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Examining Houston Metro Demographic-Economic Characteristics

.. tools & data to examine metro demographic-economic characteristics .. this Houston, TX metro focused section is one of several similar metro sections that will be covered in weeks ahead.  Each metro-focused section provides a summary of tools and data that can be used to view, rank, compare, analyze conditions and trends within the metro and this metro relative to other metros, regions and the Nation.  The ready-to-use GIS project/datasets provide the basis for extended data/geographic views and analysis immediately.  See more detail about topics covered in this related Web section.

Relating your data to demographic-economic characteristics and trends in a region involves more than information provided by a report or set of statistical tables. It is important to use your data to be able to identify areas of missed opportunity and competitive position. It is important to have a “10,000 foot” view as well as understanding individual neighborhoods and market/service areas. Geographic Information System (GIS) tools, with the right set of geographic, demographic and economic data can facilitate decision-making through the use of visual and tabular data analytics.

This section provides information on installing and using the Houston Metro Demographic-Economic GIS software and project/datasets. This same scope of data, tools and operation is available for any metro, state or combination.

10,000 Foot View
The following graphic shows patterns of median household income by census tract for the Houston metro area. This is the start-up view when using the GIS tools and data described below. The color patterns/intervals are shown in the highlighted layer in legend at left of map window. Use the GIS tools described below to develop thematic pattern maps for a range of data and criteria.

.. view developed using the CVGIS software.

See more about census tracts; see tracts main page.

Several additional views follow, developed using this same GIS project. These views illustrate different levels of geographic granularity and patterns of different subject matter.

Median Household Value by Block Group
See more about block groups; see block groups main page.

.. view developed using the CVGIS software.

Population/Housing Unit by Block
See more about census blocks; see census block main page.

.. view developed using the CVGIS software.

Zoom-in to Sugarland/Fort Bend County
See more about cities/places; see cities/places main page.
Access data for any city using interactive table.

.. view developed using the CVGIS software.

Further Zoom-in Showing Street/Road Detail
See more about streets.

.. view developed using the CVGIS software.

Additional Information
See the related Houston metro Situation & Outlook Report.

Using the GIS Software and Project/Datasets
(requires Windows computer with Internet connection)
1. Install the ProximityOne CV XE GIS
… run the CV XE GIS installer
… requires UserID; take all defaults during installation
2. Download the Houston Metro GIS project fileset
… requires UserID; unzip Houston Metro GIS project files to local new folder c:\p1data
3. Open the c:\p1data\us1_metros_houston.gis project
… after completing the above steps, click File>Open>Dialog
… open the file named c:\p1data\us1_metros_houston.gis
4. Done. The start-up view is shown above.

Join me in a Data Analytics Lab session to discuss more details about accessing and using wide-ranging demographic-economic data and data analytics. Learn more about using these data for areas and applications of interest.

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. Contact Warren. Join Warren on LinkedIn.

State and Regional Decision-Making Information

Organized on a state-by-state basis, use tools and geographic, demographic and economic data resources in these sections to facilitate planning and analysis. Updated frequently, these sections provide a unique means to access to multi-sourced data to develop insights into patterns, characteristics and trends on wide-ranging issues. Bookmark the related main Web page; keep up-to-date.

Using these Resources
Knowing “where we are” and “how things have changed” are key factors in knowing about the where, when and how of future change — and how that change might impact you. There are many sources of this knowledge. Often the required data do not knit together in an ideal manner. Key data are available for different types of geography, become available at different points in time and are often not the perfect subject matter. These sections provide access to relevant data and a means to consume the data more effectively than might otherwise be possible. Use these data, tools and resources in combination with other data to perform wide-ranging data analytics. See examples.

Select a State/Area

Alabama
Alaska
Arizona
Arkansas
California
Colorado
Connecticut
Delaware
D.C.
Florida
Georgia
Hawaii
Idaho
Illinois
Indiana
Iowa
Kansas
Kentucky
Louisiana
Maine
Maryland
Massachusetts
Michigan
Minnesota
Mississippi
Missouri
Montana
Nebraska
Nevada
New Hampshire
New Jersey
New Mexico
New York
North Carolina
North Dakota
Ohio
Oklahoma
Oregon
Pennsylvania
Rhode Island
South Carolina
South Dakota
Tennessee
Texas
Utah
Vermont
Virginia
Washington
West Virginia
Wisconsin
Wyoming

Topics for each State — with drill-down to census block
Visual pattern analysis tools … using GIS resources
Digital Map Database
Situation & Outlook
Metropolitan Areas
Congressional Districts
Counties
Cities/Places
Census Tracts
ZIP Code Areas
K-12 Education, Schools & School Districts
Block Groups
Census Blocks

Join me in a Data Analytics Lab session to discuss more details about accessing and using wide-ranging demographic-economic data and data analytics. Learn more about using these data for areas and applications of interest.

