Decennial Census and American Community Survey (ACS)

The Health and Retirement Study Contextual Data Resource (HRS-CDR) is a collection of user-friendly datasets that enable researchers to study the impact of place on health and well-being among HRS respondents. The HRS-CDR data products are created by a joint project of the University of Southern California and the University of Michigan, sponsored by the National Institute on Aging (NIA_R21AG045625).

The Decennial Census and American Community Survey (ACS) contain demographic and socioeconomic data on the US population and housing. The Census and ACS are collected by the U.S. Census Bureau. Census and ACS data for the HRS-CDR has been updated with all the available 5-year estimates for the ACS. Version 2 of the HRS-CDR Census and ACS data includes Census data for 1990, 2000, and 2010, and ACS data for 2005-09, 2006-10, 2007-11, 2008-12, 2009-13, 2010-14, 2011-15, 2012-16, 2013-17, and 2014-18. For each of the three geographic levels (state, county and census tract), there are two files (count and percent) for each of the Census and ACS datasets.

Product Details

Product Type
HRS Contextual Data Resource Series (HRS-CDR)
Latest Release September 2020 (v2.0)
Documentation and Links
  1. HRS Contextual Data Resources are available only to users of the MiCDA Enclave VDI, and are only available for use with restricted data geographic information products.
  2. The geographic information contained in this dataset is not included in any HRS public file and may not be merged with any other Restricted Data Set without the explicit written permission of HRS.