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American Community Survey (ACS): Public Use Microdata Sample (PUMS), 2003 (ICPSR 4117) 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. 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.

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 (9,363 KB)
DS2:  Alabama Population - Download All Files (26,995 KB)
DS3:  Alaska Housing - Download All Files (5,693 KB)
DS4:  Alaska Population - Download All Files (17,007 KB)
DS5:  Arizona Housing - Download All Files (10,603 KB)
DS6:  Arizona Population - Download All Files (31,905 KB)
DS7:  Arkansas Housing - Download All Files (6,061 KB)
DS8:  Arkansas Population - Download All Files (17,100 KB)
DS9:  California Housing - Download All Files (51,175 KB)
DS10:  California Population - Download All Files (177,426 KB)
DS11:  Colorado Housing - Download All Files (9,315 KB)
DS12:  Colorado Population - Download All Files (28,349 KB)
DS13:  Connecticut Housing - Download All Files (7,552 KB)
DS14:  Connecticut Population - Download All Files (22,893 KB)
DS15:  Delaware Housing - Download All Files (6,449 KB)
DS16:  Delaware Population - Download All Files (18,247 KB)
DS17:  District of Columbia Housing - Download All Files (5,431 KB)
DS18:  District of Columbia Population - Download All Files (13,578 KB)
DS19:  Florida Housing - Download All Files (32,410 KB)
DS20:  Florida Population - Download All Files (93,972 KB)
DS21:  Georgia Housing - Download All Files (15,756 KB)
DS22:  Georgia Population - Download All Files (48,077 KB)
DS23:  Hawaii Housing - Download All Files (5,952 KB)
DS24:  Hawaii Population - Download All Files (18,963 KB)
DS25:  Idaho Housing - Download All Files (5,867 KB)
DS26:  Idaho Population - Download All Files (17,607 KB)
DS27:  Illinois Housing - Download All Files (22,796 KB)
DS28:  Illinois Population - Download All Files (73,004 KB)
DS29:  Indiana Housing - Download All Files (12,772 KB)
DS30:  Indiana Population - Download All Files (39,087 KB)
DS31:  Iowa Housing - Download All Files (11,278 KB)
DS32:  Iowa Population - Download All Files (33,541 KB)
DS33:  Kansas Housing - Download All Files (9,093 KB)
DS34:  Kansas Population - Download All Files (27,176 KB)
DS35:  Kentucky Housing - Download All Files (13,577 KB)
DS36:  Kentucky Population - Download All Files (39,913 KB)
DS37:  Louisiana Housing - Download All Files (11,446 KB)
DS38:  Louisiana Population - Download All Files (34,487 KB)
DS39:  Maine Housing - Download All Files (6,235 KB)
DS40:  Maine Population - Download All Files (15,941 KB)
DS41:  Maryland Housing - Download All Files (12,274 KB)
DS42:  Maryland Population - Download All Files (38,638 KB)
DS43:  Massachusetts Housing - Download All Files (13,043 KB)
DS44:  Massachusetts Population - Download All Files (40,568 KB)
DS45:  Michigan Housing - Download All Files (20,653 KB)
DS46:  Michigan Population - Download All Files (64,069 KB)
DS47:  Minnesota Housing - Download All Files (11,074 KB)
DS48:  Minnesota Population - Download All Files (34,123 KB)
DS49:  Mississippi Housing - Download All Files (11,402 KB)
DS50:  Mississippi Population - Download All Files (34,337 KB)
DS51:  Missouri Housing - Download All Files (11,912 KB)
DS52:  Missouri Population - Download All Files (35,758 KB)
DS53:  Montana Housing - Download All Files (6,307 KB)
DS54:  Montana Population - Download All Files (17,356 KB)
DS55:  Nebraska Housing - Download All Files (7,620 KB)
DS56:  Nebraska Population - Download All Files (22,231 KB)
DS57:  Nevada Housing - Download All Files (5,937 KB)
DS58:  Nevada Population - Download All Files (17,189 KB)
DS59:  New Hampshire Housing - Download All Files (6,381 KB)
DS60:  New Hampshire Population - Download All Files (18,485 KB)
DS61:  New Jersey Housing - Download All Files (15,814 KB)
DS62:  New Jersey Population - Download All Files (51,643 KB)
