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PUMASUPR
Super Public Use Microdata Area

Description

PUMASUPR identifies the Super-PUMA where the housing unit was located. A Super-PUMA (Super Public Use Microdata Area) is a geographic area with 400,000+ residents. In the 1 percent sample of census 2000, Super-PUMA is the smallest geographical division available.

Some states have a total population size that is not large enough to support division into two or more Super-PUMAs. These states are: Alaska, Delaware, North Dakota, South Dakota, Vermont, and Wyoming. Washington, D.C. also does not have sufficient population for Super-PUMA subdivision.

The closest equivalent to PUMASUPR is PUMA, available in 1990, the 5 percent sample of census 2000, and the 2005-onward ACS/PRCS samples. PUMAs have a minimum population of 100,000. Unlike PUMA codes, Super-PUMA codes are unique; they do not repeat from state to state. Super-PUMAs do not cross state lines.

Note about 2012 ACS samples: The Census Bureau redraws PUMA boundaries every 10 years based on population information gathered from the most recent decennial census. The 2012 ACS files are the first to use the new PUMA codes and boundaries based on the 2010 Decennial Census. The Census Bureau did not define new Super PUMAs for the 2010 Decennial Census.

Codes

PUMASUPR is a 5-digit numeric variable identifying the Super-PUMA where the housing unit was located. A Super-PUMA (Super Public Use Microdata Area) is a geographic area with 400,000+ residents. In the 1 percent sample of Census 2000, Super-PUMA is the smallest geographical division available. Some states have a total population size that is not large enough to support division into two or more Super-PUMAs. These states are: Alaska, Delaware, North Dakota, South Dakota, Vermont, and Wyoming. Washington, D.C. also does not have sufficient population for Super-PUMA subdivision. The closest equivalent to PUMASUPR is PUMA, available in 1990, the 5 percent sample of census 2000, and the 2005-onward ACS/PRCS samples. PUMAs have a minimum population of 100,000. Unlike PUMA codes, Super-PUMA codes are unique; they do not repeat from state to state. Super-PUMAs do not cross state lines. PUMASUPR 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).

PUMASUPR Specific Variable Codes
See Census 2000 based PUMA and Super-PUMA Maps, Boundary files and Detailed Composition for details regarding PUMASUPR codes.

User Note: Two Super-PUMAs in Louisiana (22701 and 22800) were combined as Super-PUMA 22999 in the 2006-2011 ACS and in the 2005-2007 ACS 3-Year file. This is because these two Super-PUMAs no longer had sufficient population to be included as separate entities due the effects of hurricane Katrina.

Comparability

This variable is completely comparable across the 2000 Census sample and the 2005-onward ACS and PRCS samples. Super-PUMAs were not used before 2000. They are not comparable to PUMAs in 1990.

Universe

  • 2000: All households and group quarters.
  • ACS, PRCS: All households and group quarters.

Availability

United States
  • 2016: --
  • 2015: --
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  • 2013: --
  • 2012: --
  • 2011: All samples
  • 2010: ACS; ACS 3yr; ACS 5yr
  • 2009: All samples
  • 2008: All samples
  • 2007: All samples
  • 2006: All samples
  • 2005: All samples
  • 2004: --
  • 2003: --
  • 2002: --
  • 2001: --
  • 2000: 5%; 1% old; 1% unwt; 1%
  • 1990: --
  • 1980: --
  • 1970: --
  • 1960: --
  • 1950: --
  • 1940: --
  • 1930: --
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  • 1880: --
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  • 1860: --
  • 1850: --
Puerto Rico
  • 2016: --
  • 2015: --
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  • 2012: --
  • 2011: All samples
  • 2010: PRCS; PRCS 3yr; PRCS 5yr
  • 2009: All samples
  • 2008: All samples
  • 2007: All samples
  • 2006: All samples
  • 2005: All samples
  • 2000: All samples
  • 1990: --
  • 1980: --
  • 1970: --
  • 1930: --
  • 1920: --
  • 1910: --

Flags

This variable has no flags.

Editing Procedure

There is no editing procedure available for this variable.