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State Data ID File Record Layout

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.

Description Length Position
     
State code (states & DC in alpha sequence) 2 1-2
Type of government code
  (0=state gov't)
1 3-3
County code 3 4-6
Unit Identification Number 3 7-9
Supplement Code 3 10-12
Sub Code 2 13-14
Name of Government/Political description 64 15-78
Census Region Code 1 79-79
FILLER 30 80-109
FIPS State 2 110-111
FILLER 14 112-125
Population 9 126-134
Year of Population 2 135-136
FILLER 61 137-197
Year of Data 2 198-199

Source: U.S. Census Bureau | Government Employment & Payroll | govs.employ@census.gov |  Last Revised: August 23, 2012