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See also Sociodemographic Data and Employment & Labor for additional information.

Local Area Personal Income
Produced by: US Burea of Economic Analysis
Geographic coverage: County level
Dates of coverage: 1969 to 2004

Select: At the Web site, select one of the series titles first to specify the Detailed county annual table.

Includes: Personal income and population summary estimates; Detailed county annual income and employment tables by NAICS industry; Detailed county annual tables of income and employment by SIC industry, transfer payments, farm income and expenses; and Wage and salary summary estimates.

Other Information: This is an interactive Web site. At the final report, get definitions by clicking on the question mark next to each line.

Purchasing Power Profiles
Produced by: University of Wisconsin Milwaukee
Geographic coverage: Census tract, zip code, and MSA level
Dates of coverage: 2000 and 2002

Select: At the Web site, select one of the following: 1) Purchasing Power by Census Tracts for custom made printouts of purchasing power for 16 retail categories and data on the workforce population for any U.S. census tract; 2) Purchasing Power by ZIP Code for data on retail expenditures for 16 consumer areas, retail and business establishments, and the available workforce for all residential zipcodes in the U.S.; 3) Purchasing Power Rankings for Top 100 Metro Areas for ZIP code rankings of each of the 16 retail expenditure categories for the 100 largest metro areas; 4) Free Geographic Databases for shapefiles and business, household, and workforce census databases to help map your area; 5) Maps of Purchasing Power for Food-at-Home and Apparel to download free maps of purchasing power for the top 100 metro areas in the U.S.; 6) Urban Markets Retail Sales Leakage/Surplus Drill Downs to show the difference between each metro neighborhood's purchasing power and estimated retail sales.

Includes: Spending for major retail expenditure categories, recognizing the density advantages of many lower-income central city neighborhoods that are typically ignored by national marketing firm data

Other Information: This is an interactive Web site.

Income Limits
Produced by: US Housing and Urban Development (HUD)
Geographic coverage: MSA and county level
Dates of coverage: 1990 to 2006

Select: At the HUD site, select the year you would like to view. Click on Texas, then open the PDF file.

Includes: These reports show the income limits for housing assistance as set forth by Section 3 of the U.S. Housing Act of 1937. Assistance is based on a formula which defines low income and very low income. The FY2006 HUD Income Limits Briefing Material provides more information.

Other Information: Each MSA shown indicates 30% of median, very low income, and low income.

County, Zip Code, & Metro Business Patterns
Produced by: US Census Bureau
Geographic coverage: MSA, county and zip code level
Dates of coverage: 1998 to 2004

Select: Enter either the state you want (for county), the zip code you want, or click on GO next to Metro Business Patterns.

Includes: Data is shown by North American Classification System categories with broad industry descriptions provided.

Other Information: You can change the year or do a comparison between different years or different geographies.

Consolidated Federal Funds Report
Produced by: US Census Bureau
Geographic coverage: County and State level
Dates of coverage: 1993 to 2010


Includes: Federal expenditures for all areas, including defense and homeland security as well as by agency and per capita.

Other Information: PDF document. Do a search by state to find county information. See also Access to Health Care for information about Medicare and Medicaid.

Quarterly Workforce Indicators
Produced by: US Census Bureau
Geographic coverage: MSA level
Dates of coverage: 2001 to present

Select: Metro area you want to view, the industry you want, and type of ownership. You can also specify age, gender, year, and quarter.

Includes: Statistics on employment, job creation, turnover, and earnings by industry, age and sex.

Other Information: Interactive database

Top Industries
Produced by: US Census Bureau
Geographic coverage: WDA and state level
Dates of coverage: Current data

Select: Choose what information you would like to see on the top industries; select the state you want, then the region.

Includes: Total Employment; Growth in Employment; Growth in hiring; Number of new hires; Jobs added by new and expanding businesses; Average monthly earnings for all workers; Growth in average monthly earnings for all workers; Average monthly earnings for new hires

Other Information: WDA=Workforce Development Area; See the map to find yours; Interactive database

Demographic & Socioecomonic Statistics/Indicators
Produced by: Texas Health and Human Services Commission
Geographic coverage: County and state level

Economic Statistics / Indicators
Dates of coverage: 1990 to 2003


Includes: Economic statistics includes unemployment, Texas per capita income, cost of living, Texas economic forecast from the Comptroller's Office, and Texas economic indicators from the Comptroller's Office.

Other Information:

Produced by: Bureau of Labor Statistics
Geographic coverage: Metropolitan Statistical Area level
Dates of coverage: 2003

Select: Select the MSA in Texas for which you would like data. Click on occupation category which you would like to view.

Includes: Number of persons estimated to be in that profession, median hourly wage, mean hourly wage, and mean annual wage.

Other Information: Click on the job code for a comparison to national data, other states, and other MSAs.

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Last updated 2/15/2007