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Nicaragua Population and Housing Census 2005 - IPUMS


General Info
Original or alternative title 
VIII Censo de Vivienda y IV de Población, 2005
Nicaragua (NIC)
Coverage type 
Time period covered 
06/2005 - 06/2005
Data type
  • De jure
  • Household
  • Individual
  • Interview
  • Nationally representative
  • Subnationally representative
  • Urban-rural representative

Censuses provide population numbers, household or family size and composition, and information on sex and age distribution. They often include other demographic, economic and health-related topics as well. The 2005 Nicaragua census collected data through face-to-face interviews on the subjects of housing, household demographics, employment, education, migration, disability, household deaths, fertility, and civil registration. The census day was June 5.

A 10% sample of households from the census (515,485 individuals) is available through IPUMS International at the University of Minnesota. Refer to the IPUMS website for guidelines on citing database versions.

Publication year 
Suggested citation 

Minnesota Population Center, National Institute of Statistics and Censuses (Nicaragua). Nicaragua Population and Housing Census 2005 from the Integrated Public Use Microdata Series, International: [Machine-readable database]. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota, 2012.