Houston ISD's Changing Demographics At the June TEDA meeting, Justin Silvany, HISD Demographer, described enrollment and demographic trends occurring within HISD overall and within selected neighborhoods. Copies of his presentation can be found here.
Free GIS Courses
Want to learn about Geographic Information Systems (GIS)? The GIS/Data Center (GDC) at Fondren Library of Rice University provides short courses for faculty, staff, student, alumni, AND visitors from academic, government, and non-profit organizations. Contact the GDC for more information.
Make new discoveries about your neighborhood through the power of American Community Survey statistics and the U.S. Census Bureau’s new mapping tool, Census Explorer.
Choose from eight different topics, including median household income, labor force participation and percent of the population 65 and older and explore these statistics for states, counties and census tracts.
Census Explorer includes not only the latest American Community Survey five-year statistics (2008-2012) but also information from the 1990 and 2000 censuses, so you can see how your community has changed over the past two decades.
Replacing the decennial census long form, the American Community Survey provides timely annual statistics to communities throughout the nation.
Percent of the population with a high school degree or higher
Percent with a bachelor’s degree or higher
Labor force participation rate
Home ownership rate
Median household income
Hobby Center for the Study of Texas at Rice University Seeks Researchers
Hobby Center Seeks Researchers The Hobby Center for the Study of Texas is seeking a Research Analyst and Research Programmer to work on a new, high profile project to analyze housing and demographic change in the Houston Metropolitan Area. For more information, see Rice's recruiting homepage (jobs.rice.edu) or the specific listings for these jobs:Research Analyst and Research Programmer (GIS/SAS).