Largest School Districts: Demographic-Economic Characteristics

.. examine demographic-economic characteristics for each/all of America’s largest school districts (population 65,000 or more).  Use the interactive table in this related Web section to query, rank compare the approximate 800 districts. Examine district relationships within peer groups using tools below table. Click a link in the table to view detailed characteristics of any district. Data are based on the annually updated American Community Survey (ACS 2013) estimates.

Largest School Districts (population 65,000 or more)

— view developed using CV XE GIS; click graphic for larger view

Using the Interactive Table
Use the interactive table to query, rank compare district characteristics. The following graphic illustrates selecting districts having population 180,000 to 190,000. Select any population range. The 11 districts meeting the criteria are shown in the table. It is easy to see which districts are changing population and by how much. In the actual interactive table, click on a column header to sort on that item.

View Extended Demographic-Economic Profiles
In the interactive table, click the link in the school district row to view an extended demographic-economic profile for the district. The extended demographic-economic profile shows characteristics of the district based on Census 2010, ACS 2012 1-year estimates and ACS 2013 1-year estimates. Similarly structured profiles are available for sub-district geography and county, city and higher level geography. See about these profiles for other types of geographic areas.

The following graphic shows a partial view of the demographic-economic profile available for any district.

Use the interactive table to access profiles for districts of interest. Search for the district partial spelling of name using the Find in Name button below the table; or sort by name and scroll to that district.

This section updates in the fall 2015 with ACS 2014 demographic-economic data.

About the Author
— Warren Glimpse is former senior Census Bureau statistician responsible for innovative data access and use operations. He is also the former associate director of the U.S. Office of Federal Statistical Policy and Standards for data access and use. He has more than 20 years of experience in the private sector developing data resources and tools for integration and analysis of geographic, demographic, economic and business data.

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