Explore CPS Metadata

At this time, there is not a publicly available metadata API for IPUMS CPS. While we hope to provide one in the future, it is possible to use the IPUMS CPS website to gather all of the necessary information to make a request to the IPUMS CPS Data Extract API. This includes information such as sample IDs and variable mnemonics.

In particular, we’d like to draw your attention to the IPUMS CPS sample IDs page. The variable mnemonics are displayed when viewing variables in the IPUMS CPS extract building interface.