- Questionnaire Text
- Source Variables
- Editing Procedure
INCRETIR reports how much pre-tax retirement, survivor, and disability pension income, other than Social Security, the respondent received during the previous year. The censuses 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. Only these broad categories were mentioned on the forms for the 2000 census, the ACS and the PRCS. In 1990, the form specifically mentioned income from annuities, IRAs, and KEOGH plans, and listed all possible sources of pension and disability income (government, employer, union, and the military).
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.
INCRETIR is a 6-digit numeric code reporting how much pre-tax retirement, survivor, and disability pension income, other than Social Security, the respondent received during the previous year. INCRETIR 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 below 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).
INCRETIR Specific Variable Codes
999999 = N/A
|ACS (2003-onward)||99.5th Percentile in State**|
|PRCS (2005-onward)||99.5th Percentile in State**|