Amazing repository of population data

Data nerds like me will enjoy wallowing in the Integrated Public Use Microdata Series, a massive collection of U.S. Census microdata that’s been made available to anyone for social and economic research. From the website:

IPUMS-USA is a project dedicated to collecting and distributing United States census data. Its goals are to:

  • Collect and preserve data and documentation
  • Harmonize data
  • Disseminate the data absolutely free!

We are cautioned to “use it for GOOD — never for EVIL.” ‘Nuff said.

The project is funded by the National Science Foundation, Sun Microsystems, the University of Minnesota and the National Institutes of Health.

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