The FDIC Community Banking Study relies on a comprehensive database, which has been constructed based on quarterly financial reports submitted by federally-insured banks and savings associations. While the formats of these reports differ somewhat over time and across report types, the FDIC database employs standardized definitions that facilitate comparisons. Additionally, the database uses the FDIC's extensive data regarding structural changes in the banking industry since 1984, enabling a full accounting of bank entry, exit, and other events that have reshaped the industry over this period.
Community Banking Reference Data
Provides a listing of all reporters as of December 31, 2020 and their community bank status on that date.
Notes to Users - Current Community Banking Reference Data - PDF
Notes to Users - Historical Community Banking Reference Data - PDF
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Download Data File: 2017 to 2020
Download Data File: 2010 to 2016
Download Data File: 2003 to 2009
Download Data File: 1997 to 2002
Download Data File: 1992 to 1996
Download Data File: 1988 to 1991
Download Data File: 1984 to 1987
Community Banking Structure Reference Data - Documents why each institution entered or exited the universe of reporters between March 31, 1984 and December 31, 2020.
Reference Data for Original FDIC Community Banking Study
These data represent the community bank designations and history of structural change used in the 2012 FDIC Community Banking Study. These designations may have subsequently changed due to data revisions. The original files are included here for researchers who wish to replicate the analysis included in the original FDIC study.
Historical Community Banking Reference Data - Provides a history of reporters for each year-end, beginning in December 1984 and ending in December 2011.
Community Banking Structure Reference Data - Documents why each institution entered or exited the universe of reporters between December 31, 1984 and December 31, 2011.