• We are now the Texas Demographic Center

    After receiving feedback from a range of constituents about lack of clarity of who we are and what we do, we embarked on an effort to consolidate our product suite and clarify our identity. Our old name, the Texas State Data Center, confused some who contacted us looking for non-demographic data. Additionally, the Texas Department of Information Resources (DIR) has a Data Center that is not a demographic data center. We also had previously maintained an “Office of the State Demographer” website separately. We have now consolidated the two websites into one, and we believe our new name provides clarity about who we are and what we do, as does our new URL (demographics.texas.gov).

  • 2017 Applied Demography Conference

    The 2017 Applied Demography Conference will be held on January 11th - 13th, 2017 in San Antonio Texas. The conference is a biennial meeting of Demographers, Sociologists, Economists, Planners, Marketers, and others working with demographic information in applied settings to discuss current issues relevant to applied research. [Call for Abstracts] [More Details]

  • Aging in Texas: Introduction

    When it comes to demographic shifts, Texas often leads the pack. However, with population aging trends, Texas seems to be on a unique path. This brief is the first in our Aging in Texas series. In this brief, we explore the seeming contradiction of large and fast growth among the Texas elderly – Texas has the third largest elderly population in the country, and this population grew at a faster rate than the nation’s elderly population – as well as Texas’s ranking among the youngest states in the country. [View Report]

  • 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.
    [View Report]

  • 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

September 26, 2016 [PPTX][PDF]
American Institute of Architects
September 23, 2016 [PPTX][PDF]
Leadership North Texas
September 23, 2016 [PPTX][PDF]
Texas Workforce Commission Advisory Council on Cultural Affairs
September 22, 2016 [PPTX][PDF]
Texas Homeless Network

Latest Publications

Publication Cover Image Aging in Texas: Introduction
Pub. Date: June, 2016

Texas Demographic Center Updates

Announcing the 2017 Applied Demography Conference

August 30, 2016
The 2017 Applied Demography Conference will be held on January 11th - 13th, 2017 in San Antonio, Texas. The conference is a biennial meeting of Demographers, Sociologists, Economists, Planners, Marketers, and others working with demographic information in applied settings to discuss current issues relevant to applied research. [Call for Abstracts] [Read More]

Aging in Texas: Introduction

June 06, 2016
When it comes to demographic shifts, Texas often leads the pack. However, with population aging trends, Texas seems to be on a unique path. This brief is the first in our Aging in Texas series. In this brief, we explore the seeming contradiction of large and fast growth among the Texas elderly – Texas has the third largest elderly population in the country, and this population grew at a faster rate than the nation’s elderly population – as well as Texas’s ranking among the youngest states in the country [View Report]

2016 Texas Demography Conference Presentations Available

May 24, 2016
The 2016 Texas Demography Conference was held on May 17th - 18th in Austin Texas. Presentations for the conference are now available for download .

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