Options for getting IPUMS-CPS data

Make your own customized extract

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.

Decompressing datasets

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