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Detailed Age-Race-Ethnicity-Gender Demographics
  -- Examining Changing Patterns

Updated data and related software are now available for age--race/ethnicity-gender analyses described on this page. See details.

Between July 2000 and 2004, the Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX MSA total population changed by 9.3%, growing from 4,741,338 to 5,180,443. The Hispanic population increased by 19.6%, from 1,369,158 to 1,637,992. During this same period, the 3-year old White, non-Hispanic population increased by 4.8% from 14,727 to 15,388 while the 3-year old White, Hispanic population increased by 24.5% from 14,782 to 18,403. The 3-year old population is roughly half of the pre-primary education aged population (ages 3 and 4). It is important to know how many of these children live in households where English is "not spoken very well." Having this information impacts the decision making of education agencies, community organizations and other stakeholders.

Patterns of growth in specific population cohorts are not evident by using macro-level data. The above example involving education and English is one of thousands of situations where detailed race, age, gender, and ethnicity trends data are required -- in public and private sector decision-making. The implications of changing demographics require the ability to drill down into more detailed demographics. This is the enabling capability provided by the detailed age-race-ethnicity-gender (AREG) demographics database.

The focus of this Web page is on demographic updates to Census 2000 to assess changing patterns in population by race, age, gender, and ethnicity.

The following map shows the percent of Hispanic population by Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA). Color fill patterns are associated with different percent-Hispanic intervals as shown in the legend panel at the left. The identify tool is used to show a profile for the Houston, Texas MSA. The dataset used here contains 8 subject matter items for each MSA (non-Hispanic population and Hispanic population, annually 2000 through 2004).



The detailed AREG demographics database includes county and MSA demographics useful for analyzing diversity. The database contains estimates of the resident population for each county and MSA as of 7/1/00, 7/1/01, 7/1/02, 7/1/03, 7/1/04 by single-year of age (0, 1, 2,..., 85 years and over), by race category (White, Black or African American, American Indian or Alaska Native, Asian or Pacific Islander) by Hispanic origin (not Hispanic or Latino / Hispanic or Latino), and gender.

Contact Proximity to learn more about accessing and using the AREG demographics.


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