Citation & Use

The terms of use for IPUMS Terra data are as follows:

Redistribution: You will not redistribute the data

For some of the IPUMS Terra area-level, raster, and boundary data, you may be able to redistribute the data. You must contact us for permission. You should contact us about publishing even a subset of the data to meet journal requirements for accessing data related to a particular publication.

Citation: Cite IPUMS Terra data appropriately.

Publications and research reports based on data from IPUMS Terra must cite it appropriately. The citation should include the following:

Steven Ruggles, Steven M. Manson, Tracy A. Kugler, David A. Haynes II, David C. Van Riper, and Maryia Bakhtsiyarava. IPUMS Terra: Integrated Data on Population and Environment: Version 2 [dataset]. Minneapolis, MN: IPUMS, 2018.

Users that include microdata, or data derived from microdata, in their extracts should also cite IPUMS International as follows:

Minnesota Population Center. Integrated Public Use Microdata Series, International: Version 7.1 [dataset]. Minneapolis, MN: IPUMS, 2018.

Researchers should also acknowledge the original producers of the data. The producers of each dataset included in an extract are listed in the codebook accompanying the extract.

Publications and research reports making use of IPUMS Terra data should be added to the IPUMS bibliography.

Copies of such materials are also gratefully received at