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Mining Dependent Counties (County)

Source: USDA ERS County Classifications, Economic Research Service (Department of Agriculture)
Topic: EconomySubtopic: Establishments by Industry (NAICS)Category: 21: Mining, Quarrying, and Oil & Gas Extraction
Product: Business Stats, Local StatsDate Updated: June 2016Update Tips
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    * For years prior to 2004, the ERS only classified nonmetro counties by their economic specialization and policy-relevant type.

    Years Available: 1979, 1986, 1989, 2004, 2015

    Permanent Link: http://data.sagepub.com/sagestats/7048

    General Notes: **Counties with a "1" are designated as a Mining Dependent County. For 2015 data, a "1" indicates mining accounted for 13% or more of the county's earnings or 8% of the employment averaged over 2010-12. For year 2004 data, counties where 15 percent or more of average annual labor and proprietors' earnings derived from mining during 1998-2000. For years prior to 2004, the ERS only classified nonmetro counties by their economic specialization and policy-relevant type. For year 1989 data, mining contributed a weighted annual average of 15 percent of more labor and proprietor income over the three years from 1987 to 1989. For 1979 and 1986 data, nonmetro county for which mining contributed 20 percent or more to total labor and proprietor income.

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