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Decennial Census and American Community Survey

As a local affiliate for the U.S. Census Bureau, NCTCOG provides selected reports, maps and data from the decennial Census for the 16 counties in the NCTCOG region. Use the links to the left or below to access data from the decennial Census or find out more about the American Community Survey.

2010 Census

2000 Census

1990 Census

American Community Survey


Top 10 Metropolitan Statistical Areas by Population

1. New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island, NY-NJ-PA  Metro Area


2. Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana, CA  Metro Area


3. Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL-IN-WI  Metro Area


4. Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX  Metro Area


5. Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD  Metro Area


6. Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX  Metro Area


7. Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV  Metro Area


8. Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, FL  Metro Area


9. Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA  Metro Area


10. Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA-NH  Metro Area

Source: 2010 U.S. Census


Census 2010 Workshop Presentations - April 8, 2011


Frequently Asked Questions

What data are available from Census 2010?

Census 2010 redistricting data (PL 94-171 Summary File) were released by the Census Bureau on February 17, 2011. This release includes population counts by race and ethnicity for the population as a whole and the population 18 years and over. It also includes housing unit counts.

Summary File 1 (SF 1) data, including population counts and household characteristics, were released in Summer 2011. This release provides more race/ethnicity categories than those available from PL 94-171.

What is the American Community Survey?

The American Community Survey (ACS) is an ongoing survey that provides data every year on the subjects of age, sex, race, family and relationships, income, health insurance, education, veteran status, disabilities, employment, and living conditions. It replaces the long form of the decennial Census, which was discontinued following the 2000 Census.

Where can I get Census information for cities and counties in other parts of Texas?

The Texas State Data Center is the state resource for Census data. Statistics for all Texas counties and cities may be found on their web site at Census data may also be accessed through the Census Bureau's Factfinder.


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