Status:Closed    Asked:Feb 01, 2018 - 10:53 AM

County coding 2016 ASEC

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:

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

How am I to know what 25017 means?

Thank you.

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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.



Feb 01, 2018 - 11:55 AM

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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,


Feb 01, 2018 - 12:02 PM

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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 ( and the last three digits are the county which you can find in the codebook.

Sorry for the inconvenience!


Feb 01, 2018 - 12:15 PM

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