Dr. Lloyd Potter, Texas state demographer, highlights that much of Texas' population growth is occurring in the major metro areas, driven by domestic migration. He emphasized how people are moving from other states and places into these urbanized regions, contributing to their expansion.
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Helen You, associate director, and lead demographer at TDC, discusses Austin's rapid growth with the Texas Tribune. She highlights that while the Austin region maintains the fastest growth rate, Fort Worth stands out as the city attracting the highest number of new residents from 2020 to 2023.
Dr. Lloyd Potter, Texas State Demographer and Director of the Texas Demographic Center at the University of Texas at San Antonio, joins the podcast Once Upon a Time in Texas to talk about the changing Texas population.
Dr. Lloyd Potter, Texas state demographer, talks about San Antonio's recent growth fueled by domestic migration, resulting in changes within its school districts.
Hispanics are now the largest population group in Texas, surpassing non-Hispanic white residents who have outnumbered other racial groups in the state since at least 1850.
Dr. Lloyd Potter, Texas state demographer, talks with The Dallas Morning News about the growth of the Hispanic population and how they’ve become the largest racial-ethnic demographic in the state.
Texas has been majority white since at least the mid 1800s, but Hispanics have been expected to overtake the majority for some time. Now, new data shows that happened at some time in 2022.
Seay the Future is a podcast hosted by George Seay, a nationally recognized businessman, philanthropist, and civic leader in Dallas, Texas. George interviews influential people in business, politics, academia, the military, and the media.
"Texas added more population than any other state. We added almost 4 million," Dr. Lloyd Potter, Texas State Demographer, said.
New Census data shows the Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington metro area gained over 170,000 residents last year, the biggest population increase for a metro area in the nation
"It helped explain why housing demand was so strong, it helped explain why apartment demand was so strong, why we're selling so many vehicles, why we were creating so many jobs," said Patrick Jankowski, chief economist with the Greater Houston partnership.