Sample of survey data that provide anonymized observations from individual people or housing units.
U.S. Census microdata from 1790 to 2010 and American Community Survey microdata from 2000 to the present. You will need to create a free account with IPUMS to access the data. This account is not connected to your WVU account.
To access data you will need to create an account with IPUMS. Your account with IPUMS is not related to WVU.
This will allow you to build a data extract using selected samples and variables.
Run quick analysis with selected variables and samples.
Additional tools and data sets available through IPUMS.
Allows you to select survey, data range, and sample size. Click on the name or sample size to get a description of the survey or sample size. When you have your samples selected click Submit Sample Selections to add them to your cart.
You can select your variables by either category (household or person). You can also browse variables using the A-Z or use search to find a variable with keywords.
Consistently coded across census years.
Original variable names that are unique to the sample and have not been recoded to match across surveys.
Click on a category or locate variables using browse or search to access information about available variables.
Click on the name of the variable to learn more about it.
Description: description of the variable.
Codes: value labels and time frame availability.
Universe: how the value has changed over time.
Availability: time range available.
X - data is available
. - data is not available
Click on the to add variable to cart.
Allows you to view export options for variables and samples that you have selected.
Allows you to choose export options.
Use the default format. You can get the syntax for the software program you are using and it help IPUMS server to use .dat files.
Revise and specify your dataset.
Exports dataset. When your data is ready you can download the data, the syntax for the software program, and the codebook.
Provides access to American Community Survey (ACS) and Current Population Survey (CPS) Public Use Microdata sample files.
1Select a dataset (survey) and vintage (year) and click Next.
2Select a variable(s) by clicking on the checkbox next to it.
3Click on the geographies tab to add the area you want to data on.
4Click on the data cart tab to see what data you have selected.
5Click on the table layout tab to adjust what variable are in you table and where they appear.
6When you have everything properly selected click on the download tab.
Searchable repository of Census data using the ICPSR interface. Contains multiple surveys and provides datasets in multiple formats and with codebooks.
1Search for datasets using the search box or click on browse to see all 963 datasets.
2On your results page you will see the listing of studies that your search produced in the middle of the screen.
3To access the data, simply click on the title of the study your are interested in.
4To download the data and documentation, click on Download.
Restricted-use data are distributed in cases when removing potentially identifying information would significantly impair the analytic potential of the data, or in cases where data contain highly sensitive personal information and cannot be shared as a public-use file. In these circumstances, ICPSR provides access to a restricted-use version that retains the confidential data but requires controlled conditions for accessing them. Access is only granted following an application process during which researchers agree to follow strict legal and electronic requirements for maintaining data confidentiality. The sections below provide further information on locating, applying for, and accessing restricted data at ICPSR.