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Transportation Planning

NACOG coordinates with federal, state, and local governments to collect and manage data relative to regional interests. Datasets are used for researching demographic, transportation, economic, employment, and human service issues.  Below are some commonly used data sources to help with the development of state, regional, and local transportation and transit planning.

Demographics & Mapping

Arizona Commerce Authority

The Arizona Office of Economic Opportunity (OEO) exists to consolidate and improve analytic capacity for the state with the goal of tracking Arizona’s key economic indicators. Available data includes Labor Market, Population, and Regulatory and Tax.

American Communities Survey (ACS)

The American Community Survey (ACS) helps local officials, community leaders, and businesses understand the changes taking place in their communities. It is the premier source for detailed population and housing information about our nation.

ADOT Federal Functional Classification Map

The Highway Performance Monitoring System (HPMS) is a report that must be submitted by all DOT’s each year. The HPMS report requires reporting on 70 different items, one of those items is Federal Functional Classification (FFC). To determine what the FFC is for a roadway in your community the link below.

To learn more about Federal Functional Classicization is and why it’s important to transportation programs, plans, and policies visit:

ADOT Traffic Counts & Highway Performance Monitoring System (HPMS)

Traffic data reporting is integral to the Highway Performance Monitoring System (HPMS) Report. Traffic Monitoring is responsible for the collection of the traffic data on the roadway, Data Analytics and Geospatial Analysis are responsible for analyzing the data, Modeling and Forecasting is responsible for generating Future AADT and Data Analytics is responsible for reporting the data. In 2020, ADOT began a statewide Traffic Count Data Management Program to better the statewide traffic data.

Statewide Status of Latest Traffic Count Data:

NACOG Traffic Count Status:

NACOG Transportation Data Management System (MS2):


Arizona Game and Fish Department 

The Arizona Game and Fish Department HabiMap allows the public to review data when planning for wildlife. This is an important data when considering creating new roads or trains, or expansion projects. Additionally, HabiMap provides an online environmental review tool that is useful in state, regional, and local planning.

AZGeo Data Hub

The AZGeo Data Hub is an initiative of the Arizona Geographic Information Council (AGIC) and was developed in partnership with the Arizona State Land Department. AZGeo provides access to online map services, FGDC compliant metadata, geospatial data downloads, and applications which are utilized by municipal, regional state and tribal governments, private companies and the public to support the needs of Arizona’s citizens. Access is free and provides registered users access to ArcGIS Online GIS tools. AZGeo collaborates with a variety of agencies allowing geospatial professionals throughout the state to consolidate their data and applications in a shared site, reducing redundant data and repeated requests for data.

MAG Data Viewer 

The Maricopa Association of Governments (MAG) Data View is a quick and easy way to access demographics, employment statistics, health assets, and more through an interactive online mapping system.

NACOG Demographic Profile

This document provides a demographic profile of the NACOG region.

US Census 

The 2020 Census counted every person living in the United States and the five U.S. territories. It marked the 24th census in U.S. history and the first time that households were invited to respond to the census online. Census data is used by NACOG to review and report population changes, and state and federal funding is distributed to the NACOG region based on Census projections. 

The Census Quick Facts is an easy way to gain a snapshot of statistics for all states and counties, and for cities and towns with a population of 5,000 or more.


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