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. Contact Warren. Join Warren on LinkedIn.

Texas School District Demographic Trends

.. new data, new insights .. in the 2015-16 school year, there were 21 school districts in Texas (of a total 1,025) with enrollment of 50,000 or more students. Among these districts, six districts experienced an enrollment decline between the 2011-12 and 2015-16 school years. Four districts experienced more than 10-percent increase in enrollment (Frisco, Katy, Conroe and Klein). Use the interactive table to view, rank, query and compare Texas school districts by annual enrollment, 2011-12 to 2015-16 , and change over the period. This section provides access to data analytics tools to examine patterns and characteristics of enrollment for Texas local education agencies. Use the GIS project and datasets described here to examine districts and regions of interest. See the full Web page for more comprehensive version of topics reviewed here.

Enrollment Change Patterns: Texas School Districts. 2011-2015
The following graphic shows patterns of the percent enrollment change by Texas school district during the period 2011-12 to 2015-16 school year. The percent change intervals/colors as depicted in legend panel at left of map window. Create custom maps similar to this view for your regions of interest. Examine alternative patterns such as percent change for different time periods, enrollment change or enrollment level. Set queries to include school district by peer group. Click graphic for larger view with more detail; expand browser window for best quality view.

View developed with CV XE GIS software using the Texas school districts GIS project.

The following views (click link) show a zoom-in with districts labeled with name and 2015-16 enrollment .. install the software and GIS project on your Windows computer for alternative and more detailed views.
Dallas Metro Region
Houston Metro Region
San Antonio-Austin Metro Region

School Districts by Locale Code
The following view shows patterns of school districts by locale code. Examine districts based locale code in the interactive table below. See more about locale code below in this section.

View developed with CV XE GIS software using the Texas school districts project.

Additional School District Demographic-Economic Data
Use the following interactive tables to view attributes of individual school districts in context of others. These are national scope tables; select only Texas (or other state) using tools below table on respective pages. Compare Texas (or other state) school districts by national scope peer group size.
General Demographics
Social Characteristics
Economic Characteristics
Housing Characteristics
More about data analytics and analyzing the school district community.

Enrollment by Texas Local Education Agency: 2011-12 – 2015-16
— Interactive Table
The following graphic illustrates use of the interactive table. This view shows districts having 2015-16 enrollment 50,000 or more ranked in descending order on the enrollment percent change from the 2011-12 school year to the 2015-16 school year. See the full interactive table to perform similar operations. Click graphic for larger view.

See about other demographic-economic interactive tables.

Join me in a Data Analytics Lab session to discuss more details about accessing and using wide-ranging demographic-economic data and data analytics. Learn more about using these data for areas and applications of interest.

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. Contact Warren. Join Warren on LinkedIn.

Examining a Century of County Population Change: 1910-2010

Harris County, Texas (Houston area) increased in population from 115,693 in 1910 to 4,092,459 in 2010. See how the county population changed, decade by decade, using the interactive table in the related Web section.

How have your counties of interest changed in population since 2000? during the past century? Find out … key in a county name of interest using the interactive table shown in this section.

Decade-to-decade population change by county has varied greatly in the last century in many parts of the United States. This section presents U.S. by county map views depicting change by decade based on the decennial census. Use the related interactive table in this section to view, query, rank and compare counties of interest. The interactive table shows the Census 2010 population and the population change by decade for each county.

County Population Change, Houston TX Area

View created using CV XE GIS and related GIS project. Thematic pattern (color fill pattern) shows population change 2000-2010. Bar charts show population change by decade, 1930-2010. Click graphic for larger view and additional details. ProximityOne User Group members ( join now, no fee) may use the software and GIS project to create similar views for any decade. Zoom to an area of interest. Add name, codes, or data values as labels. Add other geography.

County Population Change, 2000-2010

Click graphic for larger view and details.

Visualizing County Population Change by Decade
In the 1930s, 1940s, and 1950s, much of eastern Texas population declined (pink shaded counties). Those areas have seen strong population growth since then (green shaded counties).
..

See map graphics for each decade in related Web section.

Counties with Most Population Growth, 2000-2010
Graphic shows counties ranked in descending order on rightmost column.

