Lloyd Potter
Texas State Demographer

Office of the State Demographer
Texas State Data Center
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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]

  • Texas DDUC Annual Conference

    The Texas Demographic Data User Conference is an annual meeting providing updates of demographic and socioeconomic data available for Texas. Demographers, Economists, Planners, Marketers, State and Local Governments, Diverse Businesses, Media, Consultants, and Data Center Affiliate Agencies. [More Details]

  • Introduction to Migration in Texas Brief

    In this brief we show how migration is shaping the size and composition of the Texas population. In recent years, migration has played an important role in the state’s remarkable population growth. With the continuation of these recent migration patterns, strong population growth will persist into the future. [View Report]

Important and Recent Updates

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

January 20,2015
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 19,2015
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.

Hispanic Heritage Month 2015

September 14,2015
In September 1968, Congress authorized President Lyndon B. Johnson to proclaim National Hispanic Heritage Week, observed during the week that included Sept. 15 and Sept. 16. Congress expanded the observance in 1989 to a month-long celebration (Sept. 15 – Oct. 15) of the culture and traditions of those who trace their roots to Spain, Mexico and the Spanish-speaking nations of Central America, South America and the Caribbean.

TxSDC 2013 Population Estimates are now available.

May 18,2015
The 2013 total population estimates for Texas counties, places, COGs, and MSAs as well as the county age, sex, race/ethnicity estimates are now available.

Publication: Origins of Immigrants to Texas.

May 13, 2015
This research brief looks at recent patterns of international migration to Texas. It examines the origins of immigrants to the state and shows that recent trends are leading to greater population diversity in Texas.

Economics & Statistics Administration report: The Value of the American Community Survey.

May 1, 2015
The American Community Survey is a national treasure, producing a wealth of data on which our country relies to make important decisions.

Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month: May 2015.

April 29, 2015
In 1978, a joint congressional resolution established Asian/Pacific American Heritage Week. The first 10 days of May were chosen to coincide with two important milestones in Asian/Pacific American history.

New Census Bureau Infographic Shows How Communities Rely on the American Community Survey.

April 24, 2015
“Why We Ask,” a new U.S. Census Bureau infographic in the Measuring America series, explains the important role the American Community Survey plays in the future of America’s planning needs.

U.S. Cities are Home to 62.7 Percent of the U.S. Population, but Comprise Just 3.5 Percent of Land Area

March 4, 2015
A majority of the U.S. population lives in incorporated places or cities, although these areas only make up a small fraction of the U.S. land area.