The Local Government Services (LGS) Department assists communities in identifying, processing, and utilizing population, economic, and other related data from the United States Census to meet local needs in daily operations, seeking funding through grants programs, and long term planning. LGS serves as the local affiliate of the Texas State Data Center, a division of Texas A&M University. As the local affiliate, the LGS Department receives and maintains a wide range of census, demographic, and socioeconomic data. Funding for this service comes from the Texas Department of Agriculture (TDA) through the Community Economic Development and Assistance Fund (CEDAF). PRPC has purchased the ESRI community analyst tool that enables staff breakout census data by many geographic or political boundaries for regional use.
LGS is able to answer most questions regarding Census data or do special data requests on a same-day basis. Routine requests we receive involve Census Tract designations and detail, target population demographics, economic data, and labor marker data. Other information is also available, including the production of small maps and summaries of census data. LGS staff is available to assist communities and individuals in identifying and utilizing the information to meet local needs.