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American Community Survey (ACS): Public Use Microdata Sample (PUMS), 2004 (ICPSR 4370)

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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 these data.


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 (9.1 MB)
DS2:  Alabama Population - Download All Files (26.5 MB)
DS3:  Alaska Housing - Download All Files (5.5 MB)
DS4:  Alaska Population - Download All Files (16.8 MB)
DS5:  Arizona Housing - Download All Files (10.5 MB)
DS6:  Arizona Population - Download All Files (32.3 MB)
DS7:  Arkansas Housing - Download All Files (5.7 MB)
DS8:  Arkansas Population - Download All Files (16.6 MB)
DS9:  California Housing - Download All Files (50.4 MB)
DS10:  California Population - Download All Files (179.7 MB) large dataset
DS11:  Colorado Housing - Download All Files (9.3 MB)
DS12:  Colorado Population - Download All Files (28.7 MB)
DS13:  Connecticut Housing - Download All Files (7.4 MB)
DS14:  Connecticut Population - Download All Files (23 MB)
DS15:  Delaware Housing - Download All Files (6.3 MB)
DS16:  Delaware Population - Download All Files (18.2 MB)
DS17:  District of Columbia Housing - Download All Files (5.3 MB)
DS18:  District of Columbia Population - Download All Files (13.1 MB)
DS19:  Florida Housing - Download All Files (32 MB)
DS20:  Florida Population - Download All Files (96.3 MB)
DS21:  Georgia Housing - Download All Files (14.9 MB)
DS22:  Georgia Population - Download All Files (47.1 MB)
DS23:  Hawaii Housing - Download All Files (5.9 MB)
DS24:  Hawaii Population - Download All Files (19.7 MB)
DS25:  Idaho Housing - Download All Files (5.8 MB)
DS26:  Idaho Population - Download All Files (17.9 MB)
DS27:  Illinois Housing - Download All Files (22.1 MB)
DS28:  Illinois Population - Download All Files (72.7 MB)
DS29:  Indiana Housing - Download All Files (12.8 MB)
DS30:  Indiana Population - Download All Files (41 MB)
DS31:  Iowa Housing - Download All Files (11 MB)
DS32:  Iowa Population - Download All Files (33.1 MB)
DS33:  Kansas Housing - Download All Files (9 MB)
DS34:  Kansas Population - Download All Files (27.2 MB)
DS35:  Kentucky Housing - Download All Files (12.8 MB)
DS36:  Kentucky Population - Download All Files (39.4 MB)
DS37:  Louisiana Housing - Download All Files (10.9 MB)
DS38:  Louisiana Population - Download All Files (34 MB)
DS39:  Maine Housing - Download All Files (6 MB)
DS40:  Maine Population - Download All Files (15.7 MB)
DS41:  Maryland Housing - Download All Files (11.8 MB)
DS42:  Maryland Population - Download All Files (38 MB)
DS43:  Massachusetts Housing - Download All Files (12.8 MB)
DS44:  Massachusetts Population - Download All Files (40.4 MB)
DS45:  Michigan Housing - Download All Files (20 MB)
DS46:  Michigan Population - Download All Files (64.1 MB)
DS47:  Minnesota Housing - Download All Files (11 MB)
DS48:  Minnesota Population - Download All Files (34.8 MB)
DS49:  Mississippi Housing - Download All Files (10.7 MB)
DS50:  Mississippi Population - Download All Files (32.8 MB)
DS51:  Missouri Housing - Download All Files (11.7 MB)
DS52:  Missouri Population - Download All Files (36 MB)
DS53:  Montana Housing - Download All Files (6.1 MB)
DS54:  Montana Population - Download All Files (17.1 MB)
DS55:  Nebraska Housing - Download All Files (7.4 MB)
DS56:  Nebraska Population - Download All Files (22.2 MB)
DS57:  Nevada Housing - Download All Files (6 MB)
DS58:  Nevada Population - Download All Files (17.6 MB)
DS59:  New Hampshire Housing - Download All Files (6.2 MB)
DS60:  New Hampshire Population - Download All Files (18.2 MB)
DS61:  New Jersey Housing - Download All Files (15.4 MB)
DS62:  New Jersey Population - Download All Files (51.9 MB)
DS63:  New Mexico Housing - Download All Files (5.8 MB)
DS64:  New Mexico Population - Download All Files (16.1 MB)
DS65:  New York Housing - Download All Files (31.5 MB)
DS66:  New York Population - Download All Files (103.3 MB)
DS67:  North Carolina Housing - Download All Files (15.7 MB)
DS68:  North Carolina Population - Download All Files (47.6 MB)
DS69:  North Dakota Housing - Download All Files (6.1 MB)
DS70:  North Dakota Population - Download All Files (17.3 MB)
DS71:  Ohio Housing - Download All Files (22.8 MB)
DS72:  Ohio Population - Download All Files (72.3 MB)
DS73:  Oklahoma Housing - Download All Files (7.3 MB)
DS74:  Oklahoma Population - Download All Files (21.4 MB)
DS75:  Oregon Housing - Download All Files (7.8 MB)
DS76:  Oregon Population - Download All Files (23.4 MB)
DS77:  Pennsylvania Housing - Download All Files (24.6 MB)
DS78:  Pennsylvania Population - Download All Files (76.8 MB)
DS79:  Rhode Island Housing - Download All Files (6.2 MB)
DS80:  Rhode Island Population - Download All Files (18.8 MB)
DS81:  South Carolina Housing - Download All Files (8.6 MB)
DS82:  South Carolina Population - Download All Files (25.2 MB)
DS83:  South Dakota Housing - Download All Files (8 MB)
DS84:  South Dakota Population - Download All Files (23.9 MB)
DS85:  Tennessee Housing - Download All Files (11.8 MB)
DS86:  Tennessee Population - Download All Files (36.3 MB)
DS87:  Texas Housing - Download All Files (30.9 MB)
DS88:  Texas Population - Download All Files (104.7 MB)
DS89:  Utah Housing - Download All Files (6 MB)
DS90:  Utah Population - Download All Files (21.2 MB)
DS91:  Vermont Housing - Download All Files (6.2 MB)
DS92:  Vermont Population - Download All Files (17.2 MB)
DS93:  Virginia Housing - Download All Files (14.3 MB)
DS94:  Virginia Population - Download All Files (45.7 MB)
DS95:  Washington Housing - Download All Files (12.6 MB)
DS96:  Washington Population - Download All Files (39.6 MB)
DS97:  West Virginia Housing - Download All Files (9.3 MB)
DS98:  West Virginia Population - Download All Files (25.6 MB)
DS99:  Wisconsin Housing - Download All Files (12.4 MB)
DS100:  Wisconsin Population - Download All Files (38 MB)
DS101:  Wyoming Housing - Download All Files (5.8 MB)
DS102:  Wyoming Population - Download All Files (16.6 MB)
DS103:  United States Housing - Download All Files (560 MB) large dataset
DS104:  United States Population - Download All Files (1,837.2 MB) large dataset

Study Description


United States Department of Commerce. Bureau of the Census. American Community Survey (ACS): Public Use Microdata Sample (PUMS), 2004. ICPSR04370-v1. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2008-10-14. http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR04370.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, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, United States, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming

Time Period:  

  • 2003-11--2004-12

Date of Collection:  

  • 2003-11--2004-12

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, 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.


Original ICPSR Release:  

Version History:

  • 2008-10-14 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 a full product suite and will no longer be listed as a FastTrack study.

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