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EDA 383 School Community Relations

Local Demographics and Data

Finding Census Tracts

Austin Census Tract Map - Simply zoom in and note the tract number that your school sits in.

Address Search Tool - Search by the address of your school and note which census tract it belong in. You may also want to note neighboring tracts if you school's zoning area covers multiple tracts.

Texas Census Tract Reference Maps - Browse census tract maps by county.

Census Data

Social Explorer - An easy way to find U.S. census data by geographic area, create tables and export to Excel.  Tips...

 

  1. Open the database (using the above link) in another browser tab
  2. Choose "Tables" in the top menu
  3. Choose "American Community Surveys (5-year estimates)"
  4. Locate "American Community Survey (ACS) 2011--2015 (5-Year Estimates)" and select "Begin report"
  5. Follow this path: Geographic Type: 140, Census Tract > State: Texas > County: your county > Geographic Areas: highlight your census tracts > Click the "Add" button
  6. Now follow this path:  Geographic Type: 160, Place > State: Texas > Geographic Areas: the city of your choice > Click the "Add" button
  7. Click "Proceed to Tables"
  8. Leave the dataset set to ACS 2013
  9. Select tables of interest to you and click the "Add" button
  10. Click "Show results"
  11. From here you can export the data to Excel.

American Fac Finder - Web portal to U.S. Census data.

 

Other Local Data Sources

Austin Open Data Portal - Various maps, data sets and charts about Austin - content varies widely!  Examples... Map of dangerous dog locations, charts/maps about afforadable housing, Austin Police Department data.

School Report Cards - Demographic details and standarized test results for public and charter schools in Texas.

Texas Academic Performance Reports - Campus-level reports about academic performance, school demographics and staff-related data.

 

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