--ALL VARIABLES--

Variable NameValue Name (category)Description (can be filled in when obvious)Recoded from Original Dataset Variables
AgeAllPopulation divided by age
AgeAll0-4Ages 0-40 <= agep <= 4
AgeAll41042Ages 5-145 <= agep <= 14
AgeAll15-24Ages 15-2415 <= agep <= 24
AgeAll25-34Ages 25-3425 <= agep <= 34
AgeAll35-44Ages 35-4435 <= agep <= 44
AgeAll45-54Ages 45-5445 <= agep <= 54
AgeAll55-64Ages 55-6455 <= agep <= 64
AgeAll65+Ages 65+agep >= 65
Age3Population divided by age
Age30-17All individuals aged 0-170 <= agep <= 17
Age318-64All individuals aged 18-6418 <= agep <= 64
Age365+All individuals aged 65 and olderagep >= 65
AgeAll4Population divided by age
AgeAll4<25Ages under 250 <= agep < 25
AgeAll425-34Ages 25-3425 <= agep <= 34
AgeAll435-44Ages 35-4435 <= agep <= 44
AgeAll445-54Ages 45-5445 <= agep <= 54
AgeAll455-64Ages 55-6455 <= agep <= 64
AgeAll465+Ages 65+agep >= 65
AgeEducAge cohorts of those 25+ for use in datasets concerning education
AgeEduc25-34Ages 25-3425 <= agep <= 34
AgeEduc35-44Ages 35-4435 <= agep <= 44
AgeEduc45-54Ages 45-5445 <= agep <= 54
AgeEduc55-64Ages 55-6455 <= agep <= 64
AgeEduc65+Ages 65+agep >= 65
AgeEldrAges 65+
AgeEldr65-74Age 65-7465 <= agep < 75
AgeEldr75-84Age 75-8475 <= agep < 85
AgeEldr85+Age 85+agep >= 85
AgeKidsAge cohorts of those 0-17 for use in datasets concerning children
AgeKids0-5Ages 0-5agep
AgeKids5-17Ages 5-17agep
AgeMarAge cohorts of those 15+ for use in datasets concerning first marriage
AgeMar15-24Ages 15-2415 <= agep <= 24
AgeMar25-34Ages 25-3425 <= agep <= 34
AgeMar35-44Ages 35-4435 <= agep <= 44
AgeMar45-54Ages 45-5445 <= agep <= 54
AgeMar55-64Ages 55-6455 <= agep <= 64
AgeMar65+Ages 65+agep >= 65
AgeProAge cohorts of those of age 25-65 for use in datasets concerning profession
AgePro25-34Ages 25-3425 <= agep <= 34
AgePro35-44Ages 35-4435 <= agep <= 44
AgePro45-54Ages 45-5445 <= agep <= 54
AgePro55-64Ages 55-6555 <= agep <= 64
AgeWorkAge cohort of those 16+ for use in datasets concerning workers
AgeWork16-24Ages 16-2416 <= agep <= 24
AgeWork25-34Ages 25-3425<= agep <= 34
AgeWork35-44Ages 35-4435<= agep <= 44
AgeWork45-54Ages 45-54 45<= agep <= 54
AgeWork55-64Ages 55-6455 <= agep <= 64
AgeWork65+Age of worker is 65+agep >= 65
AgeWork2Age cohorts for ages 16-34 for use in datasets concerning workers
AgeWork216-24Ages 16-2416 <= agep <= 24
AgeWork225-34Ages 25-3425 <= agep <= 34
AgeYngAges 18-24 for use in datasets concerning young adults
AgeYng18Age 18agep=18
AgeYng19Age 19agep=19
AgeYng20Age 20agep=20
AgeYng21Age 21agep=21
AgeYng22Age 22agep=22
AgeYng23Age 23agep=23
AgeYng24Age 24agep=24
AgeYng2Ages 18-24 for use in datasets concerning young adults
AgeYng223Age 23agep=23
AgeYng224Age 24agep=24
AgeYng225Age 25agep=25
AgeYng226Age 26agep=26
AgeYng227Age 27agep=27
AgeYng228Age 28agep=28
AsianPersons with origins in the Far East, Southeast Asia, or the Indian subcontinentRAC1P = 6
AsianChinesePeople who indicate their race as "Chinese" or who identify themselves as Cantonese or Chinese AmericanRAC2P05 = 43 or RAC2P12 = 43 or RAC2P12 = 44
AsianJapaneseRAC2P05 = 47 or RAC2P12 = 48
AsianFilipinoRAC2P05 = 44 or RAC2P12
AsianKoreanRAC2P05 = 48 or RAC2P12 = 49
AsianIndianRAC2P05 = 40 or RAC2P12 = 38
AsianVietnameseRAC2P05 = 54 or RAC2P12 = 57 then Asian = 6
AsianOtherPeople who provide a write-in response of an Asian group, such as Bangladeshi, Bhutanese, Burmese, Indochinese, Indonesian, Iwo Jiman, Madagascar, Malaysian, Maldivian, Nepalese, Okinawan, Pakistani, Singaporean, Sri Lankan, or Other Asian, not specifiedAsian = 7
EarnFull-time, year-round workers age 16+ divided by income brackets from 25k and up.
