Lloyd Potter
Texas State Demographer

Office of the State Demographer
Texas State Data Center
  • 2016 Texas Demography Conference

    The 2016 Texas Demography Conference will be held on May 17th - 18th in Austin Texas. Please plan to join us in Austin where the program will focus on significant demographic trends and drivers of demographic change.
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  • Introduction to Texas Domestic Migration

    Texas has experienced unprecedented population growth in the early 21st century, adding more than six million residents since 2000. Domestic migration has been a key source of this growth. In recent years, Texas has become the number one destination for the nation’s domestic migrants. Between 2005 and 2013, 4.8 million people moved to Texas from other states.
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    Census Bureau Hiring: Temporary jobs available in Houston (Harris County, TX)

    The U.S. Census Bureau is currently hiring nearly 700 enumerators and local supervisors for the 2016 Census Test in Harris County, Texas. Temporary full-time and part-time positions are now available. [More Information]

  • The Foreign-Born Population in Texas

    Based on the size and composition of its foreign-born population, Texas is more international now than at any time since its statehood in 1845. By 2013, more than one of every 10 foreign-born persons in the United States resided in Texas. Both international and domestic migration are fueling the growth of the foreign-born population in Texas. [View Report]

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    Origins of Immigrants to Texas

    Recent Census data suggest a new pattern of immigration is emerging in Texas. Traditionally, Texas immigration has been dominated by people originating in Latin America, particularly Mexico. Following the 2007-2009 recession, immigration from Mexico has declined sharply. In 2005, 56.8 percent of all non-citizen immigrants originated in Mexico. By 2013, Mexican-origin immigrants made up only 27.1 percent of all non-citizen immigrants. [View Report]

Latest Presentations

April 21, 2016 [PPTX][PDF]
Texas Assisted Living Association
April 07, 2016 [PPTX][PDF]
San Antonio Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
March 31, 2016 [PPTX][PDF]
Lumbermen's Association of Texas and Louisiana
March 01, 2016 [PPTX][PDF]
The University of Texas at Austin Department of Statistics and Data Sciences
February 22, 2016 [PPTX][PDF]
Texas Fiscal Officers Academy

Important and Recent Updates

Introduction to Texas Domestic Migration

April 13,2016
Texas has experienced unprecedented population growth in the early 21st century, adding more than six million residents since 2000. Domestic migration has been a key source of this growth. In recent years, Texas has become the number one destination for the nation’s domestic migrants. [Read More]

Four Texas Metro Areas Collectively Add More Than 400,000 People in the Last Year, Census Bureau Reports

March 24,2016
Four Texas metro areas together added more people last year than any state in the country except for Texas as a whole, according to new U.S. Census Bureau population estimates released today. The population in these four metro areas increased by more than 400,000 people from July 1, 2014, to July 1, 2015.

How will demographic changes shape the American political landscape?

February 25,2016
Results from the past two presidential elections provide evidence that the changing demography of the electorate—with its increased racial diversity—can affect election outcomes in ways that could not have been anticipated even a decade ago. This report explores how these demographic changes could shape the electorate, as well as potential outcomes in the next five presidential elections using national and state demographic projections produced by the States of Change project.

Demographic and Economic Profiles of Texas's Electorate

February 23,2016
In advance of the Texas primary on March 1, the U.S. Census Bureau presents a variety of statistics that give an overall profile of the state’s voting-age population and industries.

2016 Texas Demography Conference

February 22,2016
The 2016 Texas Demography Conference will be held on May 17th - 18th in Austin Texas. Please plan to join us in Austin where the program will focus on significant demographic trends and drivers of demographic change.

Census Bureau Hiring: Temporary jobs available in Houston (Harris County, TX)

January 20,2016
The U.S. Census Bureau is currently hiring nearly 700 enumerators and local supervisors for the 2016 Census Test in Harris County, Texas. Temporary full-time and part-time positions are now available with pay ranging from $22.25 to $25.25 per hour. For hiring information, please call 1-800-361-6891.

2016 Census Test

January 19,2016
The 2016 Census Test will allow the Census Bureau to study a variety of new methods and advanced technologies that are under consideration for the 2020 Census.

Economic Census Completes Release of Geographic Area Series

December 11,2015
With the completion of three more sectors, the Geographic Area Series is completed.

Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates for All Counties

December 9,2015
The only up-to-date, single-year income and poverty statistics for all counties and school districts.

ACS Provides 10 Years of Local Statistics for Communities Nationwide

December 3,2015
The latest ACS 5-year statistics allow users for the first time to compare two nonoverlapping five-year data sets: 2005-2009 & 2010-2014.