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The Census Bureau’s American Community Survey (ACS) Public Use Microdata Sample (PUMS) files enable data users to create custom estimates and tables, free of charge, that are not available through ACS pretabulated data products. The ACS PUMS files are a set of records from individual people or housing units with disclosure protection enabled so that individuals or housing units cannot be identified.

Source U.S. Census Bureau.
Frequency Of Production Annually
TxDOT Uses Used to calibrate travel demand models.
Geographic Levels Nation, states, D.C., Puerto Rico, Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs).
Source Website https://www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/microdata.html

The ACS helps local officials, community leaders, and businesses understand the changes taking place in their communities. It is the premier source for detailed population and housing information about our nation. The ACS replaces and includes nearly all of the topics included in the decennial census 2000 long form. It is one component of a reengineered decennial census and is designed to address the nation's need for more current information of the characteristics of its population and housing.

Source U.S. Census Bureau.
Frequency Of Production Annually.
TxDOT Uses Transportation planning, environmental justice analysis, travel demand calibration and modeling.
Geographic Levels Nation, counties, Census Tracts, places, Block Groups, and Urbanized Areas.
Source Website https://www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs

The CTPP Data Access Software is a powerful tool to access data provided by the Census Bureau. The software contains a robust map tool, for both selecting geography and rendering results. Results can also be presented as various style charts and tables that can be rearranged to suit your analysis and display needs. Data from the tool can be downloaded as comma or semi colon delimited .csv, .xml, .shp, .tab.

Source U.S. Census Bureau and U.S. Federal Highway Administration (FHWA).
Frequency Of Production The CTPP 5-year data, based on 2012-2016 ACS, was released August 2016.
TxDOT Uses Used to calibrate transportation models; used in general transportation planning.
Geographic Levels Counties, Census Tracts, places, Urbanized Areas are included in TxDOT OneStop, for additional geographies see Geography tab in the downloadable CTPP Excel File.
Source Website https://www.fhwa.dot.gov/planning/census_issues/ctpp/

The Consumer Expenditure Surveys (CE) program provides data on expenditures, income, and demographic characteristics of consumers in the United States. The CE program provides these data in tables, LABSTAT database, news releases, reports, and public use microdata files. Consumer Expenditure Survey data include the expenditures and income of consumers, as well as the demographic characteristics of those consumers.

Source U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).
Frequency Of Production Data is published twice a year and accompanies CEs two data releases in the spring and fall.
TxDOT Uses Used to estimate transportation costs for various demographic groups. The report includes integrated data from the Diary and Interview portions of the Consumer Expenditure Survey (CE) including one-page data tables and is usually published a few months after the annual press release. The tables show average expenditures, income, and characteristics for consumer units classified by 13 characteristics--quintiles of income, before-tax income class, age, size of the consumer unit, composition of the consumer unit, number of earners, housing tenure, race, type of area (urban or rural), Hispanic origin of reference person, region, occupation, and education. The report also includes a brief discussion of expenditure changes for the year, a description of the CE survey, and a short glossary.
Geographic Levels National, regions, divisions, selected States, selected MSAs, and by Population Size of Area.
Source Website https://www.bls.gov/cex

The Texas Association of Counties compiles data about counties, including county roadway, population and tax information. In addition, the website links to additional resources for information about counties.

Source Texas Association of Counties.
Frequency Of Production Continuously.
TxDOT Uses General county statistics including information on county roadways.
Geographic Levels County.
Source Website https://imis.county.org/iMIS/CountyInformationProgram

EnviroMapper for Envirofacts, a single point of access to select U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) data. This web site provides access to several EPA databases to provide you with information about environmental activities that may affect air, water, and land anywhere in the United States. With Envirofacts, you can learn more about these environmental activities in your area or you can generate maps of environmental information.

Source U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
Frequency Of Production Updated with various frequencies from: Demographic data from U.S. Census, Monitored sites, Environmental cleanup sites, Transportation, and other items.
TxDOT Uses Environmental Justice.
Geographic Levels Users can enter a Zip Code to access environmental information for a particular area.
Source Website https://enviro.epa.gov/

Longitudinal Employer-Household Dynamics (LEDLEHD) is a voluntary partnership between state labor market information departments and the U.S. Census Bureau to develop new information about local labor market conditions. Also provides detailed maps (OnTheMap) showing where people work and workers live with companion reports on worker ages, earnings, industry distribution, and local workforce indicators.

Source The U.S. Census Bureau combines its census data with labor-market information provided by state employment agencies to create LEHD.
Frequency Of Production LEHD integrates Quarterly Workforce Indicators (QWI) so data can be updated quarterly.
TxDOT Uses Analyzing data from travel demand forecasting models and land use patterns. Use of LODES (LEHD Origin-Destination Employment Statistics) as a source of workplace location and home-to-work flow data.
Geographic Levels Labor sheds, county, city, Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSAs).
Source Website https://lehd.ces.census.gov/

The regional economic accounts tell us about the geographic distribution of U.S. economic activity and growth. The estimates of gross domestic product by state and state and local area personal income, and the accompanying detail, provide a consistent framework for analyzing and comparing individual state and local area economies.

Source U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA).
Frequency Of Production Annually.
TxDOT Uses Transportation analysis and planning
Geographic Levels MSAs.
Source Website https://www.bea.gov/data/economic-accounts/regional

The MLA Language Map is intended for use by students, teachers, and anyone interested in learning about the linguistic and cultural composition of the United States. The Language Map uses aggregated data from the 2006 to 2010 5-Year ACS to display the locations and numbers of speakers of thirty languages commonly spoken in the United States. Comparative tables and graphs provide a snapshot of changes between 2000 and 2010 in American language communities, showing the age of the speaker and ability to speak English.

