Dataset: The Health of Houston Survey 2018

Variable PUMAName: PUMA common name

Literal Question

This variable was developed from several questions designed to identify the geographic area or ZIPCode in which the respondent resides, in order to ensure their eligibility for this survey. Of particular importance were questions PHOU_2b and PHOU_3, which asked for the names of the street or nearest street corner of the respondent. Using these data, a geographic information system (GIS) program was used to 'geocode' or locate the PUMA in which the respondent lived. A list of the 38 PUMAs and their designations can be found in our metadata, in the section entitled Other Study Description Materials.

Descriptive Text

The variable identifies names of the Public Use Microdata Area in which a household is located. Names were assigned by the survey team based on communities that reside in each PUMA. PUMA name relates to PUMA actual five-digit identifiers in PUMA variable. A Public Use Microdata Area, or PUMA, is a geographic unit used by the US Census to provide statistical and demographic information. Each PUMA must contain at least 100,000 people. In Harris County, there are 38 PUMAs. We found that the geographic areas identified by these PUMAs provide an excellent representation of Harris County neighborhoods and communities. A list of the 38 PUMAs and their designations can be found in our metadata, in the section entitled Other Study Description Materials. A map of these areas, with their community names, is also available in this section. More detailed information is available at the United States Census Bureau Website https://www.census.gov/programs-surveys/geography/guidance/geo-areas/pumas.html.

Values Categories N NW
1 The Heights - Fifth Ward 169 110,277.1
 2.4%
2 Downtown - East End 179 146,170.9
 3.2%
3 Medical Center - MacGregor 266 113,963.0
 2.5%
4 Memorial Park - University Place 288 118,687.4
 2.6%
5 Pasadena 143 105,056.9
 2.3%
6 Galena Park - Jacinto City 159 139,429.7
 3.0%
7 East Little York - Settigast 203 156,855.9
 3.4%
8 Aldine - COH Northside 106 88,367.4
 1.9%
9 South Acres Home - Northline 196 149,497.6
 3.3%
10 North Acres Home - Greater Inwood 147 107,417.4
 2.3%
11 Carverdale - Fairbanks/NW Crossing 160 119,504.5
 2.6%
12 Spring Valley - COH West 164 105,742.3
 2.3%
13 Greater Uptown - Hunters Creek 225 115,126.5
 2.5%
14 Gulfton - North Sharpstown 153 118,992.2
 2.6%
15 Bellaire - COH Southwest 169 83,383.8
 1.8%
16 Meyerland - Westbury - Brays Oaks 204 114,524.8
 2.5%
17 Central Southwest - COH Fort Bend 261 168,124.2
 3.7%
18 Greater Hobby - Edgebrook 161 113,775.9
 2.5%
19 South Houston - COH Southeast 121 72,981.1
 1.6%
20 Clear Lake - Webster 225 127,540.3
 2.8%
21 Pasadena (South) - La Porte 200 104,405.3
 2.3%
22 Deer Park - Channelview 123 88,027.7
 1.9%
23 Baytown - Highlands 182 127,520.2
 2.8%
24 Kingwood - Lake Houston 182 140,714.1
 3.1%
25 Humble - Atascosita 127 111,693.5
 2.4%
26 Champions Area 171 131,382.7
 2.9%
27 Spring - The Woodlands 127 99,666.4
 2.2%
28 Jersey Village - Willowbrook 233 148,592.3
 3.2%
29 North FM1960 - East 249 242 144,840.5
 3.2%
30 Tomball - The Woodlands (SW) 153 132,767.6
 2.9%
31 North Cypress - Fairbanks 221 115,836.9
 2.5%
32 Cypress - Katy 264 168,903.9
 3.7%
33 South Cypress - Fairbanks 189 93,128.1
 2.0%
34 Addicks - Bear Creek 151 103,928.0
 2.3%
35 Eldridge - Cinco Ranch 282 146,992.6
 3.2%
36 Memorial - Bear Creek 246 141,950.4
 3.1%
37 Alief - Westchase 223 116,886.9
 2.5%
38 South Alief Area 195 103,385.2
 2.2%

Summary Statistics

Valid cases 7210 4596041.319
Missing cases 0 0.0
Standard deviation 11.312 11.07
This variable is numeric

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