Earn<25KEarn < 25K annually wagp <= 24999
Earn25-34KEarn 25K-34,999K annually25000 <= wagp <= 34999
Earn35-49KEarn 35K-49,999K annually35000 <= wagp <= 49999
Earn50-69KEarn 50K-69,999K annually50000 <= wagp <= 69999
Earn70-99KEarn 70K-99,999K annually70000 <= wagp <= 99999
Earn100K+Earn 100K or more annuallywagp >= 100000
Earn2Full-time, year-round workers age 16+ divided by income brackets from 40k up.
Earn2<40KEarn less than 40K annuallywagp < 40000
Earn240-54KEarn 40,000K-54,999K annually40000 <= wagp < 55000
Earn255-69KEarn 55K- 69,999K55000 <= wagp < 70000
Earn270-84KEarn 70K-84,999K70000 <= wagp < 85000
Earn285-99KEarn 85K-99,999K annually85000 <= wagp < 100000
Earn2100-124KEarn 100K-124,999K100000 <= wagp < 125000
Earn2125-149KEarn 125K-149,999K annually125000 <= wagp < 150000
Earn2150-199KEarn 150K-199,999K annually150000 <= wagp < 200000
Earn2200K+Earn 200K or more annually200000 <= wagp < 250000
EarnTypeNumber and characteristics of earners in a household
EarnType2ErnrFamdual earnersWORKSTAT = 1
EarnType1ErnrMLsingle-earner maleWORKSTAT in (2,3,10)
EarnType1ErnrFMLsingle-earner femaleWORKSTAT in (4,7,13)
EarnTypeNoneno earnerWORKSTAT in (5,6,8,9,11,12,14,15)
EducEducational attainment
EducLTHSLess than high school educationSCHL < 16
EducHSGradHigh school diploma, GED, or equivalentSCHL = 16 or SCHL = 17
EducSomeCollCompleted some college (any post-secondary educational institution with 2-year, 4-year or advanced degrees, including colleges, universities and graduate programs)18 <= SCHL <= 20
EducCollGradCompleted a degree from any post-secondary educational institution with 2-year, 4-year or advanced degrees, including colleges, universities and graduate programsSCHL = 21
EducALLEducational attainment
EducALL0-9YrsPersons who have completed 0-9 years of schoolingEducAll = 0
EducALL10-12YrsPersons who have completed 10-12 years of schooling but have not graduated from high school13 <= SCHL <= 15
EducALLHSGradHigh school diploma, GED, or equivalent16 <= SCHL <= 17
EducALLSomeCollPersons who have completed some years of college but have not graduated or who have attained an Associate degree but not a Bachelor's degree18 <= SCHL <= 20
EducALLCollGradCompleted a degree from any post-secondary educational institution with 4-year or advanced degrees, including colleges, universities and graduate programsSCHL = 21
EducALLProfessionalPersons who have completed a professional school degree(MD,DDS,DDM,LLB,JD)SCHL = 22
EducALLMastersPersons who have MA, MS, Med, MSW, MBA, or other similar degreeSCHL = 23
EducALLPhD-ProfPersons who have completed a terminal degree in their field (PhD,EdD) SCHL = 24
EmpEmployment status
EmpEmpdEmployedESR in (1,2,4,5)
EmpUnempdUnemployedESR = 3
EmpNILFNot in labor forceESR = 6
Emp2Employment status with details on full-, part-, and unemployed status
Emp2EmpFullpersons with a full time jobESR in (1,2,4,5) and wkhp >= 35
Emp2EmpPartpersons with a part time jobESR in (1,2,4,5) and wkhp < 35
Emp2UnempdUnemployed- persons who are able to work and who are looking for work or laid off from a jobESR = 3
Emp2NILFNot in labor force- Persons without a job and not available for work ( retirees, homemakers, full-time students, etc.)ESR = 6
EngSpkgEnglish fluency
EngSpkgEngOnlyOnly speaks EnglishENG
EngSpkgVerywellSpeaks English very well
EngSpkgWellSpeaks English well
EngSpkgNotWellDoes not speak English well
EngSpkgNotatallDoes not speak English at all
FamSizNumber of family members from 2 to 6+
FamSiz2Family size of 2NPF = 2
FamSiz3Family size of 3NPF = 3
FamSiz4Family size of 4NPF = 4
FamSiz5Family size of 5NPF = 5
FamSiz6+Family size of 6 or moreNPF >= 6
FamTypeInformation on heads of households and marital status.
