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RE: st: RE: Generating dummies

From   David Kantor <[email protected]>
To   [email protected]
Subject   RE: st: RE: Generating dummies
Date   Tue, 21 Jun 2005 18:26:11 -0400

In case you were wondering (and the total may be > 56)...

60: American Samoa
64: Federated States of Micronesia
66: Guam
68: Marshall Islands
69: Northern Mariana Islands (This might also be what are called the "Trust Territories".)
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.

-- David

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 my head.

Perhaps it is Scotland.

Ted Anagnoson

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,
etc., etc.?

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David Kantor
Institute for Policy Studies
Johns Hopkins University
[email protected]
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