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ACS Public Use Microdata Samples (PUMS)
3 - 1 Database
Census 2010, Public Use Microdata Samples


3 - 2 Source
U.S. Census Bureau, based on American Community Survey data.


3 - 3 Reference Date of Latest Source
Coincides with release of ACS.


3 - 4 Frequency Of Production
Yearly. PUMS ara a sample of Population and Housing Unit records from the American Community Survey.


3 - 5 TxDOT Uses
Used to calibrate travel demand models


3 - 6 Geographic Levels
National, States, D.C., Puerto Rico, Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs)


3 - 7 Variables
Various based on Person and Housing topics

3 - 8 Media
WEB, FTP download, American Factfinder2 U.S. Census


3 - 9 Additional Notes
PUMS (Public Use Micro Sample) data are special files released by the Census Bureau containing disclosure-avoidance-enhanced versions of actual ACS survey questionnaires.

3 - 10 Website
American Community Survey
1 - 1 Database
American Community Survey


1 - 2 Source
U.S. Census Bureau


1 - 3 Reference Date of Latest Source
TxDOT OneStop: 2012-2016 ACS 5-year estimates


1 - 4 Frequency Of Production
Yearly


1 - 5 TxDOT Uses
Transportation planning, Environmental justice analysis, Travel demand calibration and modeling


1 - 6 Geographic Levels
County, TxDOT District, Tract, Place, Urbanized Area


1 - 7 Variables
Multiple Census variables i.e. Population, Household type and income, Vehicles available, Commute mode, Miles traveled, Travel Time To Work


1 - 8 Media
Online, FTP download


1 - 9 Additional Notes
The American Community Survey 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 it's population and housing.


1 - 10 Website
Census Transportation Planning Package 2010
7 - 1 Database
The Census Transportation Planning Products (CTPP) is a set of special tabulations designed by transportation planners using large sample surveys;

for example, 5-Year ACS 2006-2010 conducted by the Census Bureau.


7 - 2 Source
U.S. Census Bureau and Federal Highway Administration


7 - 3 Reference Date of Latest Source
5/14/13


7 - 4 Frequency Of Production
The CTPP 5-year data, based on ACS 2006 – 2010 Census Data, was released Thursday, October 31, 2013.

AASHTO has contracted with Beyond 2020 to create a web-based data access system, similar to the system used for the 2006-2008 CTPP.


7 - 5 TxDOT Uses
Used to calibrate transportation models; used in general transportation planning


7 - 6 Geographic Levels
County, TxDOT District, Tract, Place, Urbanized Area are included in the TxDOT OneStop, for additional geographies see Geography tab in the downloadable CTPP Excel File


7 - 7 Variables
Tables include means of transportation univariate and crossed with travel time, household income, vehicle availability, age, time leaving home, and (new) presence of children, minority status, number of workers in household and median household income.


7 - 8 Media
Website; MS Excel.

The Excel file includes a detailed list of Variables and Geographies associated with the CTPP product

For more detailed information click on the link below.
7 - 9 Additional Notes
The CTPP Data Access Software is a powerful tool to access the nearly 350 gigs of 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.

You can find additional information at http://ctpp.transportation.org/Pages/5-Year-Info.aspx


7 - 10 Website
Consumer Expenditure Survey
8 - 1 Database
Consumer Expenditure Survey


8 - 2 Source
U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics


8 - 3 Reference Date of Latest Source
See website at the link below


8 - 4 Frequency Of Production
Every year, 2 years after data collection


8 - 5 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.


8 - 6 Geographic Levels
National; regions (combination of states); selected MSAs (including Dallas-Ft. Worth and Houston)


8 - 7 Variables
Consumer expenditures by consumer unit type and region; transportation costs and expenditures on travel among expenditures tabulated


8 - 8 Media
Online, FTP, selected publications


8 - 9 Additional Notes
Consumer Expenditure Survey data include the expenditures and income of consumers, as well as the demographic characteristics of those consumers.

