2010 Place-of-Work PUMA Definitions

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The 2010 definitions of Place-of-Work Public Use Microdata Areas (Place-of-Work PUMAs) are used in 2012 and later ACS and PRCS samples to identify where respondents worked. See the PWPUMA00 variable description for more information.

The 2005-2011 ACS and PRCS samples use 2000 Place-of-Work PUMA definitions. In Multi-Year ACS/PRCS files, PUMA boundaries depend on the year the respondent was interviewed. (See MULTYEAR.) For example, in the 2010-2012 3-year ACS sample, responses from 2010 and 2011 use 2000 definitions of Place-of-Work PUMAs, while responses from 2012 use 2010 definitions.

Composition and Relationship Files

For relationships between 2000 PUMAs and Place-of-Work PUMAs, see the 2000 Place-of-Work PUMAs resource page.

Map of 2010 and 2000 Place-of-Work PUMAs

Zooming into an area of interest on the map below will show both the 2010 (in blue) and 2000 (in orange) Place-of-Work PUMAs. Gray lines represent County boundaries. Clicking on an area will highlight and describe the 2010 Place-of-Work PUMA, 2000 Place-of-Work PUMA, and county associated with the selected area. You can select which boundaries you want to view using the Layers menu at the top of the map.

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Boundary File

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