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 many residents did Texas gain last year, and which groups grew the most?
Radio Spot Broadcast via Texas State Networks on July 01, 2019

The Census Bureau is out with new population figures, and it shows the Texas economy continues to gain population at a substantial rate.

How do Texas cities compare to other cities in the US in terms of population changes?
Radio Spot Broadcast via Texas State Networks on May 30, 2017

Dr. Perryman takes a look inside the recent Census Bureau report showing five of the top ten cities that gained the most absolute number of people in the US are in Texas.

Why has McAllen surpassed El Paso in population recently?
Radio Spot Broadcast via Texas State Networks on July 19, 2016

Data from the Census Bureau reveals that for the first time McAllen has surpassed El Paso in population.

U‑Haul Index shows slower migration to Texas
Radio Spot Broadcast via Texas State Networks on June 27, 2016

Today Dr. Perryman looks a favorite report, the U-Haul Index, which tracks where its trailers and trucks are going.

Column Published in syndication May 25, 2022

The US Census Bureau recently released the 2020 Census estimated undercount and overcount rates from its Post-Enumeration Survey. While we feared an undercount for Texas, it was even worse than expected.

Where Have All the People Gone?
Column Published in syndication January 19, 2022

The Census Bureau recently released population estimates by state for the period from July 2020 to July 2021. The total US population scarcely changed, but there were seismic regional shifts. Let's take a quick tour.

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.

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.