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PUMS Documentation

The documentation below is provided in support of the American Community Survey PUMS data.

Subjects in the PUMS

A list of topics included in each of the housing and population record files

Code Lists

Detailed codes for variables that contain a large number of coded responses, such as ancestry and occupation

PUMS Top Coded and Bottom Coded Values

List of variables with responses exceeding a state-specific value that are replaced with a predetermined value

PUMS Data Dictionary

Includes variables available for each PUMS release and how each variable is coded

PUMS ReadMe

Information about working with ACS PUMS files, geographies, and variable changes.

Accuracy of the PUMS

A basic explanation of the sample design, estimation methodology, and accuracy of the data

PUMS Estimates for User Verification:

Estimates for selected characteristics provided to assist data users in determining if they are correctly using the weights to compute estimates

Note that some of these estimates may be different from the estimates for the same characteristics published in the American FactFinder. For an explanation of these differences, see the Accuracy of the PUMS above.


Subjects in the PUMS

A list of topics included in each of the housing and population record files

Code Lists

Detailed codes for variables that contain a large number of coded responses, such as ancestry and occupation

PUMS Top Coded and Bottom Coded Values

List of variables with responses exceeding a state-specific value that are replaced with a predetermined value

PUMS Data Dictionary

Includes variables available for each PUMS release and how each variable is coded

PUMS ReadMe

Information about working with ACS PUMS files, geographies, and variable changes.

Accuracy of the PUMS

A basic explanation of the sample design, estimation methodology, and accuracy of the data

PUMS Estimates for User Verification:

Estimates for selected characteristics provided to assist data users in determining if they are correctly using the weights to compute estimates

Note that some of these estimates may be different from the estimates for the same characteristics published in the American FactFinder. For an explanation of these differences, see the Accuracy of the PUMS above.


Subjects in the PUMS

A list of topics included in each of the housing and population record files

Code Lists

Detailed codes for variables that contain a large number of coded responses, such as ancestry and occupation

PUMS Top Coded and Bottom Coded Values

List of variables with responses exceeding a state-specific value that are replaced with a predetermined value

PUMS Data Dictionary

Includes variables available for each PUMS release and how each variable is coded

Accuracy of the PUMS

A basic explanation of the sample design, estimation methodology, and accuracy of the data

PUMS Estimates for User Verification:

Estimates for selected characteristics provided to assist data users in determining if they are correctly using the weights to compute estimates

Note that some of these estimates may be different from the estimates for the same characteristics published in the American FactFinder. For an explanation of these differences, see the Accuracy of the PUMS above.


Subjects in the PUMS

A list of topics included in each of the housing and population record files

Code Lists

Detailed codes for variables that contain a large number of coded responses, such as ancestry and occupation

PUMS Top Coded and Bottom Coded Values

List of variables with responses exceeding a state-specific value that are replaced with a predetermined value

PUMS Data Dictionary

Includes variables available for each PUMS release and how each variable is coded

Accuracy of the PUMS

A basic explanation of the sample design, estimation methodology, and accuracy of the data

PUMS Estimates for User Verification:

Estimates for selected characteristics provided to assist data users in determining if they are correctly using the weights to compute estimates

Note that some of these estimates may be different from the estimates for the same characteristics published in the American FactFinder. For an explanation of these differences, see the Accuracy of the PUMS above.


Subjects in the PUMS

A list of topics included in each of the housing and population record files

Code Lists

Detailed codes for variables that contain a large number of coded responses, such as ancestry and occupation

PUMS Top Coded and Bottom Coded Values

List of variables with responses exceeding a state-specific value that are replaced with a predetermined value

PUMS Data Dictionary

Includes variables available for each PUMS release and how each variable is coded

Accuracy of the PUMS

A basic explanation of the sample design, estimation methodology, and accuracy of the data

PUMS Estimates for User Verification:

Estimates for selected characteristics provided to assist data users in determining if they are correctly using the weights to compute estimates

Note that some of these estimates may be different from the estimates for the same characteristics published in the American FactFinder. For an explanation of these differences, see the Accuracy of the PUMS above.


