How do you select specific STATES from the master list of IPUMS?


I am trying to extract demographic data only from 2010 IPUMS and only from states of IL and TX, but cannot figure out how to do so - the current download version gives me information on all states, which cannot fit on an excel file.



You can limit your extract to only states you are interested in by adding the STATEFIP variable to your extract and then performing case selection on it. More details on using the case selection feature can be found starting on PDF page 9 of the extract instructions.