What data will be in the Texas Connector?
The Texas Connector
displays nonprofit and service provider information derived from both the 2-1-1
Texas and GuideStar USA, Inc., Texas datasets. For 2012, updates to these datasets are
scheduled on a quarterly basis, and will be published in the Texas Connector as
the data are made available by 2-1-1 and GuideStar. The date of the last update
and the source information for each organization mapped in the Connector can be
found in the Organization Details by clicking on the View More Details link.
(To learn how to search for organizations and view “Organizational Details” in the Texas Connector, click here.)
Additionally, Texas Connector users who affiliate themselves with a nonprofit
organization, foundation, or faith-based entity can update the information
displayed about their organization in the Texas Connector. Users who are
affiliated with eligible organizations (i.e. nonprofit organizations,
foundations or faith-based entities) not currently mapped in the Connector can
also add their organization to the map. Click here to learn more about editing
or adding organizational information into the Texas Connector.
Click here to learn more about 2-1-1 Texas
Click here to learn more about GuideStar USA
Demographic and Socioeconomic Data
The Texas Connector contains a variety of demographic
and socioeconomic data indicators from governmental and other sources, displayed
in clickable map overlays, and an extensive underlying database of statistical
data from which customized reports can be generated.
Demographic and socioeconomic map overlays are derived from ESRI Map Services’
2010/2015 Updated Demographics. Additional information regarding data sources
can be found by clicking on the
icon beside each map overlay.
Geographic boundary layers are derived from a variety of governmental sources. Additional
information regarding the specific source(s) of each geographic boundary can be found by
clicking on the
icon besides each boundary layer map
Custom Demographic and Socioeconomic Reports generated through the Query Map
tool contain 2011 Census data. Information regarding the processing and
preparation of these data, as well as confidentiality protection, non-sampling
error, definitions and the dispute of 2011 Census counts can be found at the
bottom of each customized report.
Important Disclaimer Regarding U.S. Census Data: The U.S. Census
data used in this tool comes from the continuously administered American
Community Survey (ACS), which surveys a subset of the population. Responses are
collected over a period of time from a randomly selected sample of households.
Along with techniques used to derive characteristics for the whole population
from the responses of the sample population, the Census Bureau employs a variety
of disclosure avoidance techniques to protect individual responses. Due to the
nature of the data collection process, there is a level of uncertainty
associated with the data. The Census Bureau releases an associated margin of
error for each ACS data item to assist users in drawing conclusions about the
data; however, the margins of error are not included here. Unlike the decennial
Census, which attempts to provide a complete count of the population, the ACS
was designed to provide estimates of the characteristics of the population.
Because of this, the Census Bureau recommends that users compare derived
measures such as percentages, means, medians, and rates, rather than estimates
of the population totals. These data are provided by the North Central
Texas Council of Governments and the OneStar Foundation "as is" and without
warranty of any type. Responsibility for their use lies solely with the user.