Click graphic for larger view.

Counties with Most Population Loss, 2000-2010
Graphic shows counties ranked in ascending order on rightmost column.

Click graphic for larger view.

Use interactive table in related Web section to select/rank by state; choose alternative decade.

Compute Population for Any Decennial Census
Using the interactive table compute the population for any decennial census date by starting with the Census 2010 population and subtracting gains and adding losses.

Example. Copy the Harris County, TX row to clipboard. Paste into cell A1 of an Excel spreadsheet. Set cell O2 to D2-SUM(E2:N2). The computed total population for Harris County, TX as of the 1910 Census is 115,693.

Related Data
County Demographic Projections to 2020 with age breakout
County Demographic Projections to 2060
County population 1790 to 1990 by decade (xls) — requires User Group ID.
County Demographics; 2000 & 2010

Support Using these Resources
Learn more about accessing and using ACS data integrated with other data; examine characteristics and patterns for your study areas and applications. Join us in a Decision-Making Information Web session. There is no fee for these one-hour Web sessions. Each informal session is focused on a specific topic. The open structure also provides for Q&A and discussion of application issues of interest to participants.

ZIP Code Demographics: Asian/Urban-Rural Patterns

Understanding the size, characteristics and distribution of the Asian population is important to Asian community stakeholders as well as business, government and organizations that cater to Asian population interests.  The Asian population is distributed unevenly throughout the U.S. As of Census 2010, and among Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSAs), the Asian Indian population ranged from a high of 6.6 percent of the total population in the Yuba City, CA MSA to just 44 persons in Farmington, NM MSA.  The New York MSA has the largest number of Asian Indians (526,133).  Examine the Asian population distribution by type and metro using this interactive table. See more about Asian race groups.

This section reviews use of tools, data and related resources to examine the distribution of the Asian population by ZIP code area and in context of urban/rural geography. Create your own map views similar to those shown in this section. Zoom to locations of interest. Modify Asian percent population settings. Label ZIP codes areas in your preferred manner. Add your own related data. See details below.

Asian Population by ZIP Code & Urban/Rural Status
Patterns of percent Asian population by ZIP Code in Houston, TX area are shown in the graphic presented below. The map shows ZIP code areas that have certain percentages of population who are Asian. The orange fill pattern shows urban areas (defined by census block). Areas with no orange fill pattern are rural blocks. See legend at the left of map for details.

ZIP code areas with highest percent Asian population (see pointer) are shown with red crosshatch pattern.
• Click graphic for larger view, zoom-in & ZIP Codes as labels.
• Click this link to view zoom-in, isolating ZIPs with 30% or more Asian.

Other Selected Areas …

Atlanta Area: Asian Population by ZIP Code & Urban/Rural Status
  Orange fill pattern shows urban areas.
  See ZIP code area legend in map view at top of section.

Washington DC: Asian Population by ZIP Code & Urban/Rural Status
  Orange fill pattern shows urban areas.
  See ZIP code area legend in map view at top of section.

New York City: Asian Population by ZIP Code & Urban/Rural Status
  Orange fill pattern shows urban areas.
  See ZIP code area legend in map view at top of section.

San Francisco: Asian Population by ZIP Code & Urban/Rural Status
  Orange fill pattern shows urban areas.
  See ZIP code area legend in map view at top of section.

Los Angeles: Asian Population by ZIP Code & Urban/Rural Status
  Orange fill pattern shows urban areas.
  See ZIP code area legend in map view at top of section.

Using these Resources on Your Computer
Members of the ProximityOne User Group may use the CV XE GIS software and associated GIS project to develop map views like those shown in this section. Join now. No fees.

Support & DMI Web Sessions
Learn more about using resources described in this section. Join us in a Decision-Making Information Web session. There is no fee for these one-hour Web sessions. Each informal session is focused on a specific topic. The open structure also provides for Q&A and discussion of application issues of interest to participants. We can address specific questions about tools to visually analyze patterns.

Examining Metro Principal Cities

Principal cities of metros are the main core cities in each metropolitan area. The largest city in each metropolitan or micropolitan statistical area is designated a “principal city.” Additional cities qualify if specified requirements are met concerning population size and employment. The title of each metropolitan or micropolitan statistical area (Core-Based Statistical Areas — CBSAs) consists of the names of up to three of its principal cities and the name of each state into which the metropolitan or micropolitan statistical area extends. See details.