DS63:  New Mexico Housing - Download All Files (5,913 KB)
DS64:  New Mexico Population - Download All Files (16,408 KB)
DS65:  New York Housing - Download All Files (32,236 KB)
DS66:  New York Population - Download All Files (102,313 KB)
DS67:  North Carolina Housing - Download All Files (16,312 KB)
DS68:  North Carolina Population - Download All Files (48,363 KB)
DS69:  North Dakota Housing - Download All Files (6,216 KB)
DS70:  North Dakota Population - Download All Files (17,264 KB)
DS71:  Ohio Housing - Download All Files (23,550 KB)
DS72:  Ohio Population - Download All Files (72,284 KB)
DS73:  Oklahoma Housing - Download All Files (7,642 KB)
DS74:  Oklahoma Population - Download All Files (21,797 KB)
DS75:  Oregon Housing - Download All Files (7,542 KB)
DS76:  Oregon Population - Download All Files (22,278 KB)
DS77:  Pennsylvania Housing - Download All Files (25,024 KB)
DS78:  Pennsylvania Population - Download All Files (74,854 KB)
DS79:  Rhode Island Housing - Download All Files (6,456 KB)
DS80:  Rhode Island Population - Download All Files (18,998 KB)
DS81:  South Carolina Housing - Download All Files (8,777 KB)
DS82:  South Carolina Population - Download All Files (24,851 KB)
DS83:  South Dakota Housing - Download All Files (8,266 KB)
DS84:  South Dakota Population - Download All Files (24,205 KB)
DS85:  Tennessee Housing - Download All Files (12,047 KB)
DS86:  Tennessee Population - Download All Files (36,030 KB)
DS87:  Texas Housing - Download All Files (31,650 KB)
DS88:  Texas Population - Download All Files (103,249 KB)
DS89:  Utah Housing - Download All Files (6,012 KB)
DS90:  Utah Population - Download All Files (21,115 KB)
DS91:  Vermont Housing - Download All Files (6,266 KB)
DS92:  Vermont Population - Download All Files (16,650 KB)
DS93:  Virginia Housing - Download All Files (14,563 KB)
DS94:  Virginia Population - Download All Files (44,878 KB)
DS95:  Washington Housing - Download All Files (12,713 KB)
DS96:  Washington Population - Download All Files (38,063 KB)
DS97:  West Virginia Housing - Download All Files (10,023 KB)
DS98:  West Virginia Population - Download All Files (26,927 KB)
DS99:  Wisconsin Housing - Download All Files (12,743 KB)
DS100:  Wisconsin Population - Download All Files (37,637 KB)
DS101:  Wyoming Housing - Download All Files (6,016 KB)
DS102:  Wyoming Population - Download All Files (16,943 KB)
DS103:  United States Housing - Download All Files (576,780 KB)
DS104:  United States Population - Download All Files (1,821,980 KB)

Study Description


United States Department of Commerce. Bureau of the Census. American Community Survey (ACS): Public Use Microdata Sample (PUMS), 2003. ICPSR04117-v2. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2009-12-01. doi:10.3886/ICPSR04117.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, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, United States, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming

Time Period:  

  • 2002-11--2003-12

Date of Collection:  

  • 2002-11--2003-12

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

Data Types:   survey data

Data Collection Notes:

Parts 103 and 104 represent, respectively, the entire United States Housing and Population datasets for the 2004 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. SDA online analysis is available at: 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

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.


Original ICPSR Release:  

Version History:

  • 2009-12-01 SAS, SPSS, and Stata setup files, SAS and Stata supplemental syntax files, SAS transport (CPORT) files, SPSS system files, and Stata system files were added to this data collection. SDA and tools have been added to the study. The study will be released with full product suite and will no longer be listed as a FastTrack study.

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