Codebook: District Characteristics CSV File

The following codebook describes variable meanings associated with column labels in the districts.csv file for the 126th Maine State Legislature of 2013-2014 provided by Open Maine Politics. Data is obtained from the U.S. Census Bureau’s 2008-2012 5 year estimates via the American Community Survey.

column label variable meaning
place Place Name: United States, Maine, Senate District or House District
TotalPopulation Total population of place
PctUrban % Living in Urban Area
PctVeteran % Veteran
TotalTrav Workers 16 years of age and older who did not work at home
TravLT5Min Number of workers 16 years of age and older who did not work at home reporting a travel time to work of less than 5 minutes
Trav5to9Min Number of workers 16 years of age and older who did not work at home reporting a travel time to work of 5 to 9 minutes
Trav10to14Min Number of workers 16 years of age and older who did not work at home reporting a travel time to work of 10 to 14 minutes
Trav15to19Min Number of workers 16 years of age and older who did not work at home reporting a travel time to work of 15 to 19 minutes
Trav20to24Min Number of workers 16 years of age and older who did not work at home reporting a travel time to work of 20 to 24 minutes
Trav25to29Min Number of workers 16 years of age and older who did not work at home reporting a travel time to work of 25 to 29 minutes
Trav30to34Min Number of workers 16 years of age and older who did not work at home reporting a travel time to work of 30 to 34 minutes
Trav35to39Min Number of workers 16 years of age and older who did not work at home reporting a travel time to work of 35 to 39 minutes
Trav40to44Min Number of workers 16 years of age and older who did not work at home reporting a travel time to work of 40 to 44 minutes
Trav45to59Min Number of workers 16 years of age and older who did not work at home reporting a travel time to work of 45 to 59 minutes
Trav60to89Min Number of workers 16 years of age and older who did not work at home reporting a travel time to work of 60 to 89 minutes
Trav90MinPlus Number of workers 16 years of age and older who did not work at home reporting a travel time to work of 90 minutes or more
Ed25PlusTotal Population 25 years of age and older
NoSchooling Number of people 25 years of age and older with no schooling
EdNurseryto4 Number of people 25 years of age and older with a nursery school to 4thh grade education
Ed5to6 Number of people 25 years of age and older attaining 5th-6th grade education
Ed7to8 Number of people 25 years of age and older attaining 7th-8th grade education
Ed9 Number of people 25 years of age and older attaining 9th grade education
Ed10 Number of people 25 years of age and older attaining 10th grade education
Ed11 Number of people 25 years of age and older attaining 11th grade education
Ed12NoDiploma Number of people 25years of age and older attaining 12th grade but no high school diploma
EdHighOrGED Number of people 25 years of age and older with a high school diploma or GED
EdSomeColl<1Yr Number of people 25 years of age and older with less than one year of college
EdSomeColl1YPlus Number of people 25 years of age and older with some college (at least one year) but no degree
EdAssociates Number of people 25 years of age and older with an associates degree
EdBachelors Number of people 25 years of age and older with a bachelors degree
EdMasters Number of people 25 years of age and older with a masters degree
EdProfessional Number of people 25 years of age and older with a professional degree
EdDoctorate Number of people 25 years of age and older with a doctoral degree
MedianIncome Median Income
MedianIncomeVeterans Median Income of Veterans
MedianIncomeNonVeterans Median Income of Non-Veterans
SexGapPay (Median Income of Female Full-Time Year Round Workers Aged 15 Years and Older) / (Median Income of Male Full-Time Year Round Workers Aged 15 Years and Older)
SexGapPrivate (Median Income of Female Full-Time Year Round Workers in Private, For-Profit Enterprises Aged 15 Years and Older) / (Median Income of Male Full-Time Year Round Workers in Private, For-Profit Enterprises Aged 15 Years and Older)
MedianMonthlyHousing Median Monthly Housing Cost
PctForeignBorn Percent Foreign Born
MedianAge Median Age
SexRatio Number of Males per 100 Females
PctPovertyLevel Percent Below the Poverty Level
PctFoodStamps Percent Receiving Food Stamps Within the Past 12 Months
MLaborForcePct % Labor Force Participation of Males Aged 16 and Older
FLaborForcePct % Labor Force Participation of Females Aged 16 and Older
IncShareBQ Share of All Income Earned by the Quintile (20%) of Households with the Lowest Income
IncShare2Q Share of All Income Earned by the Quintile (20%) of Households with the Second-Lowest Income
IncShare3Q Share of All Income Earned by the Quintile (20%) of Households with the Third-Lowest Income
IncShare4Q Share of All Income Earned by the Quintile (20%) of Households with the Second-Highest Income
IncShare5Q Share of All Income Earned by the Quintile (20%) of Households with the Highest Income
GiniIndex Gini Index of Income Inequality

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