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RE: st: RE: Generating dummies
In case you were wondering (and the total may be > 56)...
60: American Samoa
64: Federated States of Micronesia
68: Marshall Islands
69: Northern Mariana Islands (This might also be what are called the "Trust
70: Palau (became an independent nation Oct 1, 1994)
72: Puerto Rico
74: U.S. Minor Outlying Islands
78: Virgin Islands of the U.S.
Also, if you know the FIPS values for the "regular" states, you will have
noticed that there are some holes in the sequence, such as 3 and 7.
Presumably, these territories were in there, in alphabetic order, but were
later moved into their present locations.
And there are also FIPS codes for counties, and "places" and other
geographic entities, and for lots of other things besides geographic entities.
At 02:24 PM 6/21/2005 -0700, you wrote:
The more serious answer to this is that statistics by state often include
56 jurisdictions, including Puerto Rico, Guam, the (American, not British)
Virgin Islands, the Trust Territories of the Pacific, the District of
Columbia (Washington, D.C.), and one more I can't remember off the top of
Perhaps it is Scotland.
At 08:25 PM 6/21/2005 +0100, Nick Cox wrote:
It is interesting to learn, from a surprising source,
that the United States has recently added six more
states. Do their people have votes? Do they know about their
new status? Or this just a short-hand for Puerto Rico,
Institute for Policy Studies
Johns Hopkins University
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