The Center for Health Statistics maintains a population database for all Texas counties that serves many purposes in public health analysis and planning. In addition to providing denominators for the calculation of rates of disease, fertility, and mortality, the dataset supports the understanding of demographic indicators such as birth rates, life expectancy, number of women of childbearing age, population density, and aging of the population. Population projected into the future assists in planning for changes in demand for health services and workforce requirements.
Notice: Census 2010 population counts were updated in February 2012.
A single series of population data for the period 1990 through 2040 has been assembled from several sources encompassing three main types of data: census counts (1990, 2000, 2010), estimates (1990-1999, 2001-2009), and projections (2011-2040). Data for all years since 1999 have been provided by the Texas State Data Center for all Texas counties by single year of age up to age 85. As new estimates become available annually, they replace the population projections. For more detail and documentation of race\ethnic categories, use the "Sources and Updates" button at left.
Summary tables of total population by race/ethnicity are accessible from the menu at left. Databases containing the information of these summary tables and others that provide additional age and sex detail have been provided in the form of downloadable data files for a selected range of years.
For a selected set of age groups, data tables can be requested through the dynamic query system on the CHS website known as Texas Health Data. You'll find other published tables of population information in reports hosted on this website and through additional links available through the "More Information" button at left.
Staff of the Center for Health Statistics can provide custom built tables and datasets from the population database on request. (See contact information at left).