Based on the latest 2013 vintage CBSA definitions, there are 1,233 principal cities in the U.S. Designation as a principal city is not an indicator of size although all larger cities are principal cities. Principal cities range in population from Logan city, WV (2,015) to New York city, NY (8,199,221) (ACS 2012 5-year estimates). The total population of the 1,233 principal cities was 108,883,864 (35.2% of total 309,138,711 U.S. population).

Demographic-Economic Characteristics of Principal Cities
Examine characteristics of principal cities using these U.S. national scope City-Place Demographic-Economic interactive tables:
• General Demographics
• Social Characteristics
• Economic Characteristics
• Housing Characteristics

Use interactive ranking tables in the above sections to view, query, rank, compare characteristics of principal cities and/or all U.S. cities. To view characteristics of principal cities, click the “PrincipalCities” button below the interactive table.

Visual Analysis of Principal Cities in Selected Metros — scroll section
The scroll section below shows illustrative map views for the principal cities in selected metros:
… Atlanta … Dallas … Des Moines … Houston … Kansas City … Phoenix … San Jose … Washington

Atlanta, GA MSA Principal Cities

Dallas, TX MSA Principal Cities

Des Moines, IA MSA Principal Cities

Houston, TX MSA Principal Cities

Kansas City, MO-KS MSA Principal Cities

Phoenix, AZ MSA Principal Cities

San Jose, CA MSA Principal Cities

Washington, DC-VA-MD MSA Principal Cities

Join the ProximityOne User Group to use this GIS project; add your own data; change colors, labeling, subject matter (join now, no fee).

Using the City/Place Interactive Tables to Examine Principal Cities
An example of examining educational attainment for principal cities in a selected metro (Houston, TX) follows.
• Open Social Characteristics Table
• Key in “26420” (no quotes) below the table in box at right of Find CBSA
– 26420 is the Houston CBSA code, find others as described below the table.
• Click the Find CBSA button
   –  the table refreshes showing the 5 Houston principal cities.
• Use the horizontal scroll bar to navigate the columns to the right so that column header S067 appears.  The view appears as shown below.

• Dbl-click the header cell S067 to rank descending on this item. The table now appears as shown below.

Insights … educational attainment, percent bachelor’s degree or higher varies widely among these cities. The Woodlands at 59.3% to Baytown at 14.3%; see Houston metro principal cities map above.

Click ShowAll button and try a metro of interest.

About Principal Cities
The largest city in each metropolitan or micropolitan statistical area is designated a “principal city.” Additional cities qualify if specified requirements are met concerning population size and employment. The title of each metropolitan or micropolitan statistical area consists of the names of up to three of its principal cities and the name of each state into which the metropolitan or micropolitan statistical area extends.

The U.S. Office of Management and Budget (OMB) delineates metropolitan and micropolitan statistical areas according to standards applied to Census Bureau data. A metropolitan or micropolitan statistical area has a core area containing a substantial population nucleus, together with adjacent areas having a high degree of economic and social integration with that core. Current vintage metropolitan and micropolitan statistical area designations were announced effective February 2013.

The term “core based statistical area” (CBSA) refers collectively to metropolitan and micropolitan statistical areas. Each CBSA must contain at least one urban area of 10,000 or more population. Each metropolitan statistical area must have at least one urbanized area of 50,000 or more inhabitants. Each micropolitan statistical area must have at least one urban cluster of at least 10,000 but less than 50,000 population.

More Information
See the web page http://proximityone.com/principalcities.htm for additional information about principal cities.

2013 Metros: Houston, TX

Goto ProximityOne  94% of the U.S. population live in metropolitan areas.  Metropolitan areas are comprised of one or more contiguous counties having a high degree of economic and social integration. This section is one in a continuing series of posts focused on a specific metropolitan area — this one on the Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX MSA.   This section illustrates how relevant Decision-Making Information (DMI) resources can be brought together to examine patterns and change and develop insights.  The data, tools and methods can be applied to any metro. About metros.

Focus on Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX MSA
A thumbnail … in 2012, the Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX MSA had a per capita personal income (PCPI) of $51,004. This PCPI ranked 23rd in the United States and was 117 percent of the national average, $43,735. The 2012 PCPI reflected an increase of 4.5 percent from 2011. The 2011-2012 national change was 3.4 percent. In 2002 the PCPI of the Houston MSA was $34,696 and ranked 37th in the United States. The 2002-2012 compound annual growth rate of PCPI was 3.9 percent. The compound annual growth rate for the nation was 3.2 percent.  These data are based in part on the Regional Economic Information System (REIS).  More detail from REIS for the Houston metro at the end of this section.

