I'd love to get acquainted with using PUMS data. What is a good, free training resource that I can use?
Especially if you're an R user, here are a couple of resources related to using PUMS data with the tidycensus package:https://walker-data.com/census-r/introduction-to-census-microdata.htmlhttps://walker-data.com/tidycensus/articles/pums-data.html
IPUMS USA is a popular alternative source of PUMS data. It provides microdata from the American Community Survey and decennial censuses, integrated across time, including both current and historical data. IPUMS provides various video introductions and data training exercises, all for free.
And here's the web-based IPUMS USA User Guide. Some of the content is getting a little outdated, but it's very complete.
Thank you all so much for your prompt responses and for these resources. I will be sure to check them out and get back with any questions. I am not familiar with statistical packages or software, so hopefully some of these sites will be applicable to lay-users!