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September 2016. The importance of understanding the demographic-economic make-up and trends for school districts can hardly be overstated. Community and educational challenges and opportunities are shaped by demographic-economic dynamics. Only by knowing "where we are" can we develop the most effective plans for improvement.

This section is focused on tools, resources and methods that you can use to access, integrate and analyze school district general demographics.
  • Go to interactive table below in this section.

The U.S. national scope ACS 2015 (released September 2016) School District Demographic-Economic Dataset contains approximately 600 subject matter items tabulated for each of the largest 1,016 school districts organized into four subject matter groups:
  • General Demographics -- this section (see similar ACS 2014 data)
  • Social Characteristics
  • Economic Characteristics
  • Housing Characteristics
The largest school districts are those that have total population of 65,000 or more.

See related tables for this same set of districts and data source:
  • Public & Private Enrollment by Grade Range

These data provide information and insights not available by examining data on students and schools alone -- or any other data. See more about the importance of these data.

Data reviewed in this section are based on the American Community Survey (ACS) 2015 1-year estimates for school districts defined as of the 2013-14 school year. See notes on importance of these data. See similar ranking tables for: Census Tracts | ZIP Codes | State, Metro & County.

Largest School Districts 2015
This view shows school districts (red markers) having ACS 2015 population 65,000 or more. Click graphic for larger view. Expand browser window for best quality view. Larger view shows metros (MSAs) with semi-transparent fill pattern. See district locations in context of metros. Use related GIS project to examine patterns and gain insights into school district patterns using geospatial data analytics tools. View school districts as areas in context of other geography and your data. Zoom-in for regional views; label geography with names or attributes.

- View developed using CV XE GIS and related GIS project.

Using the Interactive Table
Use the interactive table below to view, query, rank, compare general demographics of the population, households and families for these areas. The scroll box shown below lists each of the subject matter items available for each area via the ranking table. In the subject matter items scrollbox, subject matter items are organized into to mini-tables with related items. The number at the left of the subject matter item is also used as the short name for the subject matter item in the column header in the ranking table.

General Demographics Items
  D001     Total population
  D002 Male
  D003 Female
  D004 Under 5 years
  D005 5 to 9 years
  D006 10 to 14 years
  D007 15 to 19 years
  D008 20 to 24 years
  D009 25 to 34 years
  D010 35 to 44 years
  D011 45 to 54 years
  D012 55 to 59 years
  D013 60 to 64 years
  D014 65 to 74 years
  D015 75 to 84 years
  D016 85 years and over
  D017 Median age (years)
  D018 18 years and over
  D019 21 years and over
  D020 62 years and over
  D021 65 years and over
  D022     18 years and over
  D023 Male
  D024 Female
  D025     65 years and over
  D026 Male
  D027 Female
  D028     Total population
  D029 One race
  D030 Two or more races
  D031 One race
  D032     White
  D033     Black or African American
  D034     American Indian and Alaska Native
  D035         Cherokee tribal grouping
  D036         Chippewa tribal grouping
  D037         Navajo tribal grouping
  D038         Sioux tribal grouping
  D039     Asian
  D040         Asian Indian
  D041         Chinese
  D042         Filipino
  D043         Japanese
  D044         Korean
  D045         Vietnamese
  D046         Other Asian
  D047     Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander
  D048         Native Hawaiian
  D049         Guamanian or Chamorro
  D050         Samoan
  D051         Other Pacific Islander
  D052     Some other race
  D053 Two or more races
  D054     White and Black or African American
  D055     White and American Indian and Alaska Native
  D056     White and Asian
  D057     Black or African American and American Indian and Alaska Native
    Race alone or in combination with one or more other races
  D058     Total population
  D059 White
  D060 Black or African American
  D061 American Indian and Alaska Native
  D062 Asian
  D063 Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander
  D064 Some other race
  D065     Total population
  D066 Hispanic or Latino (of any race)
  D067     Mexican
  D068     Puerto Rican
  D069     Cuban
  D070     Other Hispanic or Latino
  D071 Not Hispanic or Latino
  D072     White alone
  D073     Black or African American alone
  D074     American Indian and Alaska Native alone
  D075     Asian alone
  D076     Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone
  D077     Some other race alone
  D078     Two or more races
  D079         Two races including Some other race
  D080         Two races excluding Some other race, and Three or more races
  D081     Total housing units

School District 2015 General Demographics interactive table
  Click ShowAll button between Find/Queries. Use mouseover on column header to view column description.
  See usage notes below table. See related tables --

Usage Notes
  • If table not showing any rows; click ShowAll button below table.
  • Use vertical and horizontal scroll bars to navigate up/down or left/right.
  • Adjust column widths using column divider between header cells.
  • CBSA> button -- use to select districts in a specified metro/CBSA
    .. get metro 5-character code here
    .. paste the 5-character metro code in the edit box to right of CBSA> button.
    .. overwriting the value 19100.
    .. click the CBSA> button ... table refreshes with all districts in specified metro.
  • Find Name> button -- use to select district based on exact spelling of partial name in column 1.
    .. Key in exact up/low case spelling of partial name of district in the edit box to right of Find Name> button.
    .. overwriting the value Dallas.
    .. click the Find Name> button ... table refreshes with all districts with matched spelling in column 1.
  • Selected columns -- "Pop.W1.B1.AIAN1.Asn1.NHPI1.Hisp" below the table to show only these columns;
    .. click "All columns" button to restore view to all columns.

  • All items are estimates for 2015.
  • Click ShowAll button between specific area queries.
  • Cells with negative value could not be estimated (for this geography and this time frame).

Selecting Districts within a Metro/CBSA
--> Proceed with these steps to view districts within a selected metro/CBSA:
  • Click ShowAll button below table.
  • Click Pop.W1.B1 .. button below table.
  • Click the CBSA> button (using the default Dallas metro CBSA code 19100).
  • Click the D039 column header; click again to sort in other direction.

Examine a metro of interest -- get metro 5-character code here ..
  • Click ShowAll button below table.
  • Click Pop.W1.B1 .. button below table.
  • Paste the 5-character metro code in the edit box to right of CBSA> button.
    .. overwriting the value 19100.
  • Click the CBSA> button.
  • Click the D039 column header; click again to sort in other direction.

Use find codes/names to determine census tract, city/place, school district etc. geocode/area name based on address.

Importance of School District Demographic-Economic Data
The American Community Survey provides "richer" demographic-economic characteristics for national scope school districts. While Census 2010 provides data similar to those items in the General Demographics section, only ACS sourced data provide details on topics such as income and poverty, labor force and employment, housing value and costs, educational participation and attainment, language spoken at home, among many related items. The approximate 600 items accessible via the dataset are supplemented by a wide range of additional subject matter. ACS school district data are updated annually in December of each year for each/all school districts.

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