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Highlights from the Texas Demographic Conference

We are delighted to share that we had a remarkable turnout at our Texas Demographic Conference, with over 100 individuals in attendance. Our panel of esteemed speakers provided valuable insights into the ongoing dynamic population changes in our state.

A special appreciation goes to Robert Santos, Director of the U.S. Census Bureau for spending time with our affiliate members and serving as our keynote speaker. State Demographer Dr. Lloyd Potter gave his State of the State presentation on the dynamic demographic trends occurring in Texas.

For those who couldn’t attend or wish to revisit the content, we are pleased to share that we were able to livestream Director Santos and Dr. Potter’s presentations via our YouTube channel. We have also made the presentations of our speakers available for your convenience.

We eagerly anticipate your participation in next year’s conference. As we secure a date and location for our 2024 event, we will update our conference page accordingly. We look forward to seeing you next year!

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Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month

Throughout the month of May, we commemorated Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month. As part of our celebrations, we took to our social media platform and shared a weekly series of posts, each highlighting informative data about the AAPI community in Texas. Our posts delved into topics such as population comparisons in Texas and the distinctive characteristics within different age groups of the AAPI population. We invite you to explore our social media pages and discover the fascinating insights we’ve gathered.

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Want to keep up with our latest data products?

We are ramping up our social media activity to bring you even more valuable insights and updates. Connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Instagram to stay up-to-date with our newest releases, data visualizations, research findings, and engaging content. Like, comment, and share our posts to spread the word and help us reach a wider audience.

The State of Texas seeks input on access to affordable internet service


The Texas Broadband Development Office is developing a statewide Digital Opportunity Plan to realize its vision for all Texans to have access to reliable and affordable broadband internet service. Empower your community to close the digital divide by participating in the planning process. The Texas Digital Opportunity Public Survey will help inform the State to develop a plan that supports programs that provide reliable and affordable broadband internet service, devices, digital skills training, and cybersecurity awareness. The survey enables community members to share the barriers that prevent them from being able to easily access the internet and leverage its use for education, healthcare, economic development and access to essential services. Please participate in the survey and share it widely with your networks!

Population Estimates for Places

Fastest-Growing Cities in Texas From July 2021 to July 2022

Texas Continues to top the charts with fastest-growing cities. According to the Vintage 2022 Population Estimates released by the U.S. Census Bureau, Georgetown, Texas, ranked first, with a growth rate of 14.4%, among U.S. cities and towns with 50,000 population and more.

Meanwhile, Fort Worth topped the chart by adding 19,170 people to its population in 2022. Rockwall (51,461) joined the list of cities with populations of 50,000 or more while Conroe (101,405) and New Braunfels (104,707) crossed the 100,000-population mark.

Explore the Population and Housing Unit Estimates Tables and discover more data highlights.

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The Demographic Profile and Demographic and Housing Characteristics File Release

On May 25, the Census Bureau released the 2020 Census Demographic Profile (DP) and Demographic and Housing Characteristics File (DHC). These products provide demographic and housing characteristics of local communities, including population data on age, sex, race, Hispanic origin, families and households, and data on homeownership as well as vacant and occupied housing. The Demographic Profile provides an overview of topics in the 2020 Census in one, easy-to-reference table for geographies down to the tract level. The DHC provides more detailed tables, many down to the block level. The data tables are accessible through the Census Bureau’s data platform, and the Census Bureau has created a helpful video on how to access this data.

Explore our social media channels to delve into the Texas Demographic Profile and DHC (Demographic and Housing Characteristics) using the recently released data.

Broadband Application Tool

The U.S. Census Bureau and the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) launched the ACCESS BROADBAND Dashboard. This new tool aims to showcase the potential impact of broadband infrastructure expansion on local economies. The dashboard includes a series of maps displaying various measures of broadband access, along with economic indicators that could be influenced by improved access to broadband. The maps cover U.S. states, counties, census tracts, and Puerto Rico.

Census Poverty Status Viewer

The U.S. Census Bureau developed the EDA-Census Poverty Status Viewer to support the Commerce Department’s Economic Development Administration (EDA). Users can utilize the viewer to access high poverty area estimates based on the 2017-2021 American Community Survey 5-year estimates, with data available down to the census tract level.

Finding Children’s Data Webinar

The U.S. Census Bureau hosted a webinar focused on hands-on exercises to access children’s well-being data using and SAIPE (Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates). Through practical exercises, participants learned how to effectively search and explore child demographics and population data across various geographies, including school districts. This workshop was designed for a wide range of attendees to enhance data access capabilities and make a positive impact on child well-being in their community.

2022 Voting and Registration Data Now Available

The U.S. Census Bureau released the latest voting and registration data for the year 2022. The report provides valuable insights into voter registration rates and trends across the United States. It presents data on the citizen voting-age population, registered voters, and voter registration rates at both national and state levels.


The information can be used to analyze patterns of voter participation and engagement, identify areas of improvement in voter registration efforts, and inform policy decisions related to elections and civic engagement. This comprehensive report from the Census Bureau offers a valuable resource for researchers, policymakers, and anyone interested in understanding the dynamics of voter registration in the United States.

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May 2023

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