2020 Place-of-Work PUMA Definitions

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The 2020 definitions of Place-of-Work Public Use Microdata Areas (Place-of-Work PUMAs) are used in 2022 and later ACS and PRCS samples to identify where respondents worked. See the PWPUMA00 variable description for more information.

In multi-year ACS/PRCS files, PUMA boundaries depend on the year the respondent was interviewed. (See MULTYEAR.) For example, in the 2018-2022 5-year ACS sample, responses from 2018 through 2021 use 2010 definitions of Place-of-Work PUMAs, while responses from 2022 use 2020 definitions.

Each 2020 Place-of-Work PUMA corresponds exactly to one or more 2020 PUMAs and also to one or more 2022 counties or county equivalents. We provide two composition files for 2020 Place-of-Work PUMAs below: one identifying component PUMAs and another identifying component counties or county equivalents.

2020 Place-of-Work PUMAs and Migration PUMAs are identical, so we provide the same composition files for both entities.

Composition and Relationship Files

Web Map of 2010 and 2020 Place-of-Work PUMAs

The map below shows the 2020 (in blue) and 2010 (in orange) Place-of-Work PUMA definitions. Clicking on the map will highlight and identify the 2010 and 2020 Place-of-Work PUMAs for the selected location. You can select which boundaries you want to view in the Layer List, accessed through the button at the top left.

Boundary File

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