• 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]

  • 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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  • 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

May 18, 2016 [Event]
2016 Texas Demogaphy Conference
May 13, 2016 [PPTX][PDF]
2016 Bridges Conference
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

Important and Recent Updates

Announcing the 2017 Applied Demography Conference

May 24, 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]

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 .

Five of the Nation’s Eleven Fastest-Growing Cities are in Texas, Census Bureau Reports

May 19, 2016
Texas was home to five of the 11 fastest-growing cities (New Braunfels, Frisco and Pearland were the others), and five of the eight that added the most people (Houston, San Antonio, Fort Worth and Dallas were the others). [Read More]

TDC 2014 Population Estimates are now available

May 13, 2016
The 2014 total population estimates for Texas counties, places, COGs, and MSAs as well as the county age, sex, race/ethnicity estimates are now available. [Read More]

Here’s a Song About Population

May 13, 2016
At its essence, measuring population is about counting births, deaths, and net migration. Mark Mather, associate vice president for U.S. Programs at PRB, explains population growth in this animated music video based on his original composition, “Break It Down (The Pop Song).” The tune also explores some of the nuances of other terms in the field of demography. The audience is middle-school students. [Read More]

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 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.