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.