FamTypeMrrdCplMarried-couple family which includes householder and his or her spouse, as well as any children related to the householder by birth, marriage, or adoption. Such households may also include other relatives or non-relatives1 <= FES <= 4
FamTypeMaleFamMale-headed family- headed by an unmarried male and including one or more children related to the householder by birth, marriage, or adoption. Such households may also include relatives or non-relatives.5 <= FES <= 6
FamTypeFemFamFemale-headed family-headed by an unmarried male and including one or more children related to the householder by birth, marriage, or adoption. Such households may also include relatives or non-relatives.7 <= FES <= 8
Gender
GenderMalesex = '1' then gender = 1
GenderFemalesex = '2' then gender = 2
GeoResidences divided by type.
GeoCityIndividuals who live in a urban area or city center
GeoSuburbIndividuals who live in a suburban area near a central city.
GeoNonmetroIndividuals who live in non-metropolitan, rural areas.
GeoCityPersons who live in central city areas.
GeoSuburbPersons who live in suburban areas.
GeoNonmetroPersons who live outside metropolitan areas.
H-AgeAges of men datasets concerning marriage
H-Age<23Ages 22 and under. agep<=22
H-Age23Age 23.agep=23
H-Age24Age 24.agep=24
H-Age25Age 25.agep=25
H-Age26Age 26agep=26
H-Age27Age 27agep=27
H-Age28Age 28agep=28
H-Age29+Ages 29 or older. agep>=29
H-Age2Age cohorts of men datasets concerning marriage
H-Age215-24Ages 15-2415 <= agep <= 24
H-Age225-34Ages 25-34.25 <= agep <= 34
H-Age235-44Ages 35-4435 <= agep <= 44
H-Age245+Ages 45 and overagep<=45
H-Age3Age cohorts of men datasets concerning marriage
H-Age315-24Ages 15-2415 <= agep <= 24
H-Age325-34Ages 25-34.25 <= agep <= 34
H-Age335-44Ages 35-4435 <= agep <= 44
H-Age345-54Ages 45-5445 <= agep <=54
H-Age355-64Ages 55-6455 <= agep <=64
H-Age365+Ages 65 or olderagep <= 65
H-EducEducational attainment of men datasets concerning marriage
H-EducLTHSLess than high school educationSCHL < 16
H-EducHSGradHigh school diploma, GED, or equivalentSCHL = 16 or SCHL = 17
H-EducSomeCollCompleted some college (any post-secondary educational institution with 2-year, 4-year or advanced degrees, including colleges, universities and graduate programs)18 <= SCHL <= 20
H-EducCollGradCompleted a degree from any post-secondary educational institution with 4-year or advanced degrees, including colleges, universities and graduate programsSCHL = 21
H-RaceEthRace and Ethnicity of men datasets concerning marriage
H-RaceEthNHWhiteNon-Hispanic white person with origins in Europe, the Middle East or North Africahisp = 1 AND rac1p = 1
H-RaceEthBlackAn individual who identifies as Black or African Americanhisp = 1 AND rac1p = 2
H-RaceEthHispanicAn individual who identifies as "Mexican," "Mexican-American," "Chicano," "Puerto Rican," "Cuban," "Spanish," "Latino," or "Hispanic." hisp=2
H-RaceEthAsianPersons with origins in the Far East, Southeast Asia, or the Indian subcontinenthisp = 1 AND rac1p = 6
H-RaceEthAmIndianAn individual with origins in North, Central and South America who are affiliated with a tribehisp = 1 AND (rac1p = 3 OR rac1p = 4 OR rac1p = 5)
H-RaceEthNHOtherPersons who indicated "other" under race and did not identify as "Hispanic"rac1p = 7 or rac1p = 8
H-RaceEthNHMultiPersons who indicated more than one race and did not identify as "Hispanic"hisp = 1 AND rac1p = 9
HHTypeHouseholds divided by marital status and earners.
