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US Municipal Governments Survey Datasets: Smart Cities, Sustainability, Immigrant Communities, and More

Shortcut of ICMA dataset.

The Penn Libraries have expanded our collection of ICMA research survey datasets, adding 18 new surveys to our existing holdings.

The International City/County Management Association conducts national surveys of all U.S. counties and ~8,000 U.S. municipalities with populations of 2,500 or greater on topics of interest to local governments. The Penn Libraries acquire individual ICMA survey research microdata datasets on a case-by-case basis. The microdata dataset contains individual municipalities' responses to survey questions; accompanying files provide codebooks and supporting documentation. Microdata datasets are provided in MS Excel formats.

ICMA survey series and their current Penn Libraries holdings are:

  • Municipal Form of Government : 2011.
  • Economic Development : 2014, 2009, 2004, 1999, 1994, 1989, 1984.
  • Alternative Service Delivery : 2017, 2012, 2007, 2002, 1997, 1992, 1988, 1982.
  • Government Technology Solutions : 2017.
  • Innovations and Emerging Practices in Local Government : 2016.
  • Immigrant Communities : 2018.
  • Smart Cities : 2016.
  • Sustainability in Local Government : 2010.
  • State of the Profession : 2012, 2009.



December 24, 2019