Data Cart

Your data extract

0 variables
0 samples
View Cart
YRSUSA2
Years in the United States, intervalled

Description

YRSUSA2 reports how long a person who was born in a foreign country or U.S. outlying area had been living in the United States.

Other immigration variables are available; see the following table:

table_208.html
  USA Puerto Rico

Year immigrated

YRIMMIG YRIMMIPR
Number of years living in area (continuous; limited availability) YRSUSA1 YRSPR
Number of years living in area (intervalled; wide availability) YRSUSA2 YRSPR2

Codes and Frequencies



Can't find the category you are looking for? Try the Detailed codes

Comparability

In 1900, the census asked for both the year of immigration (see YRIMMIG) and the number of complete years elapsed since the person's arrival (reported in YRSUSA2). These variables are occasionally inconsistent, and the IPUMS preserves this original detail. Inconsistencies may indicate that persons spent time living outside the United States after their original arrival, for instance. The form gave no explicit directions for such cases, so enumerators and/or respondents may have interpreted them inconsistently.

For all other years (the 1910, 1920, 1930, and 1970-2000 censuses, and the ACS), YRSUSA2 is constructed from the information available in YRIMMIG, since there was no separate question about years in the United States.

The 1910, 1920, and 1930 censuses asked for the year of the person's first arrival in the U.S.; the 1970, 1980, and 1990 censuses asked when the person first came to stay; the 2000 census and ACS asked when the person came to live in the U.S. In the 1990 and 2000 censuses and the ACS, the question was asked of persons born in outlying areas, as well as of the foreign-born. In 1900-1930, persons born in outlying areas were legally considered foreign-born and are therefore included. The universe for 1970-1980 is not completely comparable, because these years did not include persons born in outlying areas.

The samples from 1970 to 1990 reported multi-year intervals rather than the precise year of immigration. YRSUSA2 provides the most compatible categories possible from these years, and applies the same intervals to 1900-1930, the 2000 census, and the ACS.

Information on years in the United States by single years is available for the 1900-1930 period and for 2000 onward in the variable YRSUSA1. Equivalent information for Puerto Rico data is available in YRSPR.

Universe

  • 1900-1930: Foreign-born persons. Not available in Hawaii; not available for Puerto Rico
  • 1970: Foreign-born persons.
  • 1980: Foreign-born persons who were not citizens at birth.
  • 1990-2000: Foreign-born persons and persons born in U.S. outlying areas.
  • ACS: Foreign-born persons and persons born in U.S. outlying areas.

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: All samples
  • 2003: All samples
  • 2002: All samples
  • 2001: All samples
  • 2000: All samples
  • 1990: All samples
  • 1980: All samples
  • 1970: 1% state fm1; 1% metro fm1; 1% neigh fm1
  • 1960: --
  • 1950: --
  • 1940: --
  • 1930: All samples
  • 1920: All samples
  • 1910: All samples
  • 1900: All samples
  • 1880: --
  • 1870: --
  • 1860: --
  • 1850: --
Puerto Rico
  • 2017: --
  • 2016: --
  • 2015: --
  • 2014: --
  • 2013: --
  • 2012: --
  • 2011: --
  • 2010: --
  • 2009: --
  • 2008: --
  • 2007: --
  • 2006: --
  • 2005: --
  • 2000: --
  • 1990: --
  • 1980: --
  • 1970: --
  • 1930: --
  • 1920: --
  • 1910: --

Flags

QYRIMM 

Editing Procedure

There is no editing procedure available for this variable.