PUMD Data Files
Public-use microdata (PUMD) are available in four formats: SAS, SPSS, STATA and Comma Delimited (ASCII). Each format presents the data for each year in two zipped files. Data collected with the Interview Survey are in the “Interview” file and those with the Diary Survey are in the “Diary” file.
If you are new to the CE PUMD, you may want to explore the PUMD methodology with the CE PUMD Getting Started Guide and the availability of data with the Dictionary for Interview and Diary Surveys (XLSX). For those using income data in their analyses, we also recommend reading the User's Guide to Income Imputation in the CE. Additionally, we supply training programs and sample data (ZIP) and host a free microdata data users' workshop.
The 2018 PUMD were released on September 10, 2019. To be notified when new datasets become available, please sign up for the CEX e-mail updates. If you have comments, suggestions, and questions about this page and its contents, please contact us.
If you are having difficulty downloading the data, please see the instructions on how to download zip files.
Last Modified Date: January 16, 2020