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2012-2016 American Community Survey: 5-Year Estimates - Public Use Microdata Sample

Metadata Updated: July 19, 2023

The American Community Survey (ACS) Public Use Microdata Sample (PUMS) contains a sample of responses to the ACS. The ACS PUMS dataset includes variables for nearly every question on the survey, as well as many new variables that were derived after the fact from multiple survey responses (such as poverty status).Each record in the file represents a single person, or, in the household-level dataset, a single housing unit. In the person-level file, individuals are organized into households, making possible the study of people within the contexts of their families and other household members. Individuals living in Group Quarters, such as nursing facilities or college facilities, are also included on the person file. ACS PUMS data are available at the nation, state, and Public Use Microdata Area (PUMA) levels. PUMAs are special non-overlapping areas that partition each state into contiguous geographic units containing roughly 100,000 people each. ACS PUMS files for an individual year, such as 2019, contain data on approximately one percent of the United States population.

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Public: This dataset is intended for public access and use. License: Creative Commons CCZero

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Metadata Created Date July 15, 2022
Metadata Updated Date July 19, 2023

Metadata Source

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Additional Metadata

Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Created Date July 15, 2022
Metadata Updated Date July 19, 2023
Publisher U.S. Census Bureau
Data Last Modified 2019-11-25 11:06:31.0
Public Access Level public
Bureau Code 006:07
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C Exampleslink
C Geographylink
C Groupslink
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C Tagslink
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C Vintage 2016
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Program Code 006:004
Publisher Hierarchy U.S. Government > U.S. Department Of Commerce > U.S. Census Bureau
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