Consumer Price Indexes (CPI-U)--Selected Areas: 2004 to 2006

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The Statistical Abstract files are distributed by the US Census Department as Microsoft Excel files. These files have data mixed with notes and references, multiple tables per sheet, and, worst of all, the table headers are not easily matched to their rows and columns.

A few files had extraneous characters in the title. These were corrected to be consistent. A few files have a sheet of crufty gibberish in the first slot. The sheet order was shuffled but no data were changed.

The tables that were changed (this is table 704):

0166 0257 0362 0429 0445 0446 0459 0461 0462 0464 0465 0466 0467
0469 0479 0480 0481 0482 0483 0484 0485 0486 0487 0559 0628 0629
1144 1227 1231

This dataset consists of a table of 42 rows and 49 columns.

1982 to 84=100, except as indicated. Represents annual averages of monthly figures, except as noted. Local area CPI indexes are byproducts of the national CPI program. Each local index has a smaller sample size than the national index and is therefore subject to substantially more sampling and other measurement error. As a result, local area indexes show greater volatility than the national index, although their long- term trends are similar. Area definitions are those established by the Office of Management and Budget in 1983. For further detail see the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Handbook of Methods, Bulletin 2285, Chapter 19, the Consumer Price Index, at < > and Report 736, the CPI: 1987 Revision. Minus sign (-) indicates decrease. See also text, this section and Appendix III


  1. 1987=100
  2. 1997=100; except “Apparel and upkeep” and “Transportation,” 1996=100.


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This dataset was prepared by the government and is therefore in the public domain. There are no restrictions upon its use.