Utilization of Selected Media: 1970 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 1099):

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 38 rows and 27 columns.

62.0 represents 62,000,000


  1. For occupied housing units. 1970 and 1980 as of April 1; all other
    years as of March. Source: 1970 and 1980, U.S. Census Bureau, 1970 and 1980
    Census of Housing, vol. 1; thereafter, Federal Communications Commission,
    Trends in Telephone Service, annual.
  2. 1970-1995 as of December 31, except as noted. Source: M Street Corp. as reported by Radio
    Advertising Bureau New York, NY; through 1992, Radio Facts, annual (copyright); beginning
    1993, Radio Marketing Guide and Fact Book for Advertisers, annual (copyright).
    Number of stations on the air compiled from Federal
    Communications Commission reports. 1985 data as of February 1986.
    Beginning 1996, Federal Communications Commission, unpublished data as of Sept. 30.
    See Internet site < >.
  3. 1970-1975, as of September of prior year; all other years as of
    January of year shown. Excludes Alaska and Hawaii. Source: Television
    Bureau of Advertising, Inc., Trends in Television, annual (copyright).
  4. Wired cable and VCR as of February; ADS for fourth quarter. Excludes Alaska and Hawaii.


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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.