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American Community Survey (ACS): Three-Year Public Use Microdata Sample (PUMS), 2005-2007 (ICPSR 25042) RSS

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The American Community Survey (ACS) is a part of the Decennial Census Program, and is designed to produce critical information about the characteristics of local communities. The ACS publishes social, housing, and economic characteristics for demographic groups covering a broad spectrum of geographic areas in the United States and Puerto Rico. Every year the ACS supports the release of single-year estimates for geographic areas with populations of 65,000 or more. Demographic variables include sex, age, relationship, households by type, race, and Hispanic origin. Social characteristics variables include school enrollment, educational attainment, marital status, fertility, grandparents caring for children, veteran status, disability status, residence one year ago, place of birth, United States citizenship status, year of entry, world region of birth of foreign born, language spoken at home, and ancestry. Variables focusing on economic characteristics include employment status, commuting to work, occupation, industry, class of worker, income and benefits, and poverty status. Variables focusing on housing characteristics include occupancy, units in structure, year structure was built, number of rooms, number of bedrooms, housing tenure, year householder moved into unit, vehicles available, house heating fuel, utility costs, occupants per room, housing value, and mortgage status. The American Community Survey is conducted under the authority of Title 13, United States Code, Sections 141 and 193, and response is mandatory.

Series: American Community Survey (ACS) Series

Access Notes

  • These data are available only to users at ICPSR member institutions. Because you are not logged in, we cannot verify that you will be able to download the data.

  • This study is provided by Resource Center for Minority Data (RCMD).


WARNING: Because this study has many datasets, the download all files option has been suppressed, and you will need to download one dataset at a time.

WARNING: This study is over 150MB in size and may take several minutes to download on a typical internet connection.

DS1:  Alabama Housing - Download All Files (154,369 KB)
DS2:  Alabama Population - Download All Files (396,172 KB)
DS3:  Alaska Housing - Download All Files (24,514 KB)
DS4:  Alaska Population - Download All Files (60,271 KB)
DS5:  Arizona Housing - Download All Files (187,108 KB)
DS6:  Arizona Population - Download All Files (506,705 KB)
DS7:  Arkansas Housing - Download All Files (95,103 KB)
DS8:  Arkansas Population - Download All Files (241,942 KB)
DS9:  California Housing - Download All Files (941,756 KB)
DS10:  California Population - Download All Files (2,873,957 KB)
DS11:  Colorado Housing - Download All Files (152,605 KB)
DS12:  Colorado Population - Download All Files (404,081 KB)
DS13:  Connecticut Housing - Download All Files (107,961 KB)
DS14:  Connecticut Population - Download All Files (297,203 KB)
DS15:  Delaware Housing - Download All Files (31,473 KB)
DS16:  Delaware Population - Download All Files (74,909 KB)
DS17:  District of Columbia Housing - Download All Files (24,411 KB)
DS18:  District of Columbia Population - Download All Files (51,966 KB)
DS19:  Florida Housing - Download All Files (604,511 KB)
DS20:  Florida Population - Download All Files (1,532,688 KB)
DS21:  Georgia Housing - Download All Files (281,497 KB)
DS22:  Georgia Population - Download All Files (767,838 KB)
DS23:  Hawaii Housing - Download All Files (40,147 KB)
DS24:  Hawaii Population - Download All Files (115,375 KB)
DS25:  Idaho Housing - Download All Files (48,264 KB)
DS26:  Idaho Population - Download All Files (130,881 KB)
DS27:  Illinois Housing - Download All Files (374,778 KB)
DS28:  Illinois Population - Download All Files (1,057,075 KB)
DS29:  Indiana Housing - Download All Files (201,056 KB)
DS30:  Indiana Population - Download All Files (546,559 KB)
DS31:  Iowa Housing - Download All Files (100,271 KB)
DS32:  Iowa Population - Download All Files (261,823 KB)
DS33:  Kansas Housing - Download All Files (91,254 KB)
DS34:  Kansas Population - Download All Files (241,164 KB)
DS35:  Kentucky Housing - Download All Files (138,694 KB)
DS36:  Kentucky Population - Download All Files (360,189 KB)
DS37:  Louisiana Housing - Download All Files (138,787 KB)
DS38:  Louisiana Population - Download All Files (361,259 KB)
DS39:  Maine Housing - Download All Files (53,924 KB)
DS40:  Maine Population - Download All Files (112,870 KB)
DS41:  Maryland Housing - Download All Files (168,690 KB)
DS42:  Maryland Population - Download All Files (471,444 KB)
DS43:  Massachusetts Housing - Download All Files (199,908 KB)
DS44:  Massachusetts Population - Download All Files (542,240 KB)
DS45:  Michigan Housing - Download All Files (324,933 KB)
DS46:  Michigan Population - Download All Files (847,972 KB)
DS47:  Minnesota Housing - Download All Files (168,133 KB)
DS48:  Minnesota Population - Download All Files (442,074 KB)
DS49:  Mississippi Housing - Download All Files (93,886 KB)
DS50:  Mississippi Population - Download All Files (247,504 KB)
DS51:  Missouri Housing - Download All Files (191,640 KB)
DS52:  Missouri Population - Download All Files (501,525 KB)
DS53:  Montana Housing - Download All Files (35,438 KB)
DS54:  Montana Population - Download All Files (82,509 KB)
DS55:  Nebraska Housing - Download All Files (60,438 KB)
DS56:  Nebraska Population - Download All Files (156,258 KB)
DS57:  Nevada Housing - Download All Files (78,512 KB)
DS58:  Nevada Population - Download All Files (213,841 KB)
DS59:  New Hampshire Housing - Download All Files (46,687 KB)
DS60:  New Hampshire Population - Download All Files (115,310 KB)
DS61:  New Jersey Housing - Download All Files (251,946 KB)
DS62:  New Jersey Population - Download All Files (723,499 KB)
DS63:  New Mexico Housing - Download All Files (64,654 KB)
DS64:  New Mexico Population - Download All Files (162,669 KB)
DS65:  New York Housing - Download All Files (570,781 KB)
DS66:  New York Population - Download All Files (1,554,754 KB)
DS67:  North Carolina Housing - Download All Files (292,179 KB)
DS68:  North Carolina Population - Download All Files (747,608 KB)
DS69:  North Dakota Housing - Download All Files (27,024 KB)
DS70:  North Dakota Population - Download All Files (62,607 KB)
DS71:  Ohio Housing - Download All Files (363,025 KB)
DS72:  Ohio Population - Download All Files (978,697 KB)
DS73:  Oklahoma Housing - Download All Files (119,937 KB)
DS74:  Oklahoma Population - Download All Files (305,165 KB)
DS75:  Oregon Housing - Download All Files (116,564 KB)
DS76:  Oregon Population - Download All Files (310,807 KB)
DS77:  Pennsylvania Housing - Download All Files (398,449 KB)
DS78:  Pennsylvania Population - Download All Files (1,040,389 KB)
DS79:  Puerto Rico Housing - Download All Files (102,650 KB)
DS80:  Puerto Rico Population - Download All Files (294,116 KB)
DS81:  Rhode Island Housing - Download All Files (36,682 KB)
DS82:  Rhode Island Population - Download All Files (93,726 KB)
DS83:  South Carolina Housing - Download All Files (145,965 KB)
DS84:  South Carolina Population - Download All Files (369,545 KB)
DS85:  South Dakota Housing - Download All Files (30,163 KB)
DS86:  South Dakota Population - Download All Files (73,308 KB)
DS87:  Tennessee Housing - Download All Files (194,934 KB)
DS88:  Tennessee Population - Download All Files (514,703 KB)
DS89:  Texas Housing - Download All Files (661,384 KB)
DS90:  Texas Population - Download All Files (1,887,316 KB)
DS91:  Utah Housing - Download All Files (68,436 KB)
DS92:  Utah Population - Download All Files (220,867 KB)
DS93:  Vermont Housing - Download All Files (26,664 KB)
DS94:  Vermont Population - Download All Files (58,220 KB)
DS95:  Virginia Housing - Download All Files (236,417 KB)
DS96:  Virginia Population - Download All Files (642,149 KB)
DS97:  Washington Housing - Download All Files (195,672 KB)
DS98:  Washington Population - Download All Files (535,018 KB)
DS99:  West Virginia Housing - Download All Files (66,521 KB)
DS100:  West Virginia Population - Download All Files (158,781 KB)
DS101:  Wisconsin Housing - Download All Files (186,025 KB)
DS102:  Wisconsin Population - Download All Files (488,893 KB)
DS103:  Wyoming Housing - Download All Files (21,144 KB)
DS104:  Wyoming Population - Download All Files (50,407 KB)
DS105:  United States Housing - Download All Files (8,976,415 KB)

