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MIGPLAC5
State or country of residence 5 years ago

Description

MIGPLAC5 reports the U.S. state, outlying territory or foreign country where the respondent was living 5 years ago.

Codes and Frequencies



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Comparability

As the universe statement indicates, users must appropriately restrict cases for comparisons across years, using information in the AGE and MIGRATE5 variables.

For the 1940, 1970 Form 2, and 2000 samples, the specific foreign country where the person lived 5 years ago is reported; for the other samples, only "abroad, not specified" is given for persons living outside the U.S. and its territories 5 years ago.

In 1980, responses to questions about migration were coded for only half the persons included in the IPUMS. These cases provide accurate proportional distributions but not correct absolute numbers for the general population. For correct absolute numbers, users should select cases coded as 2 in MIGSAMP and multiply by 2 as well as by PERWT.

The 5 percent sample of census 2000 provides significantly less detail than is available for other years (see Migration Codes for 5 percent sample of census 2000). For all other years, the coding scheme for MIGPLAC5 is nearly identical to that for birthplace (BPL). However, since MIGPLAC5 is a three-column variable and BPL is five columns, some differences were unavoidable. The following areas do not have the same general code in MIGPLAC5 as in BPL:

 Territory    MIGPLAC    BPL  
  English Canada    151     150 10-70  
 French Canada    152    150 80-83  
 Belize    211    210 10  
 Costa Rica    212    210 20  
 El Salvador    213    210 30  
 Guatemala    214    210 40  
 Honduras    215    210 50  
 Nicaragua    216    210 60  
 Panama    217    210 70  
 Canal Zone    218    210 71  
 Central America, ns    219    210 90  
 Dominican Republic    261    260 10  
 Haiti    262    260 20  
 Jamaica    263    260 30  
 British West Indies    264    260 40-69  
 Trinidad & Tobago    266    260 60  
 Other West Indies    267    260 70-95  
 Argentina    305    300 05  
 Bolivia    310    300 10  
 Brazil    315    300 15  
 Chile    320    300 20  
 Colombia    325    300 25  
 Ecuador    330    300 30  
 Paraguay    345    300 45  
 Peru    350    300 50  
 Uruguay    360    300 60  
 Venezuela    365    300 65  
 South America, ns    390    300 90  
 Northern Ireland    415    414 10  
 Dodecanese Islands    434    433 10  
 Italy    435    434 00  
 Azores    437    436 10  
 Byelorussia    496    465 10  
 Ukraine    498    465 30  
 Pakistan    525    521 40  
 Northern Africa    610    600 10-19  
 Egypt/UAR    612    600 12  
 Central Africa    670    600 70-82  
 Southern Africa    690    600 90-96  
 South Africa    694    600 94  
 Africa, ns/nec    699    600 99  
 Australia    701    700 10-12  
 New Zealand    702    700 20  
 US Pacific Trust    715    710 40-49  
 Abroad, ns    911    900 10  
 At sea    912    900 20  

MIGPLAC1 provides analogous information on state or country of residence one year ago, for 1950 (for sample-line persons only) and for the ACS and the PRCS.

Universe

  • 1940: Persons age 5+.
  • 1970: Persons age 5+ who lived in different state 5 years ago (Form 2 samples); persons age 14+ (Form 1 samples).
  • 1980: Persons age 5+; 50 percent of cases (see MIGSAMP).
  • 1990-2000: Persons age 5+ who lived in different house 5 years ago.

Availability

United States
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  • 2001: --
  • 2000: 5%; 1% old; 1% unwt; 1%
  • 1990: All samples
  • 1980: 5% state; 1% metro; 1% urban
  • 1970: All samples
  • 1960: 5%
  • 1950: --
  • 1940: All samples
  • 1930: --
  • 1920: --
  • 1910: --
  • 1900: --
  • 1880: --
  • 1870: --
  • 1860: --
  • 1850: --
Puerto Rico
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  • 2000: All samples
  • 1990: All samples
  • 1980: All samples
  • 1970: All samples
  • 1930: --
  • 1920: --
  • 1910: --

Flags

QMIGPLC5 

Editing Procedure

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