Geography of the Houston MSA
The geography of the Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX MSA is shown in the graphic below.  The green boundary shows the 2013 vintage metro, black boundary/hatch pattern shows the 2010 vintage boundary, counties labeled. San Jacinto County is no longer a part of the metro.

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Changing Metro Structures Reflect Demographic Dynamics
Click here
to view a profile for the 2013 vintage Houston metro. Use this interactive table to view demographic attributes of these counties and rank/compare with other counties.

The Census 2010 population of the 2013 vintage metro is 5,920,416 (6th largest MSA) compared to the 2012 estimate of 6,177,035 (5th largest MSA). See interactive table to examine other metros in a similar manner.

Demographic-Economic Characteristics
View selected ACS 2012 demographic-economic characteristics for the Houston metro (2010 vintage) in this interactive table.  Examine this metro in context of peer metros; e.g., similarly sized metros.  In 2012, the Houston metro had a median household income of $55,910, percent high school graduates 81.1%, percent college graduates 29.6% and 16.4% in poverty.

Houston Demographic-Economic Profiles
Use the APIGateway to access detailed ACS 2012 demographic-economic profiles.  A partial view of the Houston 2010 metro DE-3 economic characteristics profile is shown below.  Install the no fee CV XE tools on your PC to view extended profiles for Houston or any metro. See U.S. ACS 2012 demographic-economic profiles.  Viewing graphic with gesture/zoom enabled device suggested.  

Houston 2010 vintage MSA Economic Characteristics
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Houston Metro Gross Domestic Product
View selected Houston 2013 vintage metro Gross Domestic Product (GDP) patterns in this interactive table.  The Houston metro 2012 real per capita GDP is estimated to be $62,438 ($385,683M real GDP/6,177,035 population).

Examining Longer-Term Demographic Historical Change
— Use this interactive table to view, rank, compare Census 2000 and Census 2010 population for Census 2010 vintage metros (all metros).
— Use this interactive table to view, rank, compare 2013 vintage metros (all metros) — Census 2000, Census 2010, 2012 estimates population and related data.

Houston Metro by County Population Projections to 2060
The graphic presented below shows county population projections to 2060 for the 2013 vintage metro.  Use this interactive table to view similar projections for all counties.  The metro population is projected to increase to 2.8 million by 2030 and to 3.4 million by 2060 based based on current trends and model assumptions. Viewing graphic with gesture/zoom enabled device suggested.

Houston Metro Population Projections by County to 2060
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Thematic Maps & Visual Analysis
The graphic below shows the 2013 vintage metro (bold boundary) counties labeled with county name and county per capita personal income (PCPI).  The legend shows the change in PCPI from 2008 to 2012.
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The above graphic illustrates the power of using visual analysis tools (CV XE GIS).  These data are from the  Regional Economic Information System (REIS) introduced earlier in this section.  Use the links shown below to examine much more detail from REIS at the metro and county level.  A thematic pattern map could be developed for any one of these items.  The REIS data are annual time series starting in 1970 and continue to 2012.  Click a link to view a sample profile spreadsheet for Harris County, TX and the Houston MSA for 2011 and 2012.
• Personal income, per capita personal income, and population (CA1-3)
• Personal income summary (CA04)
• Personal income and earnings by industry (CA05, CA05N)
• Compensation of employees by industry (CA06, CA06N)
• Economic profiles (CA30)
• Gross flow of earnings (CA91)

Join us in an Upcoming Decision-Making Information Webinar
We will review topics and data used in this section in the upcoming webinar “Metropolitan Area Geographic-Demographic-Economic Characteristics & Trends” on January 9, 2014.  This is one of many topics covered in the DMI Webinars (see more).  Register here (one hour, no fee).

About Metropolitan Areas
By definition, metropolitan areas are comprised of one or more contiguous counties. Metropolitan areas are not single cities and typically include many cities. Metropolitan areas contain urban and rural areas and often have large expanses of rural territory. A business and demographic-economic synergy exists within each metro; metros often interact with adjacent metros. The demographic-economic makeup of metros vary widely and change often.

2013 vintage metropolitan areas include approximately 94 percent of the U.S. population — 85 percent in metropolitan statistical areas (MSAs) and 9 percent in micropolitan statistical areas (MISAs). Of 3,143 counties in the United States, 1,167 are in the 381 MSAs in the U.S. and 641 counties are in the 536 MISAs (1,335 counties are in non-metro areas).