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2024 Texas Demographic Conference – Registration is now open

Our annual data users conference will be held in Austin, TX at the Barbara Jordan State Office Building.

Staff members from the Population Reference Bureau and the U.S. Census Bureau’s American Community Survey division will host a free ACS on the Road event to kick off our conference.

Other notable speakers include State Demographer Dr. Lloyd Potter who will present his State of the State: Demographic Trends in Texas and Dr. David Troutman from the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board who will share highlights on Post-Secondary Outcomes in Texas.

We hope you can join us!

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February is Black History Month

February is National Black (African American) History Month, a time dedicated to honoring African Americans’ rich heritage and achievements. We have shared our insights about the Black community across our social media platforms using data from the Census Bureau. Over the last 50 years, Texas has experienced remarkable growth in its African American population, contributing to over a quarter of the national increase from 2010 to 2020. Texas now boasts the largest Black population among all U.S. states.

Educational Attainment for Black Population 25 Years and Older in Texas, 1970-2022

Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Decennial Census of Population, 1970 to 2000. American Community Survey 1-Year Estimates, 2010 and 2022.

Note: Data displayed for Black population is Black or African American Alone.

Created by the Texas Demographic Center.

Historically, Black individuals have faced barriers to educational attainment, but in recent decades, they have seen significant advancements, leading to greater professional impact within their communities and statewide. Additionally, non-employer African American-owned businesses play a vital role in Texas’s economy, collectively generating an impressive $10 million in annual sales and revenue. These statistics underscore the Black community’s resilience, progress, and economic influence within the Lone Star State, highlighting their invaluable contributions to Texas’s cultural fabric and prosperity.

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A Review of the Texas Demographic Center’s Participation

After the 2020 Census, the U.S. Census Bureau launched the 2020 Count Question Resolution (CQR) and the 2020 Post-Census Group Quarters Review (PCGQR) programs. The Census CQR and PCGQR programs allow states and local jurisdictions to submit proposed corrections on housing unit counts and boundary errors that may have occurred during the 2020 Census.

The Texas Demographic Center (TDC) shared information about the programs through various avenues (conferences, emails, newsletters, and a webinar) to encourage local governmental entities to participate. In addition, the Governor’s office authorized TDC to conduct a review of all group quarters within the state and submit our findings to the PCGQR and CQR programs.

Independent Evaluation of the 2020 Decennial Census Evaluations and Experiments (EAE) Operation

On February 5, 2024, the Inspector General (IG) of the U.S. Department of Commerce issued a report, “Independent Evaluation of the 2020 Decennial Census Evaluations and Experiments (EAE) Operation.” The IG contracted with an independent firm, the Institute for Defense Analyses (IDA), to produce the report. The report centers on six major findings regarding, among other things, the timeliness of 2020 evaluations, management practices, and processes that the agency used to examine scheduling delays.

2020 Island Areas Censuses Data Products

The U.S. Census Bureau recently released the 2020 Island Areas Censuses Detailed Cross Tabulations for American Samoa, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, Guam, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The release includes 95 demographic, social, economic, and housing characteristics tables.

These are analyzed based on factors like race, age, education, employment, and housing details. This final release of 2020 Island Areas Censuses data includes Island Area and county-equivalent levels of geography.

Comparing the American Community Survey to the Household Pulse Survey


February 28, 2024

2:00 – 3:00 p.m. ET

Learn about two important Census Bureau surveys collecting social and economic data on households, the American Community Survey (ACS) and the Household Pulse Survey (HPS). During this webinar, experts will cover the background of both surveys, the data products released by each program, where to find data for each program, and when it is best to use one over the other.

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Population Projections Webinar


March 21, 2024

2:00 – 3:00 p.m. (CST)

The Texas Demographic Center generates biennial population projections for the state and its counties by age, gender, and race/ethnicity. The webinar will provide an overview of our population projections methodology and process and seek user and stakeholder feedback.

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TIGERweb – Prowling Through Geographic Attributes


March 28, 2024

2:00 – 3:00 p.m. ET

This webinar provides an overview of the Hispanic population in the U.S. We will explore data from the 2020 Census Detailed Demographic and Housing Characteristics- File A (DHC-A) and the American Community Survey (ACS). You will also learn about available Census Bureau tools that provide free and easy access to data for your analysis of Hispanic trends. In this webinar, we will demonstrate accessing data on the Hispanic population’s language proficiency and language spoken at home.

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IC² Conference: AI Health for All

Austin, TX

March 28, 2024

8:15 am – 4:45 pm CST

The role of AI in health care is no longer science fiction. The central question now is how to design Health AI to ensure that the benefits of precision health and augmented clinical decision-making are accessible to all segments of society. Researchers, practitioners and community advocates will come together to consider the social, ethical and technical implications of deploying AI in health care, with a focus on underserved populations and safety net providers.

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