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American Community Survey (ACS): Public Use Microdata Sample (PUMS), 1996 (ICPSR 3885) RSS

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Summary:

The American Community Survey (ACS) is a nationwide survey designed to provide communities a fresh look at how they are changing. It will replace the decennial long form in future censuses and is a critical element in the Bureau of the Census reengineered 2010 census. The American Community Survey is conducted under the authority of Title 13, United States Code, Sections 141 and 193, and response is mandatory. The scope of the 1996 ACS was limited to housing units, occupied and vacant, in four sites: (1) Brevard County, Florida, a single county MSA, (2) Rockland County, New York, NY Primary Metropolitan Statistical Area (PMSA), (3) Multnomah County, Oregon, and the city of Portland, Oregon, a large nonmetropolitan county that is part of multiple county PMSA (includes the entire city of Portland which is located primarily in Multnomah County but also extends into Washington and Clackamas Counties), (4) Fulton County, Pennsylvania, a nonmetropolitan county that does not have a countywide address system at this time, and does not plan to convert to a countywide address system at the time of the survey.

Series: American Community Survey (ACS) Series

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Dataset(s)

DS0:  Study-Level Files
DS1:  Florida Housing - Download All Files (4.3 MB)
DS2:  Florida Population - Download All Files (6.6 MB)
DS3:  New York Housing - Download All Files (3.3 MB)
DS4:  New York Population - Download All Files (5 MB)
DS5:  Oregon Housing - Download All Files (4.9 MB)
DS6:  Oregon Population - Download All Files (8.2 MB)

Study Description

Citation

United States Department of Commerce. Bureau of the Census. American Community Survey (ACS): Public Use Microdata Sample (PUMS), 1996. ICPSR03885-v1. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2005-07-06. http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR03885.v1

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Scope of Study

Subject Terms:   census data, demographic characteristics, employment, ethnicity, families, household composition, households, housing, housing conditions, income, population, population characteristics

Geographic Coverage:   Florida, New York (state), Oregon, Pennsylvania, United States

Time Period:  

  • 1995-11--1996-12

Date of Collection:  

  • 1995-11--1996-12

Universe:   The 1996 American Community Survey was limited to housing units, occupied and vacant, in four sites: (1) Brevard County, Florida, (2) Rockland County, New York, (3) Multnomah County, Oregon, and (4) Fulton County, Pennsylvania.

Data Types:   survey data

Data Collection Notes:

Fulton County, Pennsylvania, data was not released.

The setup files are designed to produce SAS, SPSS, or Stata data files of both the housing and population files, and then to merge the two.

Methodology

Sample:   The four sites represented a broad mix of geographic areas ranging from a large, central city in a metropolitan area to a small nonmetropolitan county.

Mode of Data Collection:   self-enumerated questionnaires, telephone interviews, personal interviews

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Version History:

  • 2006-03-30 File SET03885-ALL.SPS was removed from any previous datasets and flagged as a study-level file, so that it will accompany all downloads.
  • 2006-03-30 File SET03885-ALL.SAS was removed from any previous datasets and flagged as a study-level file, so that it will accompany all downloads.
  • 2006-03-30 File SET03885-ALL.DO was removed from any previous datasets and flagged as a study-level file, so that it will accompany all downloads.
  • 2006-03-30 File QU03885-ALL.PDF was removed from any previous datasets and flagged as a study-level file, so that it will accompany all downloads.
  • 2006-03-30 File CB03885-ALL.PDF was removed from any previous datasets and flagged as a study-level file, so that it will accompany all downloads.

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