I’m trying to download the metro variable for 2012, but it doesn’t appear to be available. Will it be? If so,when?
I'm trying to download the metro variable for 2012, but it doesn't appear to be available. Will it be? If so,when?
Because the 2012 ACS PUMS is the first dataset to use the new PUMA codes (based on the 2010 Census), METRO and METAREA (as well as other variables that depend on PUMA, listed in the release note for the 2012 ACS) has not yet been created. The new variables are currently being created, and while IPUMS-USA does not yet have an estimated release date for 2012 ACS METRO and METAREA variables, we hope to make them available by the end of the summer or early fall. If you are interested in a specific metro area, you may be able to generate these variables yourself using the Data Files and Web applications available through TIGERweb.
I hope this helps.