- Questionnaire Text
- Source Variables
- Editing Procedure
INCBUS00 reports each respondent's net pre-income-tax self-employment income from a business, professional practice, or farm, for the previous calendar year. The 2000 census collected information on income received from these sources during the previous calendar year; for the ACS and the PRCS, the reference period was the past 12 months.
The figure is the amount earned after subtracting business expenses from gross receipts. It includes any money earned working for one's own concern(s). No distinction was made between incorporated and unincorporated businesses.
Amounts are expressed in contemporary dollars, and users studying change over time must adjust for inflation (See INCTOT for Consumer Price Index adjustment factors). The exception is the ACS/PRCS multi-year files, where all dollar amounts have been standardized to dollars as valued in the final year of data included in the file (e.g., 2007 dollars for the 2005-2007 3-year file). Additionally, more detail may be available than exists in the original ACS samples.
User Note: ACS respondents are surveyed throughout the year, and amounts do not reflect calendar year dollars. While the Census Bureau provides an adjustment factor (available in ADJUST), this is an imperfect solution. See the ACS income variables note for further details.
INCBUS00 is a 6-digit numeric variable reporting each respondent's net pre-income-tax self-employment income from a business, professional practice, or farm, for the previous calendar year. INCBUS00 specific variable codes for missing, edited, or unidentified observations, observations not applicable (N/A), observations not in universe (NIU), top and bottom value coding, etc. are provided by Census year (and data sample if specified).
User Note: Amounts are expressed in contemporary dollars, and users studying change over time must adjust for inflation (See Description).
INCBUS00 Specific Variable Codes
000001 = $1 or break even (2000, 2005-2007 ACS)
999999 = N/A
|Census||Bottom Code||Top Code|
|ACS(2003-onward)||-$9,999||99.5th Percentile in State*|
|PRCS (2005-onward)||-$9,999||99.5th Percentile in State*|