How did COVID-19 affect young adults?

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CI:Now and MOVE Texas partnered to work directly with young people to equip them to advocate for their own priorities, needs, and opportunities in COVID-19 recovery. Part of that work was a survey of young adults in Bexar County to learn more about how COVID-19 affected them and how life changed for them during the pandemic. Highlights of the analysis of quantitative survey data appear along with other related data in a two-page infographic. Young adults’ own voice is captured in related storymap. This work was part of a National Neighborhood Indicators Partnership cross-site project supported by a grant from the Annie E. Casey Foundation.
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Viz-a-lyzer updates & new indicator

This Viz-a-lyzer image, filtered for ZIP codes that overlap San Antonio City Council District 2, shows average life expectancy ranging from 67.6  in 78208 to 80.1 in 78209.

The June 2021 release of the Viz-a-lyzer, which shows trended data for area ZIP codes, Bexar Co., and Texas, adds a new indicator for life expectancy. The image above, filtered for ZIP codes that overlap San Antonio City Council District 2, shows average life expectancy ranging from 67.6  in 78208 to 80.1 in 78209. (For life expectancy by Census Tract, visit our site.)

This release also adds a new year of data to a number of frequently-used indicators:

  • Population: total, by age, by sex, and by race/ethnicity
  • Educational attainment 
  • Income: median income, poverty, and Gini Index (income inequality)
  • Employment: Labor force participation and unemployment
  • Military: active-duty and veterans
  • Housing: multi-family units, affordability, and vacancy
  • Residential mobility
  • Youth not in school and not working 
  • Disability
  • Health insurance
View the June 2021 Release Notes to see the full list of updates and improvements. For more information about how to use the Viz-a-lyzer, visit

New data loaded to ACS Sidekick


We've just added 2019 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates to our ACS Sidekick.

The Sidekick makes Texas 5-year estimate data from the Census American Community Survey much faster and easier to process -- perfect for planners, grantwriters, and people tracking the progress of community initiatives. You can slice the data by 11 different geographies, including US Congressional District, county, school district, census tract, block group, and ZIP code tabulation area (ZCTA).

ACS Sidekick can help if you:

  • need an aggregate (total) estimate for a non-standard range
    • geographic area, like a nonprofit service area of five zip codes or 17 census tracts
    • age group, like youth aged 17-24 or adults age 55 and older
    • other demographic group, like men of color
    • percent of federal poverty level, like 100%-<299% FPL
    • any other variable grouping.
  • need the margin of error (MOE) for that estimate and don’t have the time or desire to look up the formula and calculate it
  • use the same queries or value sets (e.g., those 17 census tracts in your service area) over and over
Need a quick start to using the tool? Watch our short video tutorials:

The hard part of using the Sidekick is not the tool, but the huge dataset itself -- ACS data can be overwhelming if you’re not a veteran user. The resources linked below will help you find the information you’re looking for and make sense of what you’ve found.

Staff receives national award

The National Neighborhood Indicators Partnership selected CI:Now's Laura McKieran as 2021 Network Steward of the Year. The annual award  recognizes an NNIP Partner staff member who goes above and beyond expectations to strengthen the connectivity among Partners, increase knowledge sharing, and raise the profile of the network.
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