HHTypeMrrdCplmarried coupleHHT = 1
HHTypeMaleFammale-headed family householdHHT = 2
HHTypeFemFamfemale-headed family householdHHT = 3
HHTypeMaleNonfmale-headed non-family householdHHT = 4
HHTypeFemNonffemale-headed non-family householdHHT = 5
Hispanica person of Cuban, Mexican, Puerto Rican, South or Central American, or other Spanish culture or origin regardless of race.
HispanicMexicanMexicanHISP = 2
HispanicPRicanPuerto Rican HISP = 3
HispanicCubanCubanHISP = 4
HispanicCAmericCentral American5 <= HISP <= 1
HispanicSAmericSouth American 13 <= HISP <= 22
HispanicOtherIndividuals who identified as Hispanic but of an origin different than those listed in this variable. 23 <= HISP <= 24
HomeOwner
HomeOwnerHomeownerDenotes that the household head or another household member owns or co-owns the unity in which the household resides. TEN in (1,2)
HomeOwnerRenterDenotes all other households. TEN in (3,4)
ImmEntryDecade periods for use with datasets regarding entry to the US
ImmEntryNativeNative born ImmEntry = 0
ImmEntryFB<1980Years before 1980if 1 <= Decade <= 4
ImmEntryFB80-89Years 1980 -1989Decade = 5
ImmEntryFB90-99Years 1990 - 1999Decade = 6
ImmEntryFB00-currentYears from 2000 to presentDecade = 7
KidsNumber of children in a household by age.
KidsNoneNo related children presentif NOC = 0
KidsKids<6At least one child under age 6if 1 <= NOC <= 5
KidsKidsOtherAt least one child 6-17 years old, with none under age 6if NOC >= 6
MaritalMarital Status of respondants
MaritalCurMrrdAll persons married at the time of the censusMAR = 1
MaritalWidowedWindows and widowers who have not remarriedMAR = 2
MaritalDivorcedLegally divorced persons who have not remarriedMAR = 3
MaritalSeparatedIncludes persons legally separated or otherwise absent from their spouse because of marital discord.MAR = 4
MaritalNevMrrdIncludes all persons who have never been married, including persons whose only marriage(s) was annulledMAR = 5
Marital3Marital Status of respondants
Marital3CurrMrrdCurrently marriedPartner mar
Marital3NevMrrdNever marriedPartner mar
Marital3LivingTgliving togetherPartner mar
Marital3DivSepWidDivorced, separated, widowedPartner mar
Marital4Marital Status of respondants
Marital4NevMrrdNever married
Marital4LivingTgLiving together
Marital4CurMrrdcurrently married
Marital4DivorcedDivorced
Marital4Separated Separated
Marital4WidowedWidowed
MobLmtVariable regarding physical, mental, and/or emotional limitations
MobLmtyesPersons with this limitation report a physical, mental, or emotional condition of six months or more which makes going outside the home alone difficultDPHY = 1
MobLmtnoDoes not report a physical, mental, or emotional condition of six months or more which makes going outside the home difficult.DPHY = 2
OccupOccupations agregated by characteristics
OccupTopWCTop white collar-professional workers, executives, administrators, and managers
OccupOtherWCOther white collar- administrative support, clerical and sales workers, technicians, and related support occupations
OccupServiceService workers- private household, protective service, and other service workers
OccupBCBlue collar occupation
Occup2Occupations agregated by characteristics
Occup2TopWCTop white collar- professional workers, executives, administrators, and managers
Occup2OtherWCOther white collar- administrative support, clerical and sales workers, technicians, and related support occupations
Occup2ServiceService workers- private household, protective service, and other service workers
Occup2TopBCTop blue collar- "Skilled blue collar" jobs like precision production, craft, and repair workers
Occup2OtherBCOther blue collar- workers in other less skilled blue collar jobs
