Why is the URBAN variable in IPUMS-USA unavailable in 1950? Can URBAN be constructed from the available data?

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Why is the URBAN variable in IPUMS-USA unavailable in 1950? Can URBAN be constructed from the available data?

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An urban status variable was not included in the release of the public use sample for 1950. Thus, we do not have information on urban status and as a result cannot create such a variable. I don’t think any of the other geographic variables would allow one to create this variable in 1950, either.

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