Study Description


United States Department of Commerce. Bureau of the Census. American Community Survey (ACS): Three-Year Public Use Microdata Sample (PUMS), 2005-2007. ICPSR25042-v1. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research[distributor], 2010-02-04. doi:10.3886/ICPSR25042.v1

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Scope of Study

Subject Terms:   census data, citizenship, demographic characteristics, economic conditions, employment, ethnicity, families, genealogy, hearing impairment, household composition, households, housing, housing conditions, immigration, income, indigenous populations, labor force, marriage, military service, mortgage payments, physical disabilities, population, population characteristics, population migration, public utilities, race, taxes, vision impairment

Geographic Coverage:   Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York (state), North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, United States, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming

Time Period:  

  • 2005-11--2007-12

Date of Collection:  

  • 2005-11--2007-12

Universe:   All persons and housing units in the United States.

Data Types:   survey data

Data Collection Notes:

Parts 105 and 106 represent, respectively, the entire United States Housing and Population datasets for the three-year (2005-2007) American Community Survey (ACS). Both Parts 105 and 106 are quite large and should be downloaded at the discretion of the user.

ICPSR suggests SDA online analysis for those users who wish to use the United States ACS housing and population datasets but have decided not to download the respective parts: United States Housing SDA, United States Population SDA.

Any state's housing and population data files can be merged via the variable SERIALNO to create a hierarchical data file. The hierarchical data structure represents the responses of all individuals reported living in a given housing unit. Individuals can be distinguished by the variable SPORDER (Person Number). If users are merging files, keep in mind that estimates of family, household, and housing characteristics will make use of the housing weights. Estimates of person characteristics will use the person weights.

Users are strongly encouraged to read all documentation regarding sampling errors and weights prior to merging files. Documentation is available for download or can be accessed on the American Community Survey Web site.


Weight:   The data in the household and population files contain weights. The initial weights reflect the probability of selection and are adjusted for interviewed households to account for noninterviews. Additional weights reflect independent housing unit and population estimates.

Mode of Data Collection:   computer-assisted personal interview (CAPI), computer-assisted telephone interview (CATI), mail questionnaire, telephone interview

Extent of Processing:  ICPSR data undergo a confidentiality review and are altered when necessary to limit the risk of disclosure. ICPSR also routinely creates ready-to-go data files along with setups in the major statistical software formats as well as standard codebooks to accompany the data. In addition to these procedures, ICPSR performed the following processing steps for this data collection:

  • Performed consistency checks.
  • Created variable labels and/or value labels.
  • Standardized missing values.
  • Created online analysis version with question text.
  • Checked for undocumented or out-of-range codes.


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