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Public Use Microdata Samples (PUMS)

Abstract: Public Use Microdata Samples (PUMS) are computer-accessible files containing records for a sample of housing units, with information on the

characteristics of each housing unit and the people in it for 1940-1990. Within the limits of sample size and geographical detail, these files allow users to prepare virtually any

tabulations they require. Each datafile is documented in a codebook ... View entire text

Purpose: To provide US housing and related data for demographic analysis; The samples can be extended to analysis of the whole United States for many

purposes. Comparative analysis across different groups is possible using the PUMS data.
Related URL
Description: data download page

Description: data set DOI and homepage
Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 73.0   S: 18.0   E: -66.0   W: -180.0

Data Set Citation
Version: 1.0
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1940-01-01
Stop Date: 1990-12-31
ISO Topic Category
Extended Metadata Properties
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2013-01-08
Last DIF Revision Date: 2016-01-27