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Community Banking Research Program

Reference Data

Last Updated: September 8, 2021

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 June 30, 2021 and their community bank status on that date.

Community Banking Structure Reference Data - Documents why each institution entered or exited the universe of reporters between March 31, 1984 and June 30, 2021.

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.