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American Community Survey (ACS): Public Use Microdata Sample (PUMS), 2006 (ICPSR 22101) 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.


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.

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DS1:  Alabama Housing - Download All Files (54,176 KB)
DS2:  Alabama Population - Download All Files (137,864 KB)
DS3:  Alaska Housing - Download All Files (8,736 KB)
DS4:  Alaska Population - Download All Files (21,640 KB)
DS5:  Arizona Housing - Download All Files (65,568 KB)
DS6:  Arizona Population - Download All Files (175,568 KB)
DS7:  Arkansas Housing - Download All Files (33,584 KB)
DS8:  Arkansas Population - Download All Files (84,512 KB)
DS9:  California Housing - Download All Files (331,800 KB)
DS10:  California Population - Download All Files (1,003,752 KB)
DS11:  Colorado Housing - Download All Files (53,432 KB)
DS12:  Colorado Population - Download All Files (140,704 KB)
DS13:  Connecticut Housing - Download All Files (37,984 KB)
DS14:  Connecticut Population - Download All Files (103,640 KB)
DS15:  Delaware Housing - Download All Files (11,304 KB)
DS16:  Delaware Population - Download All Files (26,512 KB)
DS17:  District of Columbia Housing - Download All Files (9,080 KB)
DS18:  District of Columbia Population - Download All Files (19,344 KB)
DS19:  Florida Housing - Download All Files (212,496 KB)
DS20:  Florida Population - Download All Files (534,336 KB)
DS21:  Georgia Housing - Download All Files (99,408 KB)
DS22:  Georgia Population - Download All Files (268,096 KB)
DS23:  Hawaii Housing - Download All Files (14,304 KB)
DS24:  Hawaii Population - Download All Files (40,248 KB)
DS25:  Idaho Housing - Download All Files (17,056 KB)
DS26:  Idaho Population - Download All Files (45,872 KB)
DS27:  Illinois Housing - Download All Files (131,952 KB)
DS28:  Illinois Population - Download All Files (367,944 KB)
DS29:  Indiana Housing - Download All Files (70,784 KB)
DS30:  Indiana Population - Download All Files (189,584 KB)
DS31:  Iowa Housing - Download All Files (35,352 KB)
DS32:  Iowa Population - Download All Files (92,112 KB)
DS33:  Kansas Housing - Download All Files (32,168 KB)
DS34:  Kansas Population - Download All Files (84,216 KB)
DS35:  Kentucky Housing - Download All Files (48,896 KB)
DS36:  Kentucky Population - Download All Files (124,936 KB)
DS37:  Louisiana Housing - Download All Files (47,648 KB)
DS38:  Louisiana Population - Download All Files (121,112 KB)
DS39:  Maine Housing - Download All Files (18,872 KB)
DS40:  Maine Population - Download All Files (39,680 KB)
DS41:  Maryland Housing - Download All Files (59,248 KB)
DS42:  Maryland Population - Download All Files (163,344 KB)
DS43:  Massachusetts Housing - Download All Files (70,368 KB)
DS44:  Massachusetts Population - Download All Files (188,896 KB)
DS45:  Michigan Housing - Download All Files (114,440 KB)
DS46:  Michigan Population - Download All Files (295,136 KB)
DS47:  Minnesota Housing - Download All Files (59,168 KB)
DS48:  Minnesota Population - Download All Files (154,216 KB)
DS49:  Mississippi Housing - Download All Files (33,176 KB)
DS50:  Mississippi Population - Download All Files (86,296 KB)
DS51:  Missouri Housing - Download All Files (67,488 KB)
DS52:  Missouri Population - Download All Files (174,640 KB)
DS53:  Montana Housing - Download All Files (12,520 KB)
DS54:  Montana Population - Download All Files (29,296 KB)
DS55:  Nebraska Housing - Download All Files (21,248 KB)
DS56:  Nebraska Population - Download All Files (55,128 KB)
DS57:  Nevada Housing - Download All Files (27,832 KB)
DS58:  Nevada Population - Download All Files (74,744 KB)
DS59:  New Hampshire Housing - Download All Files (16,496 KB)
DS60:  New Hampshire Population - Download All Files (40,072 KB)
DS61:  New Jersey Housing - Download All Files (88,272 KB)
DS62:  New Jersey Population - Download All Files (251,200 KB)
DS63:  New Mexico Housing - Download All Files (22,752 KB)
DS64:  New Mexico Population - Download All Files (56,920 KB)
DS65:  New York Housing - Download All Files (201,672 KB)
DS66:  New York Population - Download All Files (544,256 KB)
DS67:  North Carolina Housing - Download All Files (102,792 KB)
DS68:  North Carolina Population - Download All Files (259,328 KB)
DS69:  North Dakota Housing - Download All Files (9,624 KB)
DS70:  North Dakota Population - Download All Files (22,352 KB)
DS71:  Ohio Housing - Download All Files (127,592 KB)
DS72:  Ohio Population - Download All Files (339,576 KB)
DS73:  Oklahoma Housing - Download All Files (42,128 KB)
DS74:  Oklahoma Population - Download All Files (106,040 KB)
DS75:  Oregon Housing - Download All Files (40,984 KB)
DS76:  Oregon Population - Download All Files (108,080 KB)
DS77:  Pennsylvania Housing - Download All Files (140,544 KB)
DS78:  Pennsylvania Population - Download All Files (361,536 KB)
DS79:  Puerto Rico Housing - Download All Files (36,736 KB)
DS80:  Puerto Rico Population - Download All Files (104,528 KB)
DS81:  Rhode Island Housing - Download All Files (13,224 KB)
DS82:  Rhode Island Population - Download All Files (33,480 KB)
DS83:  South Carolina Housing - Download All Files (51,504 KB)
DS84:  South Carolina Population - Download All Files (128,888 KB)
DS85:  South Dakota Housing - Download All Files (10,728 KB)
DS86:  South Dakota Population - Download All Files (26,336 KB)
DS87:  Tennessee Housing - Download All Files (68,496 KB)
DS88:  Tennessee Population - Download All Files (178,584 KB)
DS89:  Texas Housing - Download All Files (233,176 KB)
DS90:  Texas Population - Download All Files (658,064 KB)
DS91:  Utah Housing - Download All Files (23,984 KB)
DS92:  Utah Population - Download All Files (76,672 KB)
DS93:  Vermont Housing - Download All Files (9,480 KB)
DS94:  Vermont Population - Download All Files (20,968 KB)
DS95:  Virginia Housing - Download All Files (83,176 KB)
DS96:  Virginia Population - Download All Files (223,584 KB)
DS97:  Washington Housing - Download All Files (68,632 KB)
DS98:  Washington Population - Download All Files (185,720 KB)
DS99:  West Virginia Housing - Download All Files (23,496 KB)
DS100:  West Virginia Population - Download All Files (55,976 KB)
DS101:  Wisconsin Housing - Download All Files (65,488 KB)
DS102:  Wisconsin Population - Download All Files (170,408 KB)
DS103:  Wyoming Housing - Download All Files (7,656 KB)
DS104:  Wyoming Population - Download All Files (18,400 KB)
DS105:  United States Housing - Download All Files (3,162,040 KB)
DS106:  United States Population - Download All Files (8,551,936 KB)

Study Description


United States Department of Commerce. Bureau of the Census. American Community Survey (ACS): Public Use Microdata Sample (PUMS), 2006. ICPSR22101-v1. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research[distributor], 2008-12-19. doi:10.3886/ICPSR22101.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--2006-12

Date of Collection:  

  • 2005-11--2006-12

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 2006 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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