Tables with more expenditure detail are available at www.bls.gov/cex.


8 - 10 Website
County Information Project
9 - 1 Database
County Information Project


9 - 2 Source
Texas Association of Counties


9 - 3 Reference Date of Latest Source
NA


9 - 4 Frequency Of Production
Continuously


9 - 5 TxDOT Uses
General county statistics including information on county roadways


9 - 6 Geographic Levels
County


9 - 7 Variables
Various


9 - 8 Media
Online


9 - 9 Additional Notes
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.


9 - 10 Website
Residence County to Workplace County Flows
5 - 1 Database
Census 2000, County to County Flow Data

5 - 2 Source
U.S. Census Bureau

5 - 3 Reference Date of Latest Source
2000

5 - 4 Frequency Of Production
Every 10 years, 3 to 4 years after data collection


5 - 5 TxDOT Uses
Transportation planning


5 - 6 Geographic Levels
Counties


5 - 7 Variables
Total number of commuters by residence county and work county

5 - 8 Media
Available to download (Excel, pdf, html and text formats)

5 - 9 Additional Notes
These data were derived from the 2000 Census decennial Census long-form.

Because the American Community Survey is replacing the 2000 Census long form, there may be changes in this data set.

Reports supplied by the Missouri Census Data Center.

For more detailed information click on the link below.
5 - 10 Website
EnviroMapper for Envirofacts EPA
10 - 1 Database
EnviroMapper for Envirofacts, a single point of access to select U.S. EPA environmental 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.


10 - 2 Source
EPA refer to "About the Data"

For more detailed information click on the link below.
10 - 3 Reference Date of Latest Source
Stays relatively current. Data are consumed from various sources


10 - 4 Frequency Of Production
Updated with various frequencies from:

Demographic data from U.S. Census

Monitored sites

Environmental cleanup sites

Transportation, and other items


10 - 5 TxDOT Uses
Environmental Justice


10 - 6 Geographic Levels
Users can enter a Zip Code to asccess enviromental information for a particular area.


10 - 7 Variables
Air, Water, Waste,Land, Toxics, Radiation , Chemicals, Emissions, Mining,Construction, Greenhouse Gas emissions and more.


10 - 8 Media
Online


10 - 9 Additional Notes
With Envirofacts, you can learn more about these environmental activities in your area or you can generate maps of environmental information.
10 - 10 Website
Local Employment Dynamics
11 - 1 Database
Local Employment Dynamics (LED) 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.


11 - 2 Source
The U.S. Census Bureau combines its census data with labor-market information provided by state employment agencies to create LED.


11 - 3 Reference Date of Latest Source
Data are updated quarterly


11 - 4 Frequency Of Production
LED integrates Quarterly Workforce Indicators (QWI) so data can be updated quarterly.


11 - 5 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


11 - 6 Geographic Levels
Labor sheds, county, city, MSA


11 - 7 Variables
Trends in employment, hiring, job creation and destruction, and earnings, details of geography, age, gender, and industry.

11 - 8 Media
Online. LED make available several data products. OnTheMap, LED Extraction Tool and QWI Online.


11 - 9 Additional Notes
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


11 - 10 Website
Metropolitan Area Estimates of Gross Domestic Product
12 - 1 Database
Metropolitan Area Estimates of Gross Domestic Product (GDP)


12 - 2 Source
U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis


12 - 3 Reference Date of Latest Source
2012


12 - 4 Frequency Of Production
Yearly


12 - 5 TxDOT Uses
Transportation analysis and planning

12 - 6 Geographic Levels
Metropolitan areas (MSA)


12 - 7 Variables
GDP measures the market value of final goods and services produced within an area in a particular period of time and also measures economic activity which can lead to growth or decline of a particular area.


12 - 8 Media
Online


12 - 9 Additional Notes
Notes


12 - 10 Website
Modern Language Association Language Map
13 - 1 Database
Modern Language Association Language Map


13 - 2 Source
2000 decennial Census and the 2005, 2006-2010 5 year American Community Surveys

13 - 3 Reference Date of Latest Source
2006-2010 5 Year American Community Survey (ACS)


13 - 4 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.


