Record_Count = 13,506
Format = Fixed-Length ASCII Text

2002 Governments Integrated Directory - Independent School Districts
Field Name Positions Start Position Length Characteristic
State 01-02 01 2 Governments ID - State code
01 - Alabama thru 51 - Wyoming
Numeric
Type 03-03 03 1 Governments ID - Type of Government code
Always '5'
County 04-06 04 3 Governments ID - County code
Numeric
Unit 07-09 07 3 Governments ID - Unit code
Numeric
Supplement 10-12 10 3 Governments ID - Supplement code
Always '000'
Sub Code 13-14 13 2 Governments ID - Sub code
Always '00'
Government Name 15-78 15 64 Name of governmental unit
Title 79-123 79 45 Official title of addressee
Address1 124-168 124 45 First line of mailing address
Address2 169-213 169 45 Optional second line of mailing address
City 214-245 214 32 City mailing address
State Abbr 246-247 246 2 Postal 2-digit State Abbreviation
Zip 248-252 248 5 Mailing address 5-digit Zip code
Zip4 253-257 253 4 Mailing address optional 4-digit additional Zip code
Web Address 258-357 258 100 The official web address of the government unit
in which the central activities are maintained or controlled
format - http://...
2001Enrollment 358-367 358 10 2001 Elementary-Secondary Enrollment
Numeric - Right-Justified, blank fill
FIPS State 368-369 368 2 Federal Information Processing Standard
Numeric
FIPS County 370-372 370 3 Federal Information Processing Standard
Numeric
County or County Equivalent Area Name 373-407 373 35 Name of county area a unit is situated in
County or County Equivalent Area Type 408-436 408 29 Type of county area a unit is situated in

2002 Governments Integrated Directory - State Dependent School Systems:

FileName = 2002GID_SCHOOLS_STATEDEP.exe - a self-extracting Zip file, which, when executed, opens into 2002GID_SCHOOLS_STATEDEP.txt
Record_Length = 369 characters
Record_Count = 178
Format = Fixed-Length ASCII Text

2002 Governments Integrated Directory - State Dependent School Systems
Field Name Positions Start Position Length Characteristic
State 01-02 01 2 Governments ID - State code
01 - Alabama thru 51 - Wyoming
Numeric
Type 03-03 03 1 Governments ID - Type of Government code
Always '0'
County 04-06 04 3 Governments ID - County code
Numeric
Unit 07-09 07 3 Governments ID - Unit code
Numeric
Supplement 10-12 10 3 Governments ID - Supplement code
Numeric (> '000')
Sub Code 13-14 13 2 Governments ID - Sub code
Always '00'
Government Name 15-78 15 64 Name of governmental unit
Title 79-123 79 45 Official title of addressee
Address1 124-168 124 45 First line of mailing address
Address2 169-213 169 45 Optional second line of mailing address
City 214-245 214 32 City mailing address
State Abbr 246-247 246 2 Postal 2-digit State Abbreviation
Zip 248-252 248 5 Mailing address 5-digit Zip code
Zip4 253-257 253 4 Mailing address optional 4-digit additional Zip code
Web Address 258-357 258 100 The official web address of the government unit
in which the central activities are maintained or controlled
format - http://...
2001Enrollment 358-367 358 10 2001 Elementary-Secondary Enrollment
Numeric - Right-Justified, blank fill
FIPS State 368-369 368 2 Federal Information Processing Standard
Numeric

2002 Governments Integrated Directory - Local Dependent School Systems:

FileName = 2002GID_SCHOOLS_LOCALDEP.exe - a self-extracting Zip file, which, when executed, opens into 2002GID_SCHOOLS_LOCALDEP.txt
Record_Length = 436 characters
Record_Count = 1,330
Format = Fixed-Length ASCII Text

2002 Governments Integrated Directory - Local Dependent School Systems
Field Name Positions Start Position Length Characteristic
State 01-02 01 2 Governments ID - State code
01 - Alabama thru 51 - Wyoming
Numeric
Type 03-03 03 1 Governments ID - Type of Government code
('1' or '2' or '3')
County 04-06 04 3 Governments ID - County code
Numeric
Unit 07-09 07 3 Governments ID - Unit code
Numeric
Supplement 10-12 10 3 Governments ID - Supplement code
Numeric
Sub Code 13-14 13 2 Governments ID - Sub code
Always '00'
Government Name 15-78 15 64 Name of governmental unit
Title 79-123 79 45 Official title of addressee
Address1 124-168 124 45 First line of mailing address
Address2 169-213 169 45 Optional second line of mailing address
City 214-245 214 32 City mailing address
State Abbr 246-247 246 2 Postal 2-digit State Abbreviation
Zip 248-252 248 5 Mailing address 5-digit Zip code
Zip4 253-257 253 4 Mailing address optional 4-digit additional Zip code
Web Address 258-357 258 100 The official web address of the government unit
in which the central activities are maintained or controlled
format - http://...
2001Enrollment 358-367 358 10 2001 Elementary-Secondary Enrollment
Numeric - Right-Justified, blank fill
FIPS State 368-369 368 2 Federal Information Processing Standard
Numeric
FIPS County 370-372 370 3 Federal Information Processing Standard
Numeric
County or County Equivalent Area Name 373-407 373 35 Name of county area a unit is situated in
County or County Equivalent Area Type 408-436 408 29 Type of county area a unit is situated in

2002 Governments Integrated Directory - Education Service Agencies:

FileName = 2002GID_SCHOOLS_ESA.exe - a self-extracting Zip file, which, when executed, opens into 2002GID_SCHOOLS_ESA.txt
Record_Length = 426 characters
Record_Count = 1,196
Format = Fixed-Length ASCII Text

2002 Governments Integrated Directory - Education Service Agencies
Field Name Positions Start Position Length Characteristic
State 01-02 01 2 Governments ID - State code
01 - Alabama thru 51 - Wyoming
Numeric
Type 03-03 03 1 Governments ID - Type of Government code
Always '5'
County 04-06 04 3 Governments ID - County code
Numeric
Unit 07-09 07 3 Governments ID - Unit code
Numeric
Supplement 10-12 10 3 Governments ID - Supplement code
Always '000'
Sub Code 13-14 13 2 Governments ID - Sub code
Always '00'
Government Name 15-78 15 64 Name of governmental unit
Title 79-123 79 45 Official title of addressee
Address1 124-168 124 45 First line of mailing address
Address2 169-213 169 45 Optional second line of mailing address
City 214-245 214 32 City mailing address
State Abbr 246-247 246 2 Postal 2-digit State Abbreviation
Zip 248-252 248 5 Mailing address 5-digit Zip code
Zip4 253-257 253 4 Mailing address optional 4-digit additional Zip code
Web Address 258-357 258 100 The official web address of the government unit
in which the central activities are maintained or controlled
format - http://...
FIPS State 358-359 358 2 Federal Information Processing Standard
Numeric
FIPS County 360-362 360 3 Federal Information Processing Standard
Numeric
County or County Equivalent Area Name 363-397 363 35 Name of county area a unit is situated in
County or County Equivalent Area Type 398-426 398 29 Type of county area a unit is situated in

SOURCES and CONTACTS:

For information about these data files, or the 2002 Census of Governments Local Government Directory Survey, users should contact :

       Program Evaluation Branch
       E:Mail - govsorg@census.gov

The telephone number is 301-763-1586.
The address is:

    Program Evaluation Branch
    Governments Division
    U.S. Census Bureau
    Washington, DC 20233-6800

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