ACS 5-year 2019 Data Release

I saw on ACS’ website that they plan to release their 5-year 2015-2019 data on December 10, 2020. Will that data be released on the same date for IPUMS?

IPUMS will not release the 2015-19 ACS 5 year data on December 10, 2020. We will start processing the data on that day, but it typically takes us a few weeks to have it ready for release. Our goal is to have the data posted within four weeks of the Census’ release.

There are two types of 5-year ACS data that IPUMS redistributes…

The previous reply was referring to the ACS summary tables. The Census will release the 2015-2019 5-year summary tables on December 10, and IPUMS NHGIS aims to release those tables within 4 weeks.

If you’re instead looking for microdata from IPUMS USA, the Census will release the 2015-2019 5-year PUMS file on January 14, 2021, and IPUMS USA is usually able to release its version about a month after the Census release.