I need 2020 zip-code level SES such as median income, % eimployed, % with high school diploma, etc. But I'm not sure which dataset to download. Can anyone provide a link? It will be great if sample code of coverting the dada to SAS can be provided also.
Data for Summary files
Thank you, Dave. This is so complicated. So if I want to use 2020 data, I need the 5-yr estimate (because the only one-yr estimate is for the year of 2021)? Also I couldn't locate the file the contains the zip-code level data. The state I'm interested in TX.
There was no 1-year data released for 2020. Regardless, you must use 5-year data for ZIP code / ZCTA level data -- you won't find it in the 1-year ACS.
Thank you, Glenn. In my data, I only have zip codes which I just realized that can't be used for linkage because there's no zcta-zip code crosswalk. What to do if my aim is to get zip-code level data?
Actually there are ZIP-to-ZCTA crosswalks available.
Here's a great source:
(scroll down for earlier years)
If your aim is to get ZIP code data, you won't find it in the ACS.
You could try ZIP Code Business Patterns (which uses actual ZIP codes, not ZCTAs), but I don't know if that will include all of the SES data you need: