Nearly 30,000 Texans were among more than 610,000 Americans who were homeless this year. But Texas was among the states with the largest decreases in the homeless population, with a 13 percent drop since 2012 and a nearly 26 percent drop since 2007. Use our interactive to learn about the homeless population in various parts of the state.Full Story
As mandated by the Constitution, the U.S. Census Bureau conducts a decennial count of population and households to determine the apportionment of Congressional seats, electoral votes and dispersement of federal funds to states.
In 2010, the bureau is seeking information such as age, race, ethnicity and housing status from residents at more than 130 million households in the 50 ...
A U.S. Census Bureau report released this month analyzes median home values over three-year periods. Use this interactive to explore the changes in Texas home values.Full Story
M. Smith drops in on state textbook hearings, E. Smith interviews Tom Pauken, Satija on water rationing along the Colorado River, Root probes Dan Patrick’s unexpected investment, KUT’s Philpott sorts out clinic closings, Murphy maps the latest census data, MacLaggan on a welcome turn in poverty, Malewitz finds a race for energy efficiency, Hamilton reports on better grades for Sul Ross, Grissom on bad grades for the death penalty, Batheja on Debra Medina’s dilemma, Aguilar on the glum forecast for immigration reform and Aaronson looks at the latest hurdle for Obamacare: The best of our best for the week of Sept. 16-20, 2013.Full Story
The percentage of Texans living in poverty dropped from 18.5 percent in 2011 to 17.9 percent in 2012, marking the first decline in the state since the recession began in 2008.
In rapidly growing Hidalgo County, officials who say the 2010 census dramatically undercounted the county’s population are seeking to influence the way its residents are counted in the future.Full Story
The state's growth spurt continues, and one way to see what's ahead is to look at the state's youth population. Use these maps to see the raw population growth and fastest rates of growth in two groups: Texans ages 4 and younger and Texans from ages 5 to 19.Full Story
Use this census interactive to take a county-by-county tour of how the state's youth population grew between 2010 and 2012 — and how Texas' youngest Hispanics are driving the trend.Full Story
Some of the state's most Republican counties are seeing sharp growth in the number of residents who are 65 and older, according to revised county population estimates from the U.S. Census Bureau. Use this interactive to explore the numbers.Full Story
In this excerpt from his new book, Southern Methodist University political scientist Cal Jillson examines the history behind Texas' demographic changes — and what it means for the future.Full Story
As it has since the Trib's launch in 2009, data continued to reign supreme on the site in 2011. Today, we take a look at the 10 most-visited data apps since Jan. 1.Full Story
The Lone Star State is getting bigger. Texas had the largest population growth of any state between April 2010 and July 2011, according to figures released today by the U.S. Census Bureau.Full Story
Aaronson interactively asks if stimulus funds created jobs in Texas, Aguilar on new voter registrar rules that could decrease voter turnout, Galbraith on a UT professor's debunking of climate change "myths," Grissom on an epic clash of El Paso political titans, Hamilton on the right's new higher ed guru, Murphy maps household data from the 2010 Census, Ramsey on a coming rules fight in the Texas Senate, Root and M. Smith on Rick Perry's performance at the New Hampshire debate and M. Smith talks public ed cuts with the state's Superintendent of the Year: The best of our best content from October 10-14, 2011.Full Story
Fort Bend County, home of Sugar Land, is almost as diverse as the Bronx in New York. Several other Texas counties rank high on the list.Full Story
At the Tribune's New Day Rising symposium on Feb. 28, four public policy experts talked about criminal justice, education, health care and other issues and the impact of the coming Hispanic majority.Full Story
Our new interactive map visualizes population changes by House and Senate district for the total population and residents who are of Hispanic origin. These totals are important now given that lawmakers are preparing to redraw all 181 districts based on their growth, demographics and election histories.Full Story