Sorry this is I’m sure a pretty dumb question since I am pretty new to IPUMS –
I’m interested in census tract level data on age distribution, educational attainment, household income etc. as of 2010. I specified the year 2010 in IPUMS for my data download. But when I open the dataset I downloaded, the year is listed as 2006-10, not just 2010. The data source for the variables I downloaded is the ACS.
Two related questions:
Is it possible to instead have a snapshot as of 2010, rather than this average? If so, what should I have done differently?
What does 2006-10 mean in this context? Is the data reported a simple average of those five years?
Thanks to anyone who answers!!