13 - 5 TxDOT Uses
Used for environmental justice analysis and public hearing preparation (printing of flyers for dominate languages).

13 - 6 Geographic Levels
ZIP Code Tabulation Area; county


13 - 7 Variables
Map of languages spoken at home derived from the 2005, 2006-2010 Five Year American Community Survey and 2000 decennial Census


13 - 8 Media
Online


13 - 9 Additional Notes
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 American Community Survey (ACS) to display the locations and numbers of speakers of thirty languages commonly spoken in the United States.

The Language Map Data Center provides data about over three hundred languages spoken in the United States, using data from the 2006 to 2010 5 Year ACS,and the 2000 US Census.

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.


13 - 10 Website
National Household Travel Survey
14 - 1 Database
National Household Travel Survey


14 - 2 Source
Since 1969, the FHWA National Household Travel Survey (NHTS) has been collecting information about who, what, when, where, why and how US household members across the nation travels to work, school, shop, medical services, recreation purposes and more.

Data collected from this survey provides the transportation community the information needed for planning, forecasting travel patterns, policy decisions and a host of other programs and initiatives.

Since 1990, the NHTS program has been accepting States and local add-ons to provide value-added products to both the national program and local data needs.


14 - 3 Reference Date of Latest Source
2009 NHTS as of Oct 2013


14 - 4 Frequency Of Production
Varies; scheduled for 2008


14 - 5 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.


14 - 6 Geographic Levels
National


14 - 7 Variables
Combines data from former National Personal Travel Survey and American Travel Survey.

Average Vehicle Occupancy by Mode and Purpose

Number of Households by Household Driver Count

Number of Households by Life Cycle

Number of Vehicles by Vehicle Age

Number of Person Trips (PT) by Mode and Purpose

Average Annual Vehicle Miles per Vehicle (best estimate) by Vehicle Age and Type

Number of Person Trips (PT) by Household Vehicle Count

Number of Person Trips (PT) by Household Income

Additional tables and variables are listed on the website at http://nhts.ornl.gov/tables09/FatCat.aspx


14 - 8 Media
Online, various publications, SAS, dbf,ASCII.csv

Data extraction tool allows users to obtain data from the 1995, 2001, and 2009 NHTS to examine total travel (i.e., person trips, person miles traveled, vehicle trips, and vehicle miles traveled).

This tool also allows users to extract data from all three surveys for trends analysis.

The user can select one or more elements using selection criteria to generate a customized dataset.

This customized dataset can be downloaded in CVS format for additional analyses.

Data Visualization Tool provides several approaches to viewing the most commonly-accessed data from NHTS, namely trip rates, trip purposes and mode of travel.

The Visualization Tool presents NHTS data in the format of a map, pie-bubbles and a dashboard configuration.

This tool provides access to the 1995, 2001 and 2009 surveys and facilitates easy comparison of travel parameters over time.


14 - 9 Additional Notes
The 2009 National Household Travel Survey (NHTS) provides information to assist transportation planners and policy makers who need comprehensive data on travel and transportation patterns in the United States.

The 2009 NHTS updates information gathered in the 2001 NHTS and in prior Nationwide Personal Transportation Surveys (NPTS) conducted in 1969, 1977, 1983, 1990, and 1995.


14 - 10 Website
Population and Water Demand Projections by County 2020-2070
18 - 1 Database
Population and Water Demand Projections


18 - 2 Source
Texas Water Development Board


18 - 3 Reference Date of Latest Source
2016 Regional and 2017 State Water Plan Projections Data


18 - 4 Frequency Of Production
Approximately every 4 years


18 - 5 TxDOT Uses
Used to control local estimates


18 - 6 Geographic Levels
Counties and for Water User Groups (cities, utilities, and county-other rural areas) in each of the 16 planning regions.


