Question

Status:Closed    Asked:Jan 31, 2018 - 11:42 AM

Detroit does not appear in the MIGCITY variable

I'm trying desperately to identify records where Detroit is the origin city of people who moved out of the city to elsewhere in Michigan. I have a download of Michigan records with the MIGCITY variable, but Detroit does not appear as one of the cities. Why?


I can't solve my problem with MIGPUMA1 or MIGPUMA5 because the recoding from PUMA to MIGPUMA merged Detroit with the rest of Wayne County -- a stupid decision of 15-20 years ago!

 
Do you have the same question? Follow this Question
 

Staff Answer

Unfortunately, you won't be able to identify Detroit with MIGCITY. MIGCITY is constructed based on MIGPUMAs in the 1990 forward samples. Since MIGPUMAs are usually larger than PUMAs and have their own confidentiality restrictions, there are very few cities of migration that are identifiable.

However, if your analysis could still be of value using metropolitan area (MIGMET1), it looks like Detroit, MI is available for several samples.

 

Feb 02, 2018 - 09:46 AM

0
0
Report it

OTHER QUESTIONS NEEDING ANSWERS

Occupation, 2010 basis consistency for groups
There is no oberservation for same individual between 1976 December and 1977 ...
IPUMS International error message - Page you were looking for doesn't exist
Is there a list of occupations with corresponding SEI scores attached, from t...
Question about IND1990 for not in the labor force
I am researching the city of Buxton, Iowa in 1910. How do I get data showing ...
Login   |   Register

Recently Active Members

View More »

Share |