So based on the boundary files for PWPUMA00, using ARCGIS, I was able to get the file that consists of the polygons for each PUMA. Using some operations, I was able to calculate the longitude and latitude for each of them. Now I’m matching the longitude and latitude with each PUMA in the IPUMS dataset that I am working with, but I realized that some of the polygons seem to be missing from the file that I got from ARCGIS.
For instance, as you can see from the photo that I attached, there is no polygon of State(Minnesota) PWPUMA00(2703) based on ARCGIS so I am not able to match it with the accurate longitude and latitude. For now, I’m matching it with the longitude and latitude of the area closest to the data point, but I was wondering if you have any thoughts as to where this error is coming from. Please let me know if you have any thoughts!