Occup2FarmWorkers in farm, forestry, and fishery occupations
PovWhile poverty is generally considered at the household level, individuals can also be classified as being "in-poverty" or "not in poverty." Individuals who live in family households are assigned the poverty status of that household, regardless of their income. Individuals who live in non-family households are classified based on poverty thresholds at time of data collection. PovPip
PovPovertyIndividual income falls under the poverty threshold or individual's household income falls under the poverty threshold. if PovPip < 100
PovNonPovNeither the individual's income nor the family-household income is below the poverty threshold. if PovPip >= 100
PovLevel
PovLevelPovertyHouseholds are qualified as poor, or in poverty, when the total income of the householder's family is below the poverty threshold at the time of the survey. PovPip
PovLevelNearPoorHousehold income is between 1x and 1.5x the poverty threshold. PovPip
PovLevelMiddleHousehold income is between 1.5x and 5x the poverty threshold.PovPip
PovLevelComfHousehold income is above 5x the poverty threshold.PovPip
ProjYear
ProjYear1995Population in 1995.
ProjYear2000Population in 2000.
ProjYear2005Population projections made in 2000 for the year 2005
ProjYear2010Population projections made in 2000 for the year 2010
ProjYear2015Population projections made in 2000 for the year 2015.
ProjYear2020Population projections made in 2000 for the year 2020.
RaceEth
RaceEthRaceEth combines information about race and ethnicity collected on the ACS and Census based on a person's self-identification.
RaceEthNHWhiteNon-Hispanic white person with origins in Europe, the Middle East or North Africahisp = 1 AND rac1p = 1
RaceEthBlackAn individual who identifies as Black or African Americanhisp = 1 AND rac1p = 2
RaceEthHispanicAn individual who identifies as "Mexican," "Mexican-American," "Chicano," "Puerto Rican," "Cuban," "Spanish," "Latino," or "Hispanic." hisp=2
RaceEthAsianPersons with origins in the Far East, Southeast Asia, or the Indian subcontinenthisp = 1 AND rac1p = 6
RaceEthAmIndianAn individual with origins in North, Central and South America who are affiliated with a tribehisp = 1 AND (rac1p = 3 OR rac1p = 4 OR rac1p = 5)
RaceEthNHOtherPersons who indicated "other" under race and did not identify as "Hispanic"rac1p = 7 or rac1p = 8
RaceEthNHMultiPersons who indicated more than one race and did not identify as "Hispanic"hisp = 1 AND rac1p = 9
RaceEthNonBlackEveryone who identified a race other than "Black"rac1p<>2
RaceEth2
RaceEth2NHWhiteIndividuals who identified as non-Hispanic and white. hisp = 1 AND rac1p = 1
RaceEth2BlackIndividuals who identified as black. rac1p =2
RaceEth2AllOtherAll other race and ethnic classifications. rac1p<>2 AND (hisp = 1 AND rac1p = 1)
Region
RegionNortheastGrouping of states in the Northeast region of the United States
RegionMidwestGrouping of states in the Midwest region of the United States
RegionSouthGrouping of states in the Southern region of the United States
RegionWestGrouping of States in the Western region of the United States
School
SchoolPublicSchool-age children enrolled in public schoolSCH = 2
SchoolPrivateSchool-age children enrolled in private schoolSCH = 3
SchoolNotEnrolledSchool-age children not enrolled in school SCH = 1
SelfCare
SelfCareyesPersons with this limitation report a physical, mental, or emotional condition for six months or more which makes it difficult to take care of personal needs such as dressing, bathing, or getting around inside the home.DDRS = 1
