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CHARTing Health Information: Sociodemographic Data

This Web site has been designed to provide a comprehensive collection of links to publicly available health and health determinants data. While the emphasis is on the state of Texas, there are links to sites that cover all of the U.S.

Sociodemographic Data

Sources of Census Data, population estimates, and population projections

Texas State Data Center and Office of the State Demographer

Texas Health Data-- Population Estimates, Census Counts & Projections

Texas Vital Statistics reports (includes marriage/divorce)

  • See Figure 25 for trends dating back to 1970.  If not available in the most current year, select the prior year.

US Census Bureau

Integrated Public Use Microdata Series (IPUMS) (University of Minnesota, Minnesota Population Center; 1850 to current; geographic levels vary)
For advanced data users, IPUMS has made available through its system the 1 percent and 5 percent samples from the Public Use Microsample (PUMS) data for the 2000 Census.

HUD Census Data Retrieval (1970-2000)
Select Texas to choose a city or select an MSA. Data provided includes population, housing and homeownership, race/ethnicity & immigrants, poverty and income, employment/labor force, occupations and industries.

Population/Census State Projections  (CDC WONDER; 2004 to 2060 national level data 2004 to 2030 state level data)

Other sources of social, demographic, and economic statistics

Demographic & Socioecomonic Statistics/Indicators (Texas Health and Human Services Commission; dates of coverage vary; county level data)

DiversityData (Harvard University, School of Public Health; Metropolitan areas; 1980 - 2000)
" allows visitors to explore how metropolitan areas throughout the U.S. perform on a diverse range of social measures that comprise a well-rounded life experience." Includes major cities in Texas including Abilene, Corpus Christi, San Angelo, Texarkana, and Wichita Falls. Get data for an area by ranking, in the form of a map, or in a table. Variables include:

DataPlace (KnowledgePlex, current, city and place)
"DataPlace aims to be your one-stop source for housing and demographic data about your community, your region, and the nation. The site not only assembles a variety of data sets from multiple sources, but it also provides tools and guides to assist you in analyzing, interpreting, and applying the data so you can make more informed decisions."

State of the Cities Data System (SOCDS) (Housing & Urban Development, 1970's through 2003)
This interactive site provides information on:

Metropolitan Racial and Ethnic Change: Census 2000 (Lewis Mumford Center for Comparative Urban and Regional Research at the University of Albany; metropolitan level data; 1990 and 2000)
Interactive reports; includes: Segregation; Segregation - children (under 18); Hispanic Groups; Asian 
School Segregation; Homeowners and Renters; The New Americans; State of the Cities; Separate and Unequal; Diversity in Black and White; Dimensions of Segregation; and Occupational Change.

Labor Market Information (Texas Workforce Commission; city, county, MSA, and State level data; 1990 to 2004)
Interactive reports; find monthly and quarterly data for unemployment, unemployment rate, labor force, and employment.

EEO Data Tool (US Census Bureau; county, MSA, and State level data; 2000)
Create interactive reports showing the ethnic and racial makeup of broad categories of job classifications.

HHSC Research, Planning, and Evaluation Monthly Program Statistics Reports (Texas Health and Human Services Commission; October 2002-August 2003; county level data)
These statistical reports provide monthly data showing: basic demographics; employment/unemployment; cost of living indices; population living in poverty; uninsured by age; Medicaid enrollment; Medicaid enrollment for children; Medicaid-covered births; and CHIP enrollment and renewal.

Kids Count Data Center
Produced by: Annie E. Casey Foundation
Geographic coverage: National, State, County, City level
Dates of coverage: Varies

  • Demographic
    • Age, race, ethnicity
  • Economic well-being
    • Employment/income, public assistance, poverty
  • Education
    •  School attendance, test scores
  • Health indicators
    • CHIP enrollment, birth outcomes

Last updated: 3/8/2017

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