Literacy in Texas | The Perryman Group

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Literacy in Texas

Published on August 31, 2022 (Vol. 39, No. 07)

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US and Texas Literacy Rates

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.

The Upper East Texas Region

The Upper East Texas Region includes 23 counties and the Longview, Texarkana, and Tyler metropolitan statistical areas (MSAs). With about 1.18 million residents, the area represents 3.96% of the state's total population.

Economic Development News

Throughout the state, business relocations and expansions are making local headlines. This section features some of the most recent economic development happenings in Texas cities.

Focus On: Population

A breakdown of population by MSA provides a quick look at the forecast for 2021 to 2026. See page 7 to get a snapshot of the anticipated growth for the state as well as for a MSA near you.