Debit Cards--Number, Transactions, and Volume, 2000 to 2005, and Projections, 2010

Added By Infochimps

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 1156):

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 29 rows and 7 columns.

160 represents 160,000,000


  1. Cardholders may hold more than one type of card. Bank cards and EFT cards
    are the same pieces of plastic that carry multiple brands. The total card
    figure shown does not include any duplication.
  2. Visa and MasterCard debit cards.
  3. Cards issued by financial institution members of regional and
    national switches such as Star, Interlink, Pulse, Nyce, etc.
  4. Retail cards such as those issued by supermarkets.


Public Domain (Government Work)

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