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United States, PUMA 1980 [Level 2, GIS]

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GEO2_US1980 identifies the household's County groups within United States in 1980. County groups are the second level administrative units of the country for census purposes, after states. A GIS map (in shapefile format), corresponding to GEO2_US1980 can be downloaded from the GIS Boundary files page in the IPUMS International web site. The GIS boundary files for GEO2_US1980 are based on the U.S. Census Bureau’s 2000 TIGER/Line files.

The full set of geography variables for United States can be found in the IPUMS International Geography variables list. For cross-national geographic analysis on the first and second major administrative level of any country refer to GEOLEV1, and GEOLEV2. More information on IPUMS-International geography can be found here.

More details on construction of PUMAs can be found in IPUMS USA website. The following excel file lists GEO2_US1980 and their relationship to CONSPUMA.

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  • All households and group quarters; not available for Puerto Rico.


  • United States: 1980