Source 2000 decennial Census and the 2005, 2006-2010 5-year ACS.
Frequency Of Production Annual data collection by ACS provides up-to-date information throughout the decade, solicited from about three million households each year and producing about two million completed records. ACS data is reported in one-year, three-year, and five-year estimates.
TxDOT Uses Used for environmental justice analysis and public hearing preparation (printing of flyers for dominate languages).
Geographic Levels ZIP Code Tabulation Area (ZCTA) and county.
Source Website https://apps.mla.org/map_main

The 2017 NHTS provides information to assist transportation planners and policy makers who need comprehensive data on travel and transportation patterns in the United States. The 2017 NHTS updates information gathered in the 2009 NHTS and in prior Nationwide Personal Transportation Surveys (NPTS) conducted in 1969, 1977, 1983, 1990, and 1995.

Source U.S. Federal Highway Administration (FHWA).
Frequency Of Production Varies.
TxDOT Uses Quantify travel behavior, analyze changes in travel characteristics over time, relate travel behavior to the demographics of the traveler, study the relationship of demographics and travel over time, the NHTS data are used primarily for gaining a better understanding of travel behavior. The data enable DOT officials to assess program initiatives, review programs and policies, study current mobility issues, and plan for the future.
Geographic Levels National.
Source Website https://nhts.ornl.gov/

Population and Water Demand Projections. Includes DRAFT Population and Municipal Water Demand Projections Data: 2020-2070 population and municipal water demand projections for counties and for Water User Groups (cities, utilities, and county-other rural areas) in each of the 16 planning regions.

Source Texas Water Development Board.
Frequency Of Production Approximately every 4 years.
TxDOT Uses Used to control local estimates.
Geographic Levels Counties and Water User Groups (cities, utilities, and county-other rural areas) in each of the 16 planning regions.
Source Website http://www.twdb.texas.gov/waterplanning/data/projections/

The Texas Population Estimates Program produces annual estimates of the total populations of counties and places in the state and estimates of county populations by age, sex, and race/ethnicity.

Source Texas Demographic Center.
Frequency Of Production Annually.
TxDOT Uses Used to control local estimates and calibrate travel demand models. Used for funding allocations. Used in environmental related analyses.
Geographic Levels State and county.
Source Website https://demographics.texas.gov/Data/TPEPP/Estimates/

The Texas Population Projections Program produces projections of the population of the state and all counties in the state by age, sex and race/ethnicity. These projections are used extensively by public and private entities.

Source Texas Demographic Center.
Frequency Of Production Every other year.
TxDOT Uses Used to: Control local estimates, Calibrate travel demand models, and Long-range planning.
Geographic Levels State, county, economic region, MSA Metro, MSA Micro, Council of Governments (COGs).
Source Website https://demographics.texas.gov/Data/TPEPP/Projections/

BEA provides basic information on such key issues as economic growth, inflation, regional development, and the nation's role in the world economy. Estimates of personal income and employment by State, Metropolitan Area, and county are available through the Regional Economic Accounts site. The site includes an information retrieval service that provides a variety of analytical tabulations for counties and combinations of counties.

Source U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC), Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA).
Frequency Of Production Every other year.
TxDOT Uses Income data used to calibrate travel demand models.
Geographic Levels State, county, and MSA.
Source Website https://www.bea.gov/data/economic-accounts/regional

StatsIndiana. Multi-state and county profiles. Website tools enable users to perform side-by-side comparisons of US states and counties for a number of useful topics such as economy, education, income, taxes, population, housing and the workforce. The data on STATS Indiana are provided by more than 100 federal and state agencies, along with commercial or private data sources. The site is maintained by the Indiana Business Research Center at Indiana University, Kelly School of Business.

Source U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC), U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA).
Frequency Of Production Data are updated daily to ensure data are updated as they are released from the source agencies.
TxDOT Uses Analysis of demographic information for counties and metros for transportation planning.
Geographic Levels State and county.
Source Website http://www.stats.indiana.edu/

Summary File 1 (SF1), Rel: Sept 2012, (SF1) contains the data compiled from the questions asked of all people and about every housing unit. SF1 includes population and housing characteristics for the total population, population totals for an extensive list of race (American Indian and Alaska Native tribes, Asian, and Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander) and Hispanic or Latino groups, and population and housing characteristics for a limited list of race and Hispanic or Latino groups. Summary File 3. Replaced with the American Community Survey. See American Community Survey.

Source U.S. Census Bureau.
Frequency Of Production Every 10 years, generally 1 to 3 years after data collection.
TxDOT Uses Transportation planning, Environmental justice analysis, Travel demand calibration and modeling.
Geographic Levels Block (SF1, 2), block group, tract, city, ZCTA, county, MSA, state, nation.
Source Website https://www.census.gov/data/datasets/2010/dec/summary-file-1.html

Annual estimates can be downloaded from the U.S. Census Bureau’s website. Historical estimates are revised along with new estimates. Due to differences in assumptions and methodology, these estimates will be different than that provided by the Texas Demographic Center. Some Federal funding and reporting may require official Census estimates or information from the decennial Census.

Source U.S. Census Bureau.
Frequency Of Production Annually.
TxDOT Uses Used to control local estimates.
Geographic Levels National, state, and county.
Source Website https://www.census.gov/programs-surveys/popest.html