• Texas's Most Vulnerable Populations

    Recent studies conducted during the pandemic have helped to identify subsets of the population most impacted by the coronavirus and the pandemic-induced economic recession. The latest brief from the Texas Demographic Center uses the recently released 2019 American Community Survey one-year summary file data to estimate Texas’s most vulnerable populations, their share of the population, and explore some of their pre-existing challenges, specifically around housing and food insecurity and health insurance status.
    [View Report]

  • 2018 Estimated Population of Texas, Its Counties, and Places

    The Texas Demographic Center produced a brief to summarize our 2018 population estimates. This brief includes: the estimated population of counties and places, the components of population change by county and county characteristics, and demographic shifts in age distribution and race/ethnicity composition. We also map the aging of the state and rank the fastest growing, and declining, cities in Texas. [View Report]

  • 2018 Population Estimates

    The Texas Demographic Center produces annual estimates of the total population of counties and places in the state. Estimates of county populations by age, sex, and race/ethnicity are also available. The TDC annual estimates aid state and local governments, policymakers, and other stakeholders to gauge the growth and demographic composition of the state, counties, and places. [Download Estimates]

  • 2020 Census: Making Texas Count

    The 2020 Census is less than a year away. As the second largest state in the country, we must make sure Texas counts! The Texas Demographic Center has compiled a number of resources to keep you informed on all the latest, from hard to count areas in the state to complete count committees in your area, from how to respond to getting a job with the census, and from the history of the census to what it means for our communities. [Visit Texas 2020 Census Page]

  • Texas Population Projections 2010 to 2050

    The Texas Demographic Center released updated population projections for the State and all its counties. In this brief, we summarize our most recent projections, employing migration patterns between 2010 and 2015, including a new race/ethnicity category—non-Hispanic Asian, and expanding the age distribution to 95 years and older. We provide information on the projected growth of the population by sex, select age groups, and race/ethnicity. We also include a list of the fastest growing and declining counties in the State. [View Report]

  • 2018 Population Projections

    The Texas Demographic Center produces projections of the total population of the State and all its counties. Projections of populations are also available by age, sex, and race/ethnicity. TDC projections aid state and local governments, policymakers, and other stakeholders to anticipate and plan for population change and shifts in the demographic composition of the State and counties. [Download Projections]

Texas Demographic Center Updates

2019 Preliminary Population Estimates

October 09, 2020
Preliminary population estimates for the total population of Texas and its counties and places are now available for July 1, 2019 and January 1, 2020. Because these preliminary estimates may change as a result of the review process, please be aware that the estimates may be revised. Final estimates will be posted following completion of the review process, anticipated to be completed by October 30, 2020. Please visit the Data tab of our website for the preliminary estimates. [View Estimates]

Texas's Most Vulnerable Populations

September 18, 2020
Recent studies conducted during the pandemic have helped to identify subsets of the population most impacted by the coronavirus and the pandemic-induced economic recession. We use the recently released 2019 American Community Survey one-year estimates to understand Texas’s most vulnerable populations, their share of the population, and explore some of their pre-existing challenges, specifically around housing and food insecurity and health insurance status. [See Report]

Texas Demographic Conference Webinar Series

July 11, 2020
Since we could not meet in person, we decided to go digital! We will be hosting a series of webinars starting Monday, July 27 to Wednesday July 29, 2020. We are partnering with the Census Bureau to bring you three half day sessions with topics, such as the 2020 Census, new Census Bureau data products, balancing data privacy and disclosure avoidance, and, of course, Texas demographics. Join us for one session, one afternoon, or for the entire program! Register now to reserve your spot for this free event. [More Details]

Internet Access in Texas and the 2020 Census

December 19, 2019
The 2020 Census marks the first time respondents will be able to respond online. Using the newly released 2018 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates, the TDC produced a visualization looking at the percent of Texas households lacking internet access and the contact strategy to be used by the Census Bureau to invite households to complete the census form. How closely these contact strategies match the internet access of households in Texas will in part determine the success of a complete count in Texas in 2020 [View Infographic]

2018 Estimated Population of Texas, Its Counties, and Places

December 5, 2019
The Texas Demographic Center produces annual estimates of the population of Texas, its counties, and places. This brief summarizes our 2018 population estimates and includes: the estimated population of counties and places, the components of population change by county and county characteristics, and demographic shifts in age distribution and race/ethnicity composition. We also map the aging of the state and rank the fastest growing, and declining, cities in Texas. [View Report]

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