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Texas has the highest population of uninsured people in the nation. 

Roughly 4.5 million people in Texas didn’t have health insurance in 2016, leading the nation in both the number and percentage of residents who are uninsured, according to a U.S. Census Bureau report released today.

The 2020 Census will be the first time Americans can submit questionnaire responses entirely online, but while some are touting the high-tech change, the new approach concerns some advocates.

In the 1970s, the nation's Latino advocacy groups had grown fed up with the U.S. Census Bureau. During its 1970 population count, the agency had made a half-hearted attempt to quantify the number of Latinos and Hispanics living in the United States.

Justyna Furmanczyk

The state’s population is still booming, and Hispanic Texans are driving a large portion of that growth. 

America's diversity remains on the rise, with all racial and ethnic minorities growing faster than whites from 2015 to 2016, the U.S. Census Bureau says in a new snapshot of the national population. The agency also found the U.S. median age has risen to nearly 38.

Asian and mixed-race people are the two fastest-growing segments of the U.S. population, the U.S. Census Bureau says. Both groups grew by 3 percent from July 2015 to July 2016. In the same 12 months, the non-Hispanic white population grew by just 5,000 people.

The U.S. Census is out with new numbers on which cities grew the most and which cities grew the fastest last year. Texas leads the pack in both categories.

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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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.

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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
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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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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?

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On Tuesday, the U.S. Census Bureau released the latest American Community Survey that provides estimates on social, economic, demographic and housing data. Five-year estimates were released that include data from 2008 through 2012.

If you’re a data geek, you’ll like what this survey says:

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It's tough out there for commuters.

A new U.S. Census report shows that more than 10 million Americans commute an hour or more each way to work. (And more folks commute into Dallas County -- a half-million-plus -- than into just about any other county in the country. Plus ... you guessed it ... almost all of them arrive by car.)

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.