Center for Public Policy Priorities
Texas Education Scorecard

Compare Texas counties on the key milestones and policies that affect a student’s journey through the “education pipeline.” County-by-county data is available on:

  • School readiness
  • Transition to high school
  • High school success
  • Transition to college
  • College success
  • 11 policies where counties can improve

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(Methodology)
Kids Count Data Center
The Kids Count Data Center shows how kids are faring on over 70 different measures of child well-being that are updated quarterly. Observe changes in child well-being over time, create maps and graphs, compare your location to others, and obtain data for grant proposals. We include counts, rates, and rankings, including:

  • Poverty
  • Birth outcomes
  • Education metrics
  • Health & Nutrition outcomes
  • Data by race-ethnicity & economic status

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Visit the Kids Count page
Health and Wealth
County Checkup
Get a county-level look at the benefits of closing the health care coverage gap through Medicaid expansion or an alternative approach. Includes county-level data on:

  • Total number of uninsured Texans who could gain coverage
  • Number of Texans in the “Coverage gap”
  • Reduced costs and new federal health care money for each county
  • New jobs


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Family Budgets Data Tool
Find out what it really takes to get by and ahead in the top 25 metropolitan areas presented by eight family types. Family expenses include:

  • Housing
  • Transportation
  • Food
  • Child care
  • Health care
  • Basic necessities

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(Better Texas Family Budgets handout)

Texas Health Care Guide

Your guide to enrolling and keeping health coverage—and the resources to help you if you get stuck along the way. Find information on:

  • Applying for coverage
  • Choosing a plan
  • Filing income taxes
  • Using and understanding insurance
  • Getting health care without insurance
  • Medicaid and CHIP
  • Advocacy resources

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Regional Opportunity Index
Learn what opportunities are available in Texas’ counties based on more than 60 indicators. Indicators include:

  • Credit & debt
  • Economic development and jobs
  • Health
  • K-12 education
  • Post secondary education
  • Savings and assets

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