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The Importance of an Accurate Census Count in Texas: Economic Consequences of a Significant Undercount
Report Published on March 17, 2020

Accurate Census counts are far more than just a matter of interest. They are important to ensuring adequate federal funding for various programs, appropriate representation in Congress, and an understanding of demographic trends in order to plan for the future.

How has the level of poverty changed throughout the pandemic?
Radio Spot Broadcast via Texas State Networks on September 21, 2021

Dr. Perryman explains the relevant numbers from the latest Census report, and how the nation can look to address poverty moving forward.

What population growth trends are evident in the latest census?
Radio Spot Broadcast via Texas State Networks on August 24, 2021

Dr. Perryman describes the economic implications of the latest trends in population. 

What has changed in the legislative appropriations and apportionment processes?
Radio Spot Broadcast via Texas State Networks on January 26, 2021

Dr. Perryman explains how a recent executive order will help Texas in terms of funding allocation. 

How do Texas cities compare nationally in terms of population growth?
Radio Spot Broadcast via Texas State Networks on May 26, 2020

Dr. Perryman explains why it is a positive sign that Texas benefits from strong growth in its cities. 

How important is an accurate census count for the economy?
Radio Spot Broadcast via Texas State Networks on March 19, 2020

Dr. Perryman explains the effect of an undercount in the 2020 census for Texas -- and why you should fill one out. 

Why is it essential that the Census count is accurate in Texas?
Radio Spot Broadcast via Texas State Networks on January 07, 2020

A recent Census survey suggests that Texas gained more people than anyone else over the past year. Dr. Perryman says the state should commit to confirming that number.

What is the purpose of the Census, and should citizenship be a factor in the count?
Radio Spot Broadcast via Texas State Networks on June 28, 2019

The US Supreme Court has, for now, ruled that the Trump administration cannot ask the citizenship status of people on next year's Census.

What could have lead to longtime Census director John Thompson's resignation?
Radio Spot Broadcast via Texas State Networks on May 11, 2017

<font color="#404040" face="Helvetica">John Thompson, longtime director of the Census, is resigning. Dr. Perryman says Thompson was also one of the Bureau's leading demographers.</font>

What do the latest Census Bureau numbers show for middle class incomes?
Radio Spot Broadcast via Texas State Networks on September 16, 2016

According to the Census Bureau for the first time in years, middle class income are actually going up. Dr. Perryman says wages grew by more than 5% last year.