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American Community Survey (ACS): Public Use Microdata Sample (PUMS), 2005 (ICPSR 4587) 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, U.S. 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 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.

DS0:  Study-Level Files
DS1:  Alabama Housing - Download All Files (90.3 MB)
DS2:  Alabama Population - Download All Files (193 MB) large dataset
DS3:  Alaska Housing - Download All Files (38.9 MB)
DS4:  Alaska Population - Download All Files (54 MB)
DS5:  Arizona Housing - Download All Files (103.6 MB)
DS6:  Arizona Population - Download All Files (238.2 MB) large dataset
DS7:  Arkansas Housing - Download All Files (66.6 MB)
DS8:  Arkansas Population - Download All Files (128.9 MB)
DS9:  California Housing - Download All Files (401.8 MB) large dataset
DS10:  California Population - Download All Files (1,215.4 MB) large dataset
DS11:  Colorado Housing - Download All Files (89.5 MB)
DS12:  Colorado Population - Download All Files (195.1 MB) large dataset
DS13:  Connecticut Housing - Download All Files (71.6 MB)
DS14:  Connecticut Population - Download All Files (152 MB) large dataset
DS15:  Delaware Housing - Download All Files (41.7 MB)
DS16:  Delaware Population - Download All Files (60.3 MB)
DS17:  District of Columbia Housing - Download All Files (39 MB)
DS18:  District of Columbia Population - Download All Files (50.6 MB)
DS19:  Florida Housing - Download All Files (266.6 MB) large dataset
DS20:  Florida Population - Download All Files (657.6 MB) large dataset
DS21:  Georgia Housing - Download All Files (138.6 MB)
DS22:  Georgia Population - Download All Files (341.5 MB) large dataset
DS23:  Hawaii Housing - Download All Files (45 MB)
DS24:  Hawaii Population - Download All Files (77.3 MB)
DS25:  Idaho Housing - Download All Files (48 MB)
DS26:  Idaho Population - Download All Files (83 MB)
DS27:  Illinois Housing - Download All Files (177.7 MB) large dataset
DS28:  Illinois Population - Download All Files (466.8 MB) large dataset
DS29:  Indiana Housing - Download All Files (108.7 MB)
DS30:  Indiana Population - Download All Files (255.7 MB) large dataset
DS31:  Iowa Housing - Download All Files (68.3 MB)
DS32:  Iowa Population - Download All Files (136.9 MB)
DS33:  Kansas Housing - Download All Files (65.1 MB)
DS34:  Kansas Population - Download All Files (129.2 MB)
DS35:  Kentucky Housing - Download All Files (84.2 MB)
DS36:  Kentucky Population - Download All Files (178.8 MB) large dataset
DS37:  Louisiana Housing - Download All Files (86.3 MB)
DS38:  Louisiana Population - Download All Files (187.4 MB) large dataset
DS39:  Maine Housing - Download All Files (50.5 MB)
DS40:  Maine Population - Download All Files (76.2 MB)
DS41:  Maryland Housing - Download All Files (95.9 MB)
DS42:  Maryland Population - Download All Files (224.1 MB) large dataset
DS43:  Massachusetts Housing - Download All Files (107.7 MB)
DS44:  Massachusetts Population - Download All Files (253.8 MB) large dataset
DS45:  Michigan Housing - Download All Files (158.7 MB) large dataset
DS46:  Michigan Population - Download All Files (384.5 MB) large dataset
DS47:  Minnesota Housing - Download All Files (95.2 MB)
DS48:  Minnesota Population - Download All Files (211.8 MB) large dataset
DS49:  Mississippi Housing - Download All Files (66.3 MB)
DS50:  Mississippi Population - Download All Files (132.4 MB)
DS51:  Missouri Housing - Download All Files (104.9 MB)
DS52:  Missouri Population - Download All Files (236.6 MB) large dataset
DS53:  Montana Housing - Download All Files (43.3 MB)
DS54:  Montana Population - Download All Files (63.1 MB)
DS55:  Nebraska Housing - Download All Files (52.9 MB)
DS56:  Nebraska Population - Download All Files (93.9 MB)
DS57:  Nevada Housing - Download All Files (60.1 MB)
DS58:  Nevada Population - Download All Files (115.5 MB)
DS59:  New Hampshire Housing - Download All Files (47.7 MB)
DS60:  New Hampshire Population - Download All Files (77.4 MB)
DS61:  New Jersey Housing - Download All Files (129.4 MB)
DS62:  New Jersey Population - Download All Files (329.2 MB) large dataset
DS63:  New Mexico Housing - Download All Files (54.9 MB)
