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How Population Growth Is Affecting The Texas Landscape

Sep 13, 2016
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Texas consistently ranks as one of fastest growing states in the U.S. On Think, Krys Boyd talked with conservationist David Todd about the ways that growth is affecting the natural landscape.

Young Texans Make Up Most Diverse Generation

Jun 23, 2016
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If demographics are destiny, the youngest Texans appear destined to make the state dramatically more diverse.

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From Alaska to Maine, Texas to North Dakota, public schools have dramatically changed during the past two decades. Walk into these schools and you’ll likely find that the majority of students are children of color.

Frisco Among Fastest-Growing Cities In The Country

May 19, 2016
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More than a quarter of Texas’ growth from 2014 to 2015 was concentrated in the state's largest cities, but suburbs continued to grow at the fastest rates, new census figures show.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: Everybody’s transplanting to Texas; Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick wants to cut financial aid to lower college tuition; State of the Arts is coming to Fort Worth; and more.

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As we near primaries to narrow down choices for president, the Pew Research Center and the National Conference of State Legislatures has released a study of who has been elected to statehouses. 

Texas Public Schools Are Poorer, More Diverse

Dec 9, 2015
Bob Daemmrich / Texas Tribune

If you stepped into a classroom at one of Fort Bend Independent School District’s campuses, you’d probably find one of the most diverse groups of students in the state.

In Texas, Minorities Less Likely To Own Homes

Nov 9, 2015
Andreas Praefcke / Texas Tribune

While minorities occupy about half of the state’s housing units, they are less likely than white Texans to own their homes, and the state’s largest metro areas have some of the most substantial racial disparities among homeowners, according to recently released U.S. Census data.

Texas Troopers Ticketing Fewer Overall, But More Hispanics

Sep 7, 2015
Marjorie Kamys Cotera / Texas Tribune

The share of Hispanics receiving traffic citations from state police has doubled in the last five years, even as the total number of tickets written and total number issued to whites have dropped significantly, according to Texas Department of Public Safety data on non-commercial drivers.

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Did you know Saturday is World Population Day? Well, now you do. 

We thought this was a good time to explore the changing Texas population.

In addition to being the fourth largest city in the U.S., Houston is also the most ethnically diverse city. Here & Now’s Jeremy Hobson took a tour of Houston with Rice University professor Stephen Klineberg, who is founding director of the Kinder Institute on Urban Research, to learn more about how this city went from a mostly white oil boomtown to what it is today.

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The U.S. Census Bureau says five Texas cities are among the country's top 10 in population gain, and San Marcos is the fastest-growing in the nation for the third consecutive year.

List Of Fastest-Growing Counties, Metros Have Strong Texas Flavor

Mar 26, 2015
Justyna Furmanczyk / Texas Tribune

As Texas' population continues to climb, it's the state's suburbs that are seeing the quickest growth, census figures show.

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A report is projecting the state's population to double by 2050 if migration into Texas continues at the same pace it did in the last decade.

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It’s one thing to be a Texan – it’s another to be a native Texan. It’s a badge of pride in these parts. So how many Texans are natives?

Texas is in the midst of a population boom and demographic sea change. It's grown faster than any other state and has more than doubled its population in just 40 years, from 11 to 26 million people.

And overwhelmingly, the fastest growth is among Hispanics who now make up 38 percent of the state's population and will be the largest single group in Texas by 2020.

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The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department is handling an increased demand for hunter education from Latinos.

In recent years, the department has begun offering the course in Spanish. The move not only reflects the changing demographics of the state, but could also help Texas combat one of its most unwelcome pests. 

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Texas is the star of the latest edition of Time magazine.

The publication declares that Texas is America’s future – and it gives plenty of reasons why.

Three of the five fastest growing cities are in Texas, the magazine notes.

All this week, NPR is taking a look at the demographic changes that could reshape the political landscape in Texas over the next decade — and what that could mean for the rest of the country.

It's no secret: Texas is big. And it's getting bigger.

The Lone Star State has added about 5 million people since the turn of the century, and its population is expected to swell by another 5 million by 2020.

This week, NPR examines the dramatic demographic shifts underway in the Lone Star State in our series Texas 2020. We'll look ahead to how the second-biggest state could change in the next decade — and what that could mean for the rest of America.

DFW Could Experience Growing Pains

Mar 14, 2013
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Just about every four minutes there’s someone new coming to the Dallas-Fort Worth area. That’s according to a new analysis of Census Bureau Data which shows DFW is the fastest-growing metropolitan area in the Nation. The new numbers are a cause for celebration; they’re also a call for preparation.

Dallas-Fort Worth tops 'Forbes' magazine's list of cities where the biggest number of Americans are moving. And that's not the only good news for Texas: Austin lands at No. 3, Houston at No. 5 and San Antonio at No. 8.