I would like to use total family income in IPUMS USA to calculate the percentiles of income distributions in US cities/MSAs. My question is which weight should I apply. (1) There is a household weight and a person weight, but I’m not sure which applies to the families. (2) From reading the documentation, it seems that the weights are used to get a nationally representative sample. I’m not sure if they can be used to estimate city/MSA-level measures.

Thank you in advance of your help!

Jo-Lynn