Accurate Census counts are far more than just a matter of interest. They are important to ensuring adequate federal funding for various programs and appropriate representation in Congress. In addition, the Census is crucial to understanding population and demographic trends in order to plan for the future.
Throughout the pandemic recovery, Texas has been leading the way. With growth in key industries, this pattern is likely to continue.
Literacy improves quality of life and is essential to many jobs. Texas lags the nation in literacy rates, with particularly low levels in some counties. Improving the situation could lead to notable economic benefits.
Accurate Census counts are important to ensuring adequate federal funding for various programs and appropriate representation in Congress. Undercounts in the 2020 Census will cost Texas billions in economic activity. The Perryman Group's estimates of the total economic costs are highlighted in this issue.
The US Census Bureau has released some data from the 2020 Census. An overview of some of the trends the data reveals is in this issue of The Perryman Report & Texas Letter.
The Texas economy is recovering from COVID-19 and the outlook for future growth is promising. This month's issue includes The Peryyman Group's latest projections for business activity in the state.
The US Census Bureau recently released the 2020 Census estimated undercount and overcount rates from its Post-Enumeration Survey. The results indicate that the Texas population was undercounted by 1.92%.
A few weeks ago, I wrote about how most people born in Texas stay in Texas. According to Census data, over 82% of people born in Texas and still living in the United States have remained here (as of 2021). The Texas proportion of people staying put is considerably higher than any other state. This week, let's look at things from other directions.
More than any other state, people born in Texas stay in Texas. The US Bureau of the Census recently released data indicating the state of residence by place of birth. When you look at the percentage of people born in Texas, still living in the United States and, in fact, still living in Texas, you get more than 82% as of 2021. That's considerably higher than anywhere else.