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PWCOUNTY
Place of work: county

Description

PWCOUNTY identifies the county (or county equivalent) where the respondent worked, if the respondent's workplace was in an identifiable county.

PWCOUNTY uses the Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) coding scheme, as is used by COUNTYFIP. FIPS county codes are state-dependent, so PWCOUNTY must be combined with state codes (see PWSTATE2) to distinguish counties located in different states.

The source PUMS files do not directly identify place-of-work counties. IPUMS instead identifies counties, where possible, from Place-of-Work PUMAs (PWPUMA00).

PWCOUNTY identifies a county if and only if:

  • it was coterminous with a single Place-of-Work PUMA; or
  • it contained multiple Place-of-Work PUMAs, none of which extended into other counties.

For a listing of the counties that PWCOUNTY identifies, see the "MIG-PW" sheets in this Excel document:

Codes

PWCOUNTY is a 3-digit numeric variable that identifies the county (or county equivalent) where the respondent worked using the Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) coding scheme.

PWCOUNTY-Specific Variable Code
000 = County not identifiable from public-use data

For a listing of PWCOUNTY codes and the counties they identify, see the "MIG-PW" sheets in this Excel document:

Comparability

This variable is comparable across years, but county boundaries change over time.

Universe

  • 2000: Persons age 16+ who worked last week.
  • ACS, PRCS: Persons age 16+ who worked last week.

Availability

United States
  • 2017: All samples
  • 2016: All samples
  • 2015: All samples
  • 2014: All samples
  • 2013: All samples
  • 2012: All samples
  • 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% unwt
  • 1990: --
  • 1980: --
  • 1970: --
  • 1960: --
  • 1950: --
  • 1940: --
  • 1930: --
  • 1920: --
  • 1910: --
  • 1900: --
  • 1880: --
  • 1870: --
  • 1860: --
  • 1850: --
Puerto Rico
  • 2017: All samples
  • 2016: All samples
  • 2015: All samples
  • 2014: All samples
  • 2013: All samples
  • 2012: All samples
  • 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: PR 5%
  • 1990: --
  • 1980: --
  • 1970: --
  • 1930: --
  • 1920: --
  • 1910: --

Flags

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Editing Procedure

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