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The High Cost to Texas of Census 2020 Undercounts
Report Published on November 16, 2021

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.

What are some population trends for Texas?
Radio Spot Broadcast via Texas State Networks on December 31, 2021

Dr. Perryman identifies some data points from the recent Census numbers and what they mean for the state.

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. 

Missing Persons
Column Published in syndication November 17, 2021

The concept of a Census to identify and enumerate the population of an area dates back more than 5,000 years. Accurate Census counts 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 to plan for the future.

Diversity
Column Published in syndication August 25, 2021

Newly released Census data indicates that the US population is becoming increasingly diverse. The most prevalent racial or ethnic group was the White alone non-Hispanic population at 57.8%, down from 63.7% in 2010. The Hispanic or Latino population was the second largest, comprising 18.7% of the total, while the Black or African American alone population was third at 12.1%.

Not Getting Any Younger!
Column Published in syndication August 18, 2021

The US Census Bureau continues to release results of the 2020 Census. The information is crucial to effective corporate planning, as well as to understanding the dynamics of the nation’s population and potential policy needs or implications. One recent dataset describes overall population growth and trends in the number of people under age 18.

The Count
Column Published in syndication May 12, 2021

Results from the 2020 Census are beginning to surface. These statistics are far more than a matter of interest. Not only is the number of representatives in the US House tied to the count, but also funds from a variety of federal programs. Trends are also crucial to planning and decision-making across a broad spectrum. While the data is still being compiled and it will be a while before we know the full story (and the inevitable lawsuits that are often settled by adding more people), some patterns are emerging.