May 27, 2022

IPUMS Abacus: A New Mobile-Friendly Data Tool For Generating U.S. Census/ACS Cross-Tabulations

From the IPUMS Website:

2018-11-28_15-42-54IPUMS Abacus (Beta) provides a mobile-friendly interface for quickly generating cross tabulations of IPUMS USA data [U.S. Census and American Community Survey microdata from 1850 to the present]. Select up to two variables from up to two time periods and cross-tabulated Census/ACS data will be at your fingertips.

In other words, answer questions like “Which state had the biggest gender imbalance in 1920?” right from your phone! From powering your scholarly research to settling bar bets, IPUMS Abacus is with you wherever you go.

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Gary Price ( is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.