18 - 7 Variables
Total population


18 - 8 Media
Online


18 - 9 Additional Notes
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


18 - 10 Website
Population Estimates by County and Place
16 - 1 Database
Population Estimates by county and Place


16 - 2 Source
Texas Demographic Center


16 - 3 Reference Date of Latest Source
2012


16 - 4 Frequency Of Production
Yearly


16 - 5 TxDOT Uses
Used to control local estimates and calibrate travel demand models.

Used for funding allocations.

Used in environmental related analyses.


16 - 6 Geographic Levels
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.


16 - 7 Variables
Total population by age, sex, race, and ethnicity (at county level)


16 - 8 Media
Online csv, pdf


16 - 9 Additional Notes
For more detailed information click on the link below.
16 - 10 Website
Population Projections by County 2010-2050
17 - 1 Database
Population Projections by county 2010 to 2050


17 - 2 Source
Texas Demographic Center


17 - 3 Reference Date of Latest Source
2014, Projections for 2010 to 2050


17 - 4 Frequency Of Production
Every other year


17 - 5 TxDOT Uses
Used to:

Control local estimates

Calibrate travel demand models

Long-range planning


17 - 6 Geographic Levels
County, TxDOT District, MSA, COG


17 - 7 Variables
Total population by age, sex, race, and ethnicity.

Households, labor force, school enrollments.

Contains three migration scenarios


17 - 8 Media
Online, pdf, csv


17 - 9 Additional Notes
For more detailed information click on the link below.
17 - 10 Website
Regional Economic Information System (REIS)
20 - 1 Database
Regional Economic Information System (REIS).


20 - 2 Source
U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA).


20 - 3 Reference Date of Latest Source
2014 Projections, 2015 Estimates


20 - 4 Frequency Of Production
Every year


20 - 5 TxDOT Uses
Income data used to calibrate travel demand models


20 - 6 Geographic Levels
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 Information System (REIS).

The system includes an information retrieval service that provides a variety of analytical tabulations for counties and combinations of counties.


20 - 7 Variables
visit the link below for a list of variables


20 - 8 Media
Online access through CIESIN is an information retrieval service that provides a variety of analytical tabulations for counties and combinations of counties.

CD-ROM which includes software programs for extractions and allow the user to display, print, or copy one or more of the standard tables from the historical personal income series.

Included on the CD-ROM media are the following dataset:

Census Journey to Work

Gross State Product

Projections of Earnings, Employment, and Population to the year 2040 States

Projections of Earnings, Employment, and Population to the year 2040 Metropolitan Statistical Areas


20 - 9 Additional Notes
Addition information can be found at the Missouri Census Data Center. see link below:
20 - 10 Website
STATS Indiana, USA Profiles
19 - 1 Database
StatsIndiana. Multi-state and county profiles


19 - 2 Source
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


19 - 3 Reference Date of Latest Source
Current.


19 - 4 Frequency Of Production
Data are updated daily to ensure data are updated as they are released from the source agencies


19 - 5 TxDOT Uses
Analyis of demographic information for counties and metros for transportation planning


19 - 6 Geographic Levels
State, county


19 - 7 Variables
Wide range of variables supporting numerous important demographic topics


19 - 8 Media
Online, includes Excel download containing data for all fifty states


19 - 9 Additional Notes
Website tools enable users to perform sid-by-side comparisons of US states and counties for a number of useful topics such as Economy, Education, Income, Taxes, Population, Housing and Workforce.


19 - 10 Website
Summary File SF 1
2 - 1 Database
Census 2010, SF1, SF3/ACS


2 - 2 Source
2 - 3 Reference Date of Latest Source
See FactFinder website at the link below


2 - 4 Frequency Of Production
Every 10 years, generally 1 to 3 years after data collection


2 - 5 TxDOT Uses
Transportation planning, Environmental justice analysis, Travel demand calibration and modeling


2 - 6 Geographic Levels
Block (SF1, 2), block group, tract, city, ZCTA, county, MSA, state, nation


2 - 7 Variables
SF1 population variables include sex, age, race, hispanic or latino origin, household relationship, household type, household size, family type, family size, and group quarters.