SelfCarenoDoes not report a physical, mental, or emotional condition for six months or more which makes it difficult to take care of personal needs such as dressing, bathing, or getting around inside the home.DDRS = 2
StateCal
StateCalCAIndividuals who live in CaliforniaST = 6
StateCalRestofUSIndividuals who live outside of Californiaelse StateCal = 0
StateUSA
StateUSACAU.S. state, CaliforniaST = 06
StateUSAFLU.S. state, FloridaST = 12
StateUSAILU.S. state, IllinoisST = 17
StateUSANJU.S. state, New JerseyST = 34
StateUSANYU.S. state, New YorkST = 36
StateUSATXU.S. state, TexasST = 48
StateUSAVTU.S. state, VermontST = 50
StateUSARestofUSRest of the United StatesST = 08
W-AgeAges for use in datasets concerning married women
W-Age<23Age 22agep=22
W-Age23Age 23agep=23
W-Age24Age 24agep=24
W-Age25Age 25agep=25
W-Age26Age 26agep=26
W-Age27Age 27agep=27
W-Age28Age 28agep=28
W-Age29+Ages 29+agep >= 29
W-Age2Ages for use in datasets concerning married women
W-Age215-24Ages 15-2415 <= agep <= 24
W-Age225-34Ages 25-3425 <= agep <= 34
W-Age235-44Ages 35-4435 <= agep <= 44
W-Age245+Ages 45+agep =>45
W-Age3Ages for use in datasets concerning married women
W-Age315-24Ages 15-2415 <= agep <= 24
W-Age325-34Ages 25-3425 <= agep <= 34
W-Age335-44Ages 35-4435 <= agep <= 44
W-Age345-54Ages 45-5445 <= agep <= 54
W-Age355-64Ages 55-6455 <= agep <= 64
W-Age365+Ages 65+agep =>65
W-Age4Ages for use in datasets concerning married women
W-Age415-24Ages 15-2415 <= agep <= 24
W-Age425-34Ages 25-3425 <= agep <= 34
W-Age435-44Ages 35-4435 <= agep <= 44
W-Age445-54Ages 45-5445 <= agep <= 54
W-Age455+Ages 55+agep => 55
W-Educ
W-EducLTHSLess than high school educationSCHL < 16
W-EducHSGradHigh school diploma, GED, or equivalentSCHL = 16 or SCHL = 17
W-EducSomeCollCompleted some college (any post-secondary educational institution with 2-year, 4-year or advanced degrees, including colleges, universities and graduate programs)18 <= SCHL <= 20
W-EducCollGradCompleted a degree from any post-secondary educational institution with 4-year or advanced degrees, including colleges, universities and graduate programsSCHL = 21
W-RaceEth
W-RaceEthNHWhiteNon-Hispanic white person with origins in Europe, the Middle East or North Africahisp = 1 AND rac1p = 1
W-RaceEthBlackAn individual who identifies as Black or African Americanhisp = 1 AND rac1p = 2
W-RaceEthHispanicAn individual who identifies as "Mexican," "Mexican-American," "Chicano," "Puerto Rican," "Cuban," "Spanish," "Latino," or "Hispanic." hisp=2
W-RaceEthAsianPersons with origins in the Far East, Southeast Asia, or the Indian subcontinenthisp = 1 AND rac1p = 6
W-RaceEthAmIndianAn individual with origins in North, Central and South America who are affiliated with a tribehisp = 1 AND (rac1p = 3 OR rac1p = 4 OR rac1p = 5)
W-RaceEthNHOtherPersons who indicated "other" under race and did not identify as "Hispanic"rac1p = 7 or rac1p = 8
W-RaceEthNHMultiPersons who indicated more than one race and did not identify as "Hispanic"hisp = 1 AND rac1p = 9
WorkHrs
WorkHrsFull35Employed individuals who usually work more than 35 hours per week. wkhp >= 35
WorkHrs20-34Individuals who usually work 20-34 hours a week. 20 <= wkhp < 34
WorkHrs41200Individuals who usually work 10-19 hours a week. 10 <= wkhp < 19
WorkHrs<10Individuals who usually work less than 10 hours a week. 0 <= wkhp < 10
WrkLmt
WrkLmtyesPersons with this limitation report a physical, mental, or emotional condition of six months or more which makes working at a job or business difficult.DOUT = 1
WrkLmtnoDoes not report a physical, mental, or emotional condition of six months or more which makes working at a job or business difficult. DOUT = 2
YearTrend
YearTrend1950
YearTrend1960
YearTrend1970
YearTrend1980
YearTrend1990
YearTrend2000
YearTrendcurrent