Lion SODAPOP - Lite:
RAND Files

The Population Research Institute (PRI) is currently evaluating the SODAPOP service. The ability to extract a data set containing a subset of variables will not be supported after September 15, 2016.

The data collections in SODAPOP will still be available from the PRI. If you should have concerns about this change to the SODAPOP service or need to access some of the data, contact the PRI's Computational and Spatial Analysis (CSA) core at


You must register with HRS before using any HRS data.

To extract variables into a custom SAS file,
comma delimited or tab
delimited file:

Click on the data set name
Documentation Location
 RAND Merged File Version L

Data Released Feb. 2012
SAS file created Aug. 02, 2013


 RAND codebook

Rand Version L SAS format program

 RAND Merged File
Version J
Released March 2010
Added to Sodapop April 16, 2010

Rand codebook

Rand Version J SAS format program
 RAND Merged File
Version I
Released March 2009

Rand codebook

Rand Version I SAS format program
 Master ID

SAS file created  Aug. 02, 2013
Data released 12/19/2009

masteridfile Documentation (PDF)