population http://kut.org en Austin the 'Nation's Capital of Population Growth' in New Census Data http://kut.org/post/austin-nations-capital-population-growth-new-census-data <p>There’s no shortage of news on&nbsp;<a href="http://kut.org/post/no-surprise-austin-ranks-among-fastest-growing-metros-again">how rapidly Austin is growing</a>, but a new report puts that expansion in a larger context, dubbing Austin "the nation’s capital for population growth."</p><p><a href="http://www.census.gov/newsroom/releases/archives/population/cb14-89.html">New U.S. Census data</a>&nbsp;shows much of the nation's growth is concentrated in Texas, with Austin at the epicenter. Austin-area cities San Marcos, Georgetown and Cedar Park are all recognized for high percentage growth.</p><p>For the city of Austin, that growth meant 21,000 new residents between 2012 and 2013. State Demographer Lloyd Potter says it doesn't look like that growth will slow down anytime soon.</p><p> Thu, 22 May 2014 19:54:46 +0000 Kelly Krupa & Laura Rice 10477 at http://kut.org Austin the 'Nation's Capital of Population Growth' in New Census Data More Than 5 Million Kids Are Attending Public School in Texas http://kut.org/post/more-5-million-kids-are-attending-public-school-texas <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">For the first time, more than 5 million students are enrolled in Texas public schools. The Texas Education Agency (TEA)&nbsp;<a href="http://www.tea.state.tx.us/acctres/Enroll_2012-13.pdf">published a report Tuesday</a>&nbsp;that the state hit the milestone last school year when&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">5,075,840 students were enrolled.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The population of Hispanic students had the largest numerical increase, growing by 64,903 in one year. </span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Rice University demographer <a href="http://hobbycenter.rice.edu/Content.aspx?id=66">Steve Murdoch,</a> who used to run the U.S. Census Bureau, says the future of the Texas economy will be determined largely by how well those students are educated.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Wed, 02 Apr 2014 00:17:21 +0000 Nathan Bernier 10082 at http://kut.org More Than 5 Million Kids Are Attending Public School in Texas No Surprise: Austin Ranks Among Fastest Growing Metros - Again http://kut.org/post/no-surprise-austin-ranks-among-fastest-growing-metros-again <p>Once again, Austin ranks among the fastest growing metropolitan areas in the nation.</p><p>According to the most recent data from the Census Bureau, Austin ranked eighth nationally on a list of rapidly expanding metro areas, growing 2.6 percent from July 2012 to July 2013.</p><p>This should come as no surprise, since Austin has been near the top of the list since 2010. But what may be surprising is that the city’s growth could finally be leveling off.</p> Thu, 27 Mar 2014 05:01:00 +0000 Kelly Krupa 10038 at http://kut.org No Surprise: Austin Ranks Among Fastest Growing Metros - Again Texas Adds Three Majority-Minority Counties http://kut.org/post/texas-adds-three-majority-minority-counties <p>Ethnic and racial minorities are now the majority in three more Texas counties.</p><p>According to <a href="http://www.census.gov/newsroom/releases/archives/population/cb13-112.html">recently released U.S. Census data</a>, black and Hispanic Americans now make up the majority of the population in Bell, Hockley and Terrell counties. The Census Bureau has not determined whether this change is due to an increase in births among minorities or whether other populations are leaving the counties.</p><p> Fri, 14 Jun 2013 11:10:00 +0000 Rachel Adams-Heard 8119 at http://kut.org Texas Adds Three Majority-Minority Counties Austin Now the 11th Largest City in the U.S., Up from 13th Largest http://kut.org/post/austin-now-11th-largest-city-us-13th-largest <p><strong>Update</strong>:&nbsp;So who is moving to Austin? Young, recent college graduates and retiring baby boomers make up the majority of new Austinites, according to <a href="http://austintexas.gov/demographics">City of Austin demographer</a> Ryan Robinson.</p><p>“That attractiveness, that gravitational pull that we exert for the young and the talented, and the well-educated, that really is our sweet spot,” Robinson says.</p><p>But the young are not the only ones charmed by Austin. Retiring baby boomers are also flocking to the area.</p><p> Thu, 23 May 2013 18:22:25 +0000 Marissa Barnett 7852 at http://kut.org Austin Now the 11th Largest City in the U.S., Up from 13th Largest Renting? Good Luck Finding a Place! http://kut.org/post/renting-good-luck-finding-place <p>Having trouble finding a place to rent? You’re definitely not alone.</p><p>A steady stream of people moving to Central Texas has made finding an apartment more difficult. U.S. Census Bureau <a href="http://kutnews.org/post/am-update-local-population-boom-former-ut-swimmers-olympics-stand-your-ground-sentence" target="_blank">data released in June</a> ranked Round Rock second and Austin third on a list of the fastest-growing large cities in the country.