County coding 2016 ASEC


#1

Hello, using the 2016 ASEC. Looking at the county coding, I see an observation with:

25017 as the reported County

yet, when I look here:

https://cps.ipums.org/cps/codes/county_2005onward_codes.shtml

This doesn’t appear to concord to any of the included counties.

How am I to know what 25017 means?

Thank you.


#2

This seems to be missing from the documentation and is being updated immediately. It seems that all of Massachusetts is missing.

But to answer your question: 25017 refers to Middlesex County in Massachusetts. You can find this in CPS ASEC 2016 codebook on page E-22.


#3

Thanks for checking. I gave this as an example, but others appear to be off as well: 33013 and ohers as well.

Will the entire codebook be updated? If so, when can we expect it to be available?

Thank you,


#4

We’ll be updating the entire codebook shortly and it will be updated with the next release of data (which is sooner rather than later).

33013 refers to New Hampshire - Merrimack County.

In case we take longer than you need, the first two digits are the State FIPS code (https://cps.ipums.org/cps-action/vari…) and the last three digits are the county which you can find in the codebook.

Sorry for the inconvenience!