Housing items include occupancy status, vacancy status, and tenure (whether a housing unit is owner-occupied or renter-occupied).


2 - 8 Media
Online, CD or DVD, FTP download
2 - 9 Additional Notes
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.

2 - 10 Website
Texas Demographic Center/Office of the State Demographer
Click on the link above to open in a new window
Texas Statewide Analysis Model (SAM)
6 - 1 Database
Texas Statewide Analysis Model (SAM)


6 - 2 Source
The data collection program includes thousands of traffic counts as well as a commitment to conduct urban area travel surveys on a regular basis.

Traffic counts are collected annually in every TxDOT District and on a five-year cycle for each urbanized area in the state.

Travel surveys are collected on a 10-year cycle and coincide with the five-year count collection program in an urban area.


6 - 3 Reference Date of Latest Source
The current version of SAM model development began in 2008 and was completed in 2011.


6 - 4 Frequency Of Production
First version created; planned update every 5 years


6 - 5 TxDOT Uses
This tool is used to analyze cross-state and cross-regional transportation improvements, to study the effects of statewide policy decisions related to passenger and freight travel, and to better understand the impact of the evolving trade environment beyond the state borders.

In addition, the SAM model may be used to generate external-through and external-local input data for the state 25 urban-area travel demand models.


6 - 6 Geographic Levels
Counties, TxDOT Districts, state, TAZ


6 - 7 Variables
Total population, total households, employment, population projections


6 - 8 Media
CD software
6 - 9 Additional Notes
For further information refer to the website address provided below.


6 - 10 Website
Transferability Project
15 - 1 Database
National Household Travel Survey, Transferability Project


15 - 2 Source
Federal Highway Administration National Household Travel Survey, US Census 2005 to 2009 American Community Survey (ACS) estimates


15 - 3 Reference Date of Latest Source
2009


15 - 4 Frequency Of Production
Version 1, 2009


15 - 5 TxDOT Uses
Used to calibrate travel demand models; generate trip rates


15 - 6 Geographic Levels
The NHTS national sample was divided up into six regions, and within each region further divided up into urban, suburban and rural areas.

This was done to reduce geographical differences and improve the accuracy and reliability of the estimates.

A small number of census tracts do not contain estimates for a variety of reasons, such as census tracts with zero population, or census tracts with very unusual demographic or travel characteristics.


15 - 7 Variables
Several demographic and household characteristics were used to estimate the travel variables within each category, using a series of regression equations.

These characteristics include:

Average household income

Number of household vehicles

Number of household members

Number of workers in the household

If the house is owned or rented

If the household incudes one or more children

A combination of one versus multiple member households and households with one or more persons 65 or more years old.


15 - 8 Media
Online


15 - 9 Additional Notes
The estimated regression equations were then applied or transferred to individual census tracts using the household characteristics for those census tracts using the Census ACS data.

A SAS database has been created with those estimates, along with a data dictionary, that can be accessed at the link below:


15 - 10 Website
U.S. Census Bureau Population Estimates by County
48 - 1 Database
U.S. Census Bureau Population estimates by county


48 - 2 Source
U.S. Census Bureau


48 - 3 Reference Date of Latest Source
See website at the link below


48 - 4 Frequency Of Production
Yearly


48 - 5 TxDOT Uses
Used to control local estimates


48 - 6 Geographic Levels
County, State, National


48 - 7 Variables
The Census Bureau computes state population estimates using several different sets of data.

Primarily though, totals are calculating using age groups, birth rates, death rates and estimates of residents migrating from one state to another.

For a more detailed explanation, refer to the Census Bureau's methodology on the us census website


48 - 8 Media
Online


48 - 9 Additional Notes
Yearly estimates can be downloaded from the Census 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 State Data Center.

Some Federal funding and reporting may require official Census estimates or information from the decennial Census.

48 - 10 Website
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