Data for: Race, Inequality, and Social Capital in the U.S. Counties

Published: 07-01-2021| Version 1 | DOI: 10.17632/dbnvz2x4wh.1
Dongkyu Kim


This data set contains data about social capital and other covariates at the United States’ county-level. Following Rupasingha et al. (2006), the social capital index captures the common factor among density measures of 10 different types of associations, voter turnout rates, U.S. decennial census participation rates, and the number of non-profit organizations. Based on Knack (2003), we create associational densities measures as a proxy for both bridging and bonding social capital. Including data on income inequality, racial diversity, minority group size, average household income, educational attainment, the ratio of a family household, the size of migration population, and female labor market participation rates, the data covers 3,104 U.S. counties for both 2009 and 2014. This data set is associated with the article “Race, Inequality, and Social Capital in the U.S. Counties.”