Technical Support

Frequently Asked Questions

Want to know more about IPUMS USA? See our FAQ.

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Video Tutorials

If you are having trouble with the IPUMS extraction or online analysis system, please see our brief tutorials for an introduction to our website:

Video Tutorials

Questions and Answers

For specific questions about the data or website, please search for an answer on our user forum. You can also ask a question there, which one of our staff members or a fellow user will answer.

User Forum

User Feedback / Errors

We also welcome suggestions and feedback about errors, inconsistencies, or ambiguities in the data and documentation. If you discover a significant error, we will happily send you a complimentary IPUMS mug. Please send feedback to

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