ACS Data

Data Sets

CEPR Uniform Data Extracts of the ACS 1-year PUMS are available to download in Stata format, for 2005-2018 panels.

Our Stata programs are the major source for information on our extracts. For the ACS, the programs can be found here. Our Stata code show the changes we made to the original raw ACS variables in order to create our extract.

The latest version of the CEPR ACS Uniform Extracts is Version 1.5. See the changelog for a complete listing of changes.

Each compressed file is about 725Mb; uncompressed, each Stata data file is about 2.5GB. If you don’t want to download the data, you can replicate the CEPR ACS Uniform Data Extracts by using our programs. For data in other formats, please contact us.


If you use the CEPR Uniform Extracts of the ACS in your research, please cite them as

  • Center for Economic and Policy Research. 2020. ACS Uniform Extracts, Version 1.5. Washington, DC.

The timestamp and version of your downloaded dataset can be found using the Stata –describe, short–command.

Please contact us if you publish any research using this data, so we can list your work on our CEPR Uniform Extracts publications page.