I’m interested in building weights to go from 1960 PUMAs to commuting zones (as defined in David Dorne’s website). In order to build them, I need to have information in the population counts for each PUMA-country overlap. I understand that the Census Bureau provides this files for 1990 and 2000 but I’m not sure if the information is also available for 1960 pumas.
Are there population counts for each PUMA-country overlap for the 1960 Census as there is for the 1990 Census?
I’ve attached a spreadsheet that contains the population count of each 1960 puma. This should provide you with the information you need.
Let us know if you have any questions.
Tract_PUMAMINI_pops_.xlsx (1.52 MB)
Could also provide me the population counts for each PUMA-county overlap for the 2000 Census or is there a website from which I can download these files?
I think the information you are looking for can be found in two places. First, this page under IPUMS geographic tools has information on PUMA population counts. Second, you can use the MABLE/GeoCorr12 tool to find population overlap between counties and PUMAs.
I hope this helps.