Options for getting IPUMS-CPS data
Make your own customized extract
- Register for access to use the data extraction system. The data and documentation are free, and approval is instantaneous.
- Create an extract using the free online extraction system.
- We will email you when the extract is ready. Usually it takes less than an hour.
- Download your customized dataset, codebook, and statistics package syntax file.
- Having trouble?
- See our instructions for using the data extraction system.
- See our instructions for opening an extract on your PC.
- Feel free to ask us for help.
Use our online data analysis system
- Don't have a statistics package? Just looking for a quick statistic? Make tables and more with this easy-to-use online data analysis system. IPUMS-CPS datasets from 1962-2009 are available.
All IPUMS datasets come compressed. There are many applications available for decompressing files. The links below direct you to some of the more popular shareware and freeware programs.
- WinZip and WinRAR: the most popular compression applications for Windows. WinRAR is also available for Mac and Linux.
- MacGZIP and Stuffit Expander: the most popular compression applications for Macs