The Minnesota Population Center (MPC) is a University-wide interdisciplinary cooperative for demographic research. The MPC serves sixty faculty members and research associates from ten colleges and nineteen departments at the University of Minnesota, and employs nearly a hundred research support staff, including computer programmers and technicians, administrative staff, research assistants, and data-entry staff. As a leading developer and disseminator of demographic data, we also serve a broader audience of some 6,000 demographic researchers worldwide.
Current Projects include:
The IPUMS consists of high-precision samples of the American population drawn from 15 censuses and the American Community Survey, spanning 1850 to 2005. The data and documentation are harmonized, making it easy to use multiple census years simultaneously.
IPUMS-International is an integrated series of census microdata samples from 1960 to the present. At this time, the series includes 63 samples drawn from 20 countries, with more scheduled for release in the future. MPC is collaborating with statistical agencies, data archives, and demographic experts from the participating countries to create this resource.
IPUMS-CPS provides integrated data and documentation from the Annual Demographic Supplement of the Current Population Survey (CPS) from 1962 to 2006. The harmonized CPS data is also compatible with the data from IPUMS-USA.
The North Atlantic Population Project (NAPP)
NAPP is a harmonized database of the complete censuses of Canada (1881), Great Britain (1881), Norway (1865, 1900), and the United States (1880). We will be adding six complete censuses of Iceland, the complete 1890 census of Sweden, and twenty samples from the late nineteenth and early twentieth century to the databases.
National Historical Geographic Information System (NHGIS)
NHGIS will provide U.S. aggregate census data and electronic boundary files for tracts and counties between 1790 and 2000.
Integrated Health Interview Series (IHIS)
The Integrated Health Interview Series (IHIS) will provide integrated data and documentation from the National Health Interview Surveys (NHIS) from 1963 to 2003. A preliminary dataset with 300 variables is now available.