Data Products » Restricted Data Product List » Cross-Wave Geographic Information (State) [1992-2014]

This data set contains state-level geographic information for respondents interviewed in 1992 through 2014, matching the 2014 tracker file. It is released in conjunction with four other files, the public Respondent Region and Mobility file and the restricted Cross-Wave Geographic Information (Detail), Parent State, and Child ZIP Code files. These five files contain all restricted geographic information available for HRS respondents as of 2014. The files are keyed on Household ID (HHID) and Person number (PN).

For HRS Wave 1 (1992), AHEAD Wave 1 (1993), CODA/War Baby (1998), EBB (2004), and MBB (2010) respondents, geographic identifiers reflect residence of respondent as recorded in the administrative database at baseline. For all other waves, geographic identifiers are based on the ISR administrative record of where the interview was conducted. This location was not necessarily the respondent's legal address.

N: 38,183
Product Type: Geographic Information
Entry Cohort Info: HRS; AHEAD; CODA; WB; EBB; MBB
Latest Release: December 2016 (v5.1)


The geographic information contained in these datasets 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

In previous versions of this data set, state values for STABORN and WHRLIV10 contained values for certain respondents that were coded in an inconsistent fashion. In the current version, the data and documentation have been made consistent.

Important Links:
Restricted Dataset Merge Cross-ReferenceChild ZIP CodeCross-Year Geographic Information (Detail)CodebookData Description