- Questionnaire Text
- Source Variables
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MIGCITY5 reports the city where the respondent resided 5 years ago, if that city could be identified under the confidentiality requirements of a given sample.
For the 1980 census, the universe is dependent on the variable, MIGSAMP.
MIGCITY5 is a 4-digit numeric code reporting the city where the respondent resided 5 years ago, if that city could be identified under the confidentiality requirements of a given sample. MIGCITY5 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).
MIGCITY5 Specific Variable Codes
0000 = N/A and Not Identifiable
0001 = Not Ascertained (1940)
See the codes of CITY for list of MIGCITY5 codes.
For 1940, MIGCITY5 only identifies the central cities of select metropolitan areas (those meeting the confidentiality requirements outlined in CITY and METAREA). For 1980-2000, MIGCITY5 is constructed using the method described in CITY (i.e., derived from the PUMA or county group of residence 5 years ago, see the PUMA variable description for more information on PUMAs). In all years, numerous large cities cannot be identified. In 1990 and 2000, a number of cities identified in CITY are not identified in MIGCITY5.
The following cities in each of the 1990 samples are not uniquely identifiable within the three digits of detail provided in MIGPUMA:
|Metro Sample||State Sample|
|0010||Akron, OH||0010||Akron, OH|
|0130||Allentown, PA||0130||Allentown, PA|
|2090||Erie, PA||0190||Anaheim, CA|
|2390||Fullerton, CA||2090||Erie, PA|
|2930||Huntington Beach, CA||2390||Fullerton, CA|
|3490||Las Vegas, NV||2930||Huntington Beach, CA|
|4130||Milwaukee, WI||3490||Las Vegas, NV|
|5330||Philadelphia, PA||4130||Milwaukee, WI|
|5370||Pittsburgh, PA||5350||Phoenix, AZ|
|5430||Plano, TX||5370||Pittsburgh, PA|