Incorrect results when analyzing 1960 Census data 5% online


#1

I am looking at homeownership by race for the city of Seattle. I used the online system to extract the data for 2011-2015 and I also performed the same search for older data. When I got to the 1960 Census, the numbers were much too high. So I did various searches in the 1960 data, and the numbers were way off each time. I’m wondering what I’m doing wrong.


#2

You are not doing anything wrong. This is an error that the IPUMS USA team is currently working to correct. The weight variables in the 1960 5% variables were accidentally modified as a part of the most recent data release. The source of the error has been identified and a corrected data file is currently in the process of being released to the IPUMS USA extract system. The 1960 5% file with corrected weights should be available by the end of the day Monday (6/5/2017)

I’m sorry for any inconvenience this may have caused.


#3

Thank you for your response!