Status:Closed    Asked:May 31, 2017 - 07:25 PM

Incorrect results when analyzing 1960 Census data 5% online

I am looking at homeownership by race for the city of Seattle. I used the online system to extract the data for 2011-2015 and I also performed the same search for older data. When I got to the 1960 Census, the numbers were much too high. So I did various searches in the 1960 data, and the numbers were way off each time. I'm wondering what I'm doing wrong.

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You are not doing anything wrong. This is an error that the IPUMS USA team is currently working to correct. The weight variables in the 1960 5% variables were accidentally modified as a part of the most recent data release. The source of the error has been identified and a corrected data file is currently in the process of being released to the IPUMS USA extract system. The 1960 5% file with corrected weights should be available by the end of the day Monday (6/5/2017)

I'm sorry for any inconvenience this may have caused.


Jun 01, 2017 - 01:56 PM

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Thank you for your response!


Jun 01, 2017 - 03:46 PM

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