</p><p>Capitol Market Research, which studies the area’s rental market, says there are barely enough apartment units in the Austin-area to keep up with demand. It says the average rent on a two-bedroom, two-bath apartment is now about $1,100 a month. Tue, 21 Aug 2012 21:41:03 +0000 Mark Dewey & Laura Rice 4921 at http://kut.org Renting? Good Luck Finding a Place! State Demands More Voting Sites in Hays County http://kut.org/post/state-demands-more-voting-sites-hays-county <p></p><p style="font-family: Georgia, 'Times New Roman', 'Bitstream Charter', Times, serif; font-size: 13.333333969116211px; line-height: 19px; ">Hays County is growing so fast that it has to add more voting locations for the November election. “Because the 2010 Census showed a large increase in populations (about 60,000 people more) we are required by state law to have our main early voting site plus one site in each of our Commissioner Precincts,”&nbsp;Hays County Elections Administrator Joyce Cowan said in a statement.&nbsp;</p><p style="font-family: Georgia, 'Times New Roman', 'Bitstream Charter', Times, serif; font-size: 13.333333969116211px; line-height: 19px; ">The voting sites also have to remain open for the entire two weeks of early voting, in addition to Election Day.</p><p style="font-family: Georgia, 'Times New Roman', 'Bitstream Charter', Times, serif; font-size: 13.333333969116211px; line-height: 19px; ">In the last presidential election, Hays County had only one main voting site.</p><p> Tue, 21 Aug 2012 19:01:41 +0000 Nathan Bernier & Laura Rice 4922 at http://kut.org State Demands More Voting Sites in Hays County AM Update: Local Population Boom, Former UT Swimmers to Olympics, 'Stand Your Ground' Sentence http://kut.org/post/am-update-local-population-boom-former-ut-swimmers-olympics-stand-your-ground-sentence <p><strong>Texas Dominates Population Growth</strong></p><p>Round Rock is ranked second and Austin is ranked third on a list of the country&rsquo;s fastest-growing large cities.</p><p><a href="http://www.census.gov/newsroom/releases/archives/population/cb12-117.html" target="_blank">New estimates</a> released by the U.S. Census Bureau show Round Rock&rsquo;s population increased by 4.8 percent from April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2011.</p> Thu, 28 Jun 2012 12:18:36 +0000 Sam J. Ellison, Mary Mattia & Laura Rice 4568 at http://kut.org AM Update: Local Population Boom, Former UT Swimmers to Olympics, 'Stand Your Ground' Sentence Minorities Undercounted in 2010 U.S. Census http://kut.org/post/minorities-undercounted-2010-us-census <p>An analysis of the <a href="http://kutnews.org/post/census-data-breakdown-texas-tribune" target="_blank">2010 U.S. Census</a> shows the population was slightly overcounted, by about 0.01 percent or 36,000 people.</p><p>That means the latest census was more accurate than the 2000 Census, which had an overcount of about 0.49 percent.&nbsp;<font color="black">Census Bureau Director Robert Groves says the 2010 Census was &quot;outstanding.&quot;&nbsp;</font>But the analysis found that accuracy varied by demographics.</p><div style="margin-top:14pt;margin-bottom:14pt;"><font color="black">The 2010 Census overcounted whites by .08 percent</font><font color="black">, undercounted 2.1 percent of the African-American population, and undercounted 1.5 percent of the Hispanic population.&nbsp;</font> Wed, 23 May 2012 17:42:10 +0000 Laura Rice 4309 at http://kut.org Minorities Undercounted in 2010 U.S. Census Austin One of Fastest Growing Metros http://kut.org/post/austin-one-fastest-growing-metros <p>The news comes as no surprise to locals: the Austin area is still growing &mdash; and fast.</p><p><a href="http://www.census.gov/newsroom/releases/archives/population/cb12-55.html">New numbers</a> from the U.S. Census Bureau show the population of the Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos area was the second fastest-growing metro area in the country between April 2010 and July 2011.</p><p>In just that 15-month period, the population went up by 3.9 percent&mdash;that&rsquo;s a gain of more than 67,000 people and put the total population at close to 1.8 million.</p><p> Thu, 05 Apr 2012 17:36:23 +0000 Laura Rice 3978 at http://kut.org Austin One of Fastest Growing Metros Top Morning Stories 2/20/12: Santorum Takes Lead, Latino Population Grows, 'Linsanity' Touches Texas http://kut.org/post/top-morning-stories-22012-santorum-takes-lead-latino-population-grows-linsanity-touches-texas <p><strong>Support for Santorum Spreading in Texas</strong><br /><br />Republican presidential contender Rick Santorum has a substantial lead in Texas, according to <a href="http://d2o6nd3dubbyr6.cloudfront.net/media/documents/UTTT-201202-summary-day1.pdf" target="_blank">a recent poll</a> by the University of Texas and the <a href="http://www.texastribune.org/texas-politics/2012-presidential-election/santorum-leads-republican-field-texas/" target="_blank">Texas Tribune</a>.<br /> Mon, 20 Feb 2012 15:17:35 +0000 Paulo Martins 3689 at http://kut.org Top Morning Stories 2/20/12: Santorum Takes Lead, Latino Population Grows, 'Linsanity' Touches Texas