Census 2010 Public Use Microdata Sample (PUMS)
This section is focused on Census 2010 Public Use Microdata Sample (PUMS) data access and use, applications using these data and the integration and analysis of these data with other data. Census 2010 and American Community Survey (ACS) provide the most current Census-sourced demographics for wide-ranging geography.
Comparing Census 2010 and ACS 1-Year PUMS Data
Census 2010 has no "richer" subject matter items
... ACS includes extensive right subject matter items
Census 2010 estimate examples:
-- Native Hawaiian alone or in combination with other races crossed by age; other attributes
-- Asian Indian alone or in combination with other races crossed by age; other attributes
Census 2010 is based on a count as of 4/1/2010
... ACS is based on a survey during course of year
Census 2010 10% sample is approximately 10 times larger than ACS 1% sample
-- Census 2010 PUMS enables estimates of many items not possible using ACS 1-year PUMS
-- Hawaii Census 2010 unweighted person records: 135,513
-- Hawaii ACS 2013 unweighted person records: 14,286 (too thin for many desired estimates)
2010 Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs)
... geographic areas identified in the PUMS data files
Public Use Microdata Sample (PUMS) Files
PUMA Summary Statistic Data
... 2010 vintage PUMA summary statistic data, based on the ACS 2012 1-year estimates
access via these interactive tables:
- General Demographics
- Social Characteristics
- Economic Characteristics
- Housing Characteristics
Census 2010 PUMS Documentation
Census 2010 PUMS Top and Bottom Coded Values xls
Census 2010 PUMS Record Layout xls
Download State Census 2010 PUMS Files
Click a state link in the scroll section below to download the Census 2010 PUMS file for that state. The download file is in zip structure and contains population and housing unit records in text file structure. See record layout (xls). Requires ProximityOne User Group ID. Join now, no fees. In the near future these files will also be available in person-housing unit separate files structured for use with the CV XE Crosstabs tool.
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