DS64:  New Mexico Population - Download All Files (96.9 MB)
DS65:  New York Housing - Download All Files (255 MB) large dataset
DS66:  New York Population - Download All Files (673.2 MB) large dataset
DS67:  North Carolina Housing - Download All Files (143.4 MB)
DS68:  North Carolina Population - Download All Files (334.8 MB) large dataset
DS69:  North Dakota Housing - Download All Files (39.7 MB)
DS70:  North Dakota Population - Download All Files (55.3 MB)
DS71:  Ohio Housing - Download All Files (173.9 MB) large dataset
DS72:  Ohio Population - Download All Files (437.6 MB) large dataset
DS73:  Oklahoma Housing - Download All Files (76.3 MB)
DS74:  Oklahoma Population - Download All Files (154.8 MB) large dataset
DS75:  Oregon Housing - Download All Files (75.5 MB)
DS76:  Oregon Population - Download All Files (157.7 MB) large dataset
DS77:  Pennsylvania Housing - Download All Files (185.7 MB) large dataset
DS78:  Pennsylvania Population - Download All Files (461.2 MB) large dataset
DS79:  Rhode Island Housing - Download All Files (43.8 MB)
DS80:  Rhode Island Population - Download All Files (68.3 MB)
DS81:  South Carolina Housing - Download All Files (86 MB)
DS82:  South Carolina Population - Download All Files (180.6 MB) large dataset
DS83:  South Dakota Housing - Download All Files (41 MB)
DS84:  South Dakota Population - Download All Files (59.4 MB)
DS85:  Tennessee Housing - Download All Files (106.2 MB)
DS86:  Tennessee Population - Download All Files (242.1 MB) large dataset
DS87:  Texas Housing - Download All Files (288.5 MB) large dataset
DS88:  Texas Population - Download All Files (801.1 MB) large dataset
DS89:  Utah Housing - Download All Files (56 MB)
DS90:  Utah Population - Download All Files (119.7 MB)
DS91:  Vermont Housing - Download All Files (39.8 MB)
DS92:  Vermont Population - Download All Files (53.1 MB)
DS93:  Virginia Housing - Download All Files (121.6 MB)
DS94:  Virginia Population - Download All Files (292.2 MB) large dataset
DS95:  Washington Housing - Download All Files (106.6 MB)
DS96:  Washington Population - Download All Files (249.6 MB) large dataset
DS97:  West Virginia Housing - Download All Files (55.9 MB)
DS98:  West Virginia Population - Download All Files (95.1 MB)
DS99:  Wisconsin Housing - Download All Files (102.3 MB)
DS100:  Wisconsin Population - Download All Files (231.5 MB) large dataset
DS101:  Wyoming Housing - Download All Files (37.8 MB)
DS102:  Wyoming Population - Download All Files (50.1 MB)
DS103:  United States Housing - Download All Files (3,583.3 MB) large dataset
DS104:  United States Population - Download All Files (5,557.9 MB) large dataset
DS105:  Puerto Rico Housing - Download All Files (66.2 MB)
DS106:  Puerto Rico Population - Download All Files (135.8 MB)

Study Description


United States Department of Commerce. Bureau of the Census. American Community Survey (ACS): Public Use Microdata Sample (PUMS), 2005. ICPSR04587-v2. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2008-05-02. http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR04587.v2

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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:  

  • 2004-11--2005-12

Date of Collection:  

  • 2004-11--2005-12

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

Data Types:   survey data

Data Collection Notes:

Parts 103 and 104 represent, respectively, the entire United States Housing and Population datasets for the 2005 American Community Survey (ACS). Both parts 103 and 104 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:   mail questionnaire, computer-assisted telephone interview (CATI), computer-assisted personal interview (CAPI)

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:

  • Created online analysis version with question text.


Original ICPSR Release:  

Version History:

  • 2008-05-02 Parts 105 and 106 have been added to this data collection to include the housing and population data files for Puerto Rico. Question text has been added to the codebooks. SAS, SPSS, and Stata setup files, and SAS supplemental files have been added for both parts 105 and 106. SDA has been added for both parts 105 and 106 of this data collection.

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