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Federal, State, and Local Governments
2002 Public Elementary-Secondary Education Finance Data

Education finance data include revenues, expenditures, debt, and assets (cash and security holdings) of elementary and secondary public school systems. These data are available in viewable tables and downloadable files. Information related to file layouts and definitions can be found in the Technical Documentation below.
 Available Data  
Viewable Data
* Public Education Finances Report PDF

Downloadable Data
File names and formats have been revised for FY 2002. Three formats are available -- Excel spreadsheets, comma-delimited text files and SAS datasets. The fixed-length file will no longer be available.

Directions for downloading files:

The Excel and comma-delimited text files will open in the same window. On the menu bar, go to File, then Save As to download the files to your computer. When opening the SAS dataset, first save to your computer and then open the file.
State-level Tables
State-level tables containing selected revenue, expenditure, debt, and asset data items.
* Excel Elsec02_StTables.xls
Individual Unit Tables
These files contain data for selected revenue, expenditure, and debt data items for all school systems.
* Excel Elsec02T.xls
* Comma-delimited Elsec02T.txt
* SAS dataset Elsec02T.sd2
All Data Items
These files contain data for all items on the F-33 survey form, as well as unit identifiers, descriptive variables, and summary data items. Each file contains data for all school systems.
* Excel Elsec02.xls
* Comma-delimited Elsec02.txt
* SAS dataset Elsec02.sd2
Data Item Flags
Beginning with FY 1999, the F-33 school system finance files include data item flags to indicate whether a data item was reported by the state education agency or adjusted by the Census Bureau. The data item flags are separate from the data items for FY 2002, but are available from FY 1999 to FY 2001 on the same file as the data items.
* Excel Elsec02F.xls
* Comma-delimited Elsec02F.txt
* SAS dataset Elsec02F.sd2

 Reference Information  
[PDF] or PDF denotes a file in Adobe’s Portable Document Format. To view the file, you will need the Adobe® Reader® Off Site available free from Adobe. [Excel] or the letters [xls] indicate a document is in the Microsoft® Excel® Spreadsheet Format (XLS). To view the file, you will need the Microsoft® Excel® Viewer Off Site available for free from Microsoft®.

The Technical Documentation for 2002 is combined into one file. In previous years, a separate documentation was made for Selected Data Items.
* Technical Documentation information related to file layouts and definitions
* 2002 Survey Form PDF printable version of the 2002 survey form

Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Governments Division
Created: March 06 2000
Last revised: October 22 2012