On the dowload/extract page there is no option for me to download the formatted data.

I can download the command file and codebook, but there is no data file listed and so I cannot right click to save it and then extract it. The data set is only like 3000MB, so I do not know what the problem is. Please help!

Keep in mind that the formatted data takes longer to appear than the codebook and command files. Depending on the size of your data extract and the number of other users simultaneously creating data extracts, it could take anywhere from minutes to hours for your formatted data to appear. If a link to your data has not shown up within 24 hours of submitting your data, please email ipums@umn.edu to let us know.

Hope this helps.