Subjects in the PUMS

A list of topics included in each of the housing and population record files

Code Lists

Detailed codes for variables that contain a large number of coded responses, such as ancestry and occupation

PUMS Top Coded and Bottom Coded Values

List of variables with responses exceeding a state-specific value that are replaced with a predetermined value

PUMS Data Dictionary

Includes variables available for each PUMS release and how each variable is coded

Accuracy of the PUMS

A basic explanation of the sample design, estimation methodology, and accuracy of the data

PUMS Estimates for User Verification:

Estimates for selected characteristics provided to assist data users in determining if they are correctly using the weights to compute estimates

Note that some of these estimates may be different from the estimates for the same characteristics published in the American FactFinder. For an explanation of these differences, see the Accuracy of the PUMS above.


Subjects in the PUMS

A list of topics included in each of the housing and population record files

Code Lists

Detailed codes for variables that contain a large number of coded responses, such as ancestry and occupation

PUMS Top Coded and Bottom Coded Values

List of variables with responses exceeding a state-specific value that are replaced with a predetermined value

PUMS Data Dictionary

Includes variables available for each PUMS release and how each variable is coded

Accuracy of the PUMS

A basic explanation of the sample design, estimation methodology, and accuracy of the data

PUMS Estimates for User Verification:

Estimates for selected characteristics provided to assist data users in determining if they are correctly using the weights to compute estimates

Note that some of these estimates may be different from the estimates for the same characteristics published in the American FactFinder. For an explanation of these differences, see the Accuracy of the PUMS above.


Subjects in the PUMS

A list of topics included in each of the housing and population record files

Code Lists

Detailed codes for variables that contain a large number of coded responses, such as ancestry and occupation

PUMS Top Coded and Bottom Coded Values

List of variables with responses exceeding a state-specific value that are replaced with a predetermined value

PUMS Data Dictionary

Includes variables available for each PUMS release and how each variable is coded

Accuracy of the PUMS

A basic explanation of the sample design, estimation methodology, and accuracy of the data

PUMS Estimates for User Verification:

Estimates for selected characteristics provided to assist data users in determining if they are correctly using the weights to compute estimates

Note that some of these estimates may be different from the estimates for the same characteristics published in the American FactFinder. For an explanation of these differences, see the Accuracy of the PUMS above.


Subjects in the PUMS

A list of topics included in each of the housing and population record files

Code Lists

Detailed codes for variables that contain a large number of coded responses, such as ancestry and occupation

PUMS Top Coded and Bottom Coded Values

List of variables with responses exceeding a state-specific value that are replaced with a predetermined value

PUMS Data Dictionary

Includes variables available for each PUMS release and how each variable is coded

Accuracy of the PUMS

A basic explanation of the sample design, estimation methodology, and accuracy of the data

PUMS Estimates for User Verification:

Estimates for selected characteristics provided to assist data users in determining if they are correctly using the weights to compute estimates

Note that some of these estimates may be different from the estimates for the same characteristics published in the American FactFinder. For an explanation of these differences, see the Accuracy of the PUMS above.


Subjects in the PUMS

A list of topics included in each of the housing and population record files

PUMS Code Lists

Detailed codes for variables that contain a large number of coded responses, such as ancestry and occupation

PUMS Top Coded and Bottom Coded Values

List of variables with responses exceeding a state-specific value that are replaced with a predetermined value

PUMS ReadMe

Information about working with ACS PUMS files, geographies, and variable changes.

Accuracy of the PUMS

A basic explanation of the sample design, estimation methodology, and accuracy of the data

PUMS Estimates for User Verification:

Estimates for selected characteristics provided to assist data users in determining if they are correctly using the weights to compute estimates

Note that some of these estimates may be different from the estimates for the same characteristics published in the American FactFinder. For an explanation of these differences, see the Accuracy of the PUMS below.




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