Data, Maps, and Reports
Most CAPCOG publications are available to the public at no charge as PDFs. Items on this page are listed chronologically, with most recently updated items first. The drop-down menu lists each item alphabetically. Printed versions are available to the public at cost of reproduction plus labor and shipping. To order a print, view the fee schedule and contact office manager Kate Barrett. > Get the fee schedule
DataPoints (May 2013)
CAPCOG publishes Data Points, a monthly newsletter focused on presenting economic data and analyzing economic trends in the ten-county region as well as comparing our region to other states and the U.S. In 2011 the newsletter analyzed topics such as the growth of the suburbs, the growing burden of housing costs, commuting patterns, migration, employment, education, poverty, and innovation.
State of the Region 2012
In recent years, the tremendous reservoir of human capital within Central Texas has proved crucial to sustaining the region’s enviable economic performance. Per capita, Central Texas imports more college-educated residents than virtually any other region in the country, including gaining an annual net average of 11,000 such residents during the past three years. Emerging trends, however, suggest that Central Texas may experience difficulty supporting its current educational attainment rates. This report explores the factors contributing to this shift.
State of the City Reports (Updated Aug. 2012)
As part of the Sustainable Places Project, the Cities of Elgin, Dripping Springs, Hutto, and Lockhart will demonstrate the benefits of integrating housing and mobility with economic opportunities in high growth areas. Over the next two years the demonstration sites will develop plans based on community goals with assistance from planning consultants and from a new planning analytics tool, all part of a grant from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The folllowing State of the City reports were presented to each community participating in the project.
State of the County Reports (Updated Aug. 2012)
The State of the County reports, which include information about population, income, housing, commuting patterns and education are produced at the request of the County. The purpose of the State of the County initiative is to provide county-specific information on demographic and economic trends to community leaders who are planning for major population growth. CAPCOG has recently developed a State of the County Report for Burnet, Hays, Llano, Williamson and Caldwell Counties.
Pecan Street Inc. Summary Report with Technical Addendum (April 2012)
This report summarizes CAPCOG's involvement in an initiative to develop an innovation-based industry cluster of Central Texas clean-energy companies and organizations, especially in the realm of smart grid technology. The report also includes a technical addendum detailing the logistics, challenges and benefits of creating a smart grid and clean-energy economic cluster. Funded by the U.S. Department of Commerce's Economic Development Administration, the collaboration between CAPCOG and Pecan Street Inc. explored the use of smart grid technology in a residential setting, including potential benefits to consumers, business and the environment. CAPCOG won a 2012 Innovation Award from the National Association of Development Organizations Research Foundation for this project.
CAPCOG County Profiles: American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates (Updated Jan. 2011)
The U.S. Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS) program recently released its first ever 5-year estimates. Importantly, the 5-year estimates provide the first new U.S. Census Bureau statistics for the entire CAPCOG region since 2000. The following county profiles provide an examination of regional trends across 9 critical demographic and economic elements: population growth; age distribution; racial and ethnic composition; educational attainment; unemployment; median household income; mode of commute; housing type; and household type.
Executive Summary- PDF (581 KB)
Bastrop- PDF (179 KB)
Blanco- PDF (211 KB)
Burnet- PDF (209 KB)
Caldwell- PDF (174 KB)
Fayette- PDF (212 KB)
Hays- PDF (173 KB)
Lee- PDF (137 KB)
Llano- PDF (136 KB)
Travis- PDF (137 KB)
Williamson- PDF (172 KB)
CAPCOG Assessment of Growth and Development (Updated Dec. 2010)
The Capital Area Council of Governments Growth Assessment Subcommittee released its November 2010 report examining four key areas: Water, Land Use, Transportation, and Economic Development. The report documents regional assets, identifies issues and challenges and offers policy recommendations for each key area. The effort was an initiative originally identified in CAPCOG's strategic plan.
Adobe PDF - (2.6 MB)
State of Workforce 2010 - Austin Round Rock MSA (Updated Jul. 2010)
Workforce Solutions Capital Area and Workforce Solutions Rural Capital Area contracted with CAPCOG for a workforce study looking at some of the key trends including population, education and skill attainment, income, labor force participation, barriers to employment (e.g. limited English proficiency), commutation patterns, labor market (industry and occupation) trends, and workforce demand and supply. The study was published in June 2010.
Adobe PDF- (1.4 MB)
Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (Updated Jul. 2010)
The Capital Area Economic Development District's Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) Committee, staffed by CAPCOG, has adopted a 2010-2015 economic development plan, fulfilling a requirement of the U.S. Department of Commerce's Economic Development Administration. As an economic development district, CAPCOG receives planning funds from the federal EDA.
County Land Use Authority in Texas (Updated Nov. 2009)
In response to the issues created by the high rate of residential and commercial growth in unincorporated areas of urban and suburban Texas counties, the Capital Area Council of Governments (CAPCOG) announces the release of its report on county land use authority in Texas. This report highlights the current state of counties’ ability to manage growth, detailing the specific chapters in Texas Code that grant counties the ability to regulate land use while pointing out innovations that some counties have made in the exercise of their authority. CAPCOG intends this report to be the first in a series on county land use authority, with the next release covering strategies to provide counties experiencing rapid growth the powers they need to promote quality development.
Adobe PDF - (6.11 MB)
CAPCOG Addressing Guidelines (Updated Nov. 2009)
The purpose of these guidelines is to utilize a uniform road naming and property address numbering system to the incorporated municipalities and unincorporated areas of the region in order to:
• Enhance and ensure the easy and rapid location of properties for public safety and emergency services response;
• Expedite postal and package delivery;
• Facilitate public utilities and business services;
• Aid urban and rural planning
Adobe PDF- (1.4 MB)
Central Texas Greenprint for Growth (Updated Nov. 2009)
The Central Texas Greenprint for Growth is a tool for balancing sustainable conservation goals with the infrastructure needs of our rapidly urbanizing region. The process combines community stakeholder input about conservation goals and priorities with Geographic Information Systems mapping and modeling technology to produce graphic illustrations highlighting opportunity areas for conservation that meet multiple goals. Visit our maps page to view our Interactive Greenprint Map and download individual county maps in PDF format. To download Google Earth and GIS Data for Greenprint visit our Geospatial Data page.
Travis County Greenprint Report (5.3 MB)
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