The U.S. Census Bureau released the 2015 one-year American Community Survey (ACS) Public Use Microdata Sample (PUMS) file on October 20. The resource is now available via American FactFinder and DataFerrett. Each year, the Census Bureau makes PUMS files available to the public so that researchers can more closely analyze the ACS data. The PUMS files contain records on a subsample of housing units and information from the complete ACS questionnaire. Users can employ PUMS data to run custom tabulations not available in the Census Bureau’s standard summary tables.
Data documentation for the latest PUMS file are at: http://bit.ly/2eq3BIu
The 2015 one-year PUMS file can be downloaded at American FactFinder.