Tag Archives: Demographics


The Minnesota Population Center is pleased to announce the latest expansion of the IPUMS-International data series. We recently added 26 new samples. The data release includes 7 new countries — Germany, Iran, Ireland, Jamaica, Malawi, Sierra Leone and Sudan — as well as additional samples for 5 countries already in the database: Cambodia, Egypt, France, Palestine and Vietnam. The data series now contains 397 million person records from 185 censuses in 62 countries.

Census Demographics on an interactive map

The Census Bureau has created a new interactive map containing data from the Demographic Profile Release down to the city level.

You can zoom down to a particular level, then select municipalities with you mouse. There are also selectable zoom levels that you can click on.

Mexican American Study Project II (MASP II), 1998-2000

Mexican American Study Project II (MASP II), 1998-2000 allows for a longitudinal view of the behavior and ethnic identification of first- through fourth-generation Mexican Americans in these areas. The new survey was used to test hypotheses related to Mexican Americans’ social mobility, their ethnic identity and behavior, their experiences with discrimination, and the relationship between socioeconomic status and ethnic identity. Data includes birth dates, citizenship information, education, income, housing, language, medical, religious affiliations, immediate and extended family demographic information, and self perception in regards to ethnicity.

IPUMS International – new coverage

The IPUMS-International project  has added 28 new samples to its data series. The database now includes 325 million person records in 158 samples from 55 countries. The new samples include:

Cuba  2002
Mali  1987, 1998
Nepal  2001
Pakistan  1973, 1981, 1998
Peru  1993, 2007
Puerto Rico  1970, 1980, 1990, 2000, 2005
Saint Lucia  1980, 1991
Senegal  1988, 2002
Switzerland  1970, 1980, 1990, 2000
Tanzania  1988, 2002
Thailand  1970, 1980, 1990, 2000

IPUMS now provides downloadable datasets for mortality, fertility and migration events, which can be linked to data extracts for selected countries.

IPUMS is an effort to inventory, preserve, harmonize, and disseminate census microdata from around the world. The project has collected the world’s largest archive of publicly available census samples. The data are coded and documented consistently across countries and over time to facillitate comparative research. IPUMS-International makes these data available to qualified researchers free of charge through a web dissemination system.

China Multi-Generational Panel Dataset, 1749-1909

The China Multi-Generational Panel Dataset, 1749-1909 is drawn from the population registers compiled by the Imperial Household Agency (neiwufu) in Shengjing, currently the northeast Chinese province of Liaoning, between 1749 and 1909. It provides 1.5 million triennial observations of more than 260,000 residents of approximately 628 communities. The population mainly consists of immigrants from North China who settled in rural Liaoning during the early eighteenth century, and their descendants. The data provide socioeconomic, demographic, and other characteristics for individuals, households, and communities, and record demographic outcomes such as marriage, fertility, and mortality. The data also record specific disabilities for a subset of adult males. This dataset is unique among publicly available population databases because of its time span, volume, detail, and completeness of recording, and because it provides longitudinal data not just on individuals, but on their households, descent groups, and communities.

County Characteristics, 2000-2007

County Characteristics is a file prepared by ICPSR that combines US county-level data on population, income, race and ethnicity, government expenditures, health, voting patterns, and more, in an easy-to-use single file for comparisons and analysis.

India Human Development Survey (IHDS)

The India Human Development Survey is a national survey conducted in 2005.

“Two one-hour interviews in each household covered topics concerning health, education, employment, economic status, marriage, fertility, gender relations, and social capital. Children aged 8-11 completed short reading, writing and arithmetic tests. Additional village, school, and medical facility interviews will be available at a later date.”