Census Data http://kut.org en Austin's Asian-American Community is Diverse and Growing http://kut.org/post/austins-asian-american-community-diverse-and-growing <p>There’s a common misperception about Austin’s fastest-growing minority group.</p><p>Most people would think that title belongs to Hispanics. But while Hispanics are the largest minority group, they are not the fastest-growing. Although their numbers are still relatively small, Asian-Americans are the fastest growing group in Austin.</p><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/149092468&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_artwork=true" width="100%"></iframe></p><p> Mon, 12 May 2014 13:08:52 +0000 Joy Diaz 10394 at http://kut.org Austin's Asian-American Community is Diverse and Growing 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 Report: More Austinites Working from Home, Commuting by Bike or Bus http://kut.org/post/report-more-austinites-working-home-commuting-bike-or-bus <p>Austinites are driving less and using public transportation more.</p><p>That’s a finding in a new report <a href="http://texpirgedfund.org/sites/pirg/files/reports/TX_Transp_trans_print_0.pdf">[PDF]</a> by the <a href="http://www.texpirg.org/">Texas Public Interest Research Group</a> (TexPIRG), a nonprofit research organization.</p><p>According to census data, the proportion of Austin workers that commute by private vehicle fell by 4.5 percent from 2000 to 2011. That’s the third largest decline in the country for an urban area.</p><p> Wed, 04 Dec 2013 21:31:17 +0000 Laura Rice 9311 at http://kut.org Report: More Austinites Working from Home, Commuting by Bike or Bus These Are the Austin Area's 8 Richest, Most Educated Zip Codes http://kut.org/post/these-are-austin-areas-8-richest-most-educated-zip-codes <p>Do you live in one of the Austin-area’s "Super&nbsp;Zips?"</p> Mon, 02 Dec 2013 15:56:07 +0000 Filipa Rodrigues 9280 at http://kut.org These Are the Austin Area's 8 Richest, Most Educated Zip Codes What Recession? Census Says Downturn Didn't Hurt Austin Housing Market http://kut.org/post/what-recession-census-says-downturn-didnt-hurt-austin-housing-market <p>Austin’s housing market is hot. So hot, in fact, that it wasn’t seriously dampened in the recession to post-recession period.</p><p><a href="http://www.census.gov/prod/2013pubs/acsbr12-20.pdf" target="_blank">New census data shows</a> home values in Austin and in Travis County increased between 2007 to 2009 and 2010 to 2012.&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">Most other large areas in the country saw home values decrease between those two periods.</span></p><p>Out of the country's &nbsp;50 most populous cities, only nine cities saw an increase in the median&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">home&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">values during those periods. And Austin lead the pack:</span></p><ul><li><strong>Austin, TX: + $13,800</strong></li><li>Denver, CO: + $9,600</li><li>Oklahoma City, OK: + $8,100 Thu, 14 Nov 2013 21:10:00 +0000 Laura Rice 9186 at http://kut.org What Recession? Census Says Downturn Didn't Hurt Austin Housing Market 28 Percent of Austinites Don’t Speak English at Home http://kut.org/post/28-percent-austinites-don-t-speak-english-home <p></p><p>According to&nbsp;<a href="http://www.census.gov/prod/2013pubs/acs-22.pdf">a new report</a> from the U.S. Census Bureau, non-English speakers are more populous in Texas than every other state except California.</p><p>The&nbsp;Austin metropolitan area&nbsp;reflects the state&nbsp;trend: about 28 percent of residents speak a foreign language at home, more than the national average of 20.8 percent.</p><p> Tue, 13 Aug 2013 12:40:00 +0000 Marylee Williams 8478 at http://kut.org 28 Percent of Austinites Don’t Speak English at Home Over 19,500 of Austin's Poor are College Students http://kut.org/post/over-19500-austins-poor-are-college-students <p>News flash: Lots of college students are poor.</p><p>While this probably seems like a no-brainer,&nbsp;<a href="http://blogs.census.gov/2013/07/29/when-off-campus-college-students-are-excluded-poverty-rates-fall-in-many-college-towns/?eml=gd">a new study</a>&nbsp;from the U.S. Census Bureau demonstrates how great of an impact students can have on local communities' poverty levels.</p><p> Wed, 07 Aug 2013 15:30:26 +0000 Roy Varney 8444 at http://kut.org Over 19,500 of Austin's Poor are College Students 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 Asian Population Growing in Austin, Across the U.S. http://kut.org/post/asian-population-growing-austin-across-us <p>New data from the <a href="http://www.census.gov/" target="_blank">U.S. Census Bureau</a> shows the Asian population is booming across the country – and in the Austin area.</p><p>In Travis County, the number of people identifying themselves as Asian increased by close to 10 percent between 2010 and 2012.</p><p> Thu, 13 Jun 2013 13:33:20 +0000 Rachel Adams-Heard 8104 at http://kut.org Asian Population Growing in Austin, Across the U.S. 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 Immigrants To Be Largest Driver Of U.S. Population Growth http://kut.org/post/immigrants-be-largest-driver-us-population-growth New immigrants will be the main driver of population growth in the U.S. by as early as 2027, according to new <a href="http://www.census.gov/newsroom/releases/archives/population/cb13-89.html" target="_blank">Census Bureau projections</a>.<p>This would be the first time in almost two centuries that new births will not be the largest source of U.S. Wed, 15 May 2013 20:01:23 +0000 Hansi Lo Wang 7747 at http://kut.org Immigrants To Be Largest Driver Of U.S. Population Growth Interactive Map: Travis is Texas' Second Fastest Growing County http://kut.org/post/interactive-map-travis-texas-second-fastest-growing-county <p><iframe frameborder="no" height="300" scrolling="no" src="https://www.google.com/fusiontables/embedviz?viz=MAP&amp;q=select+col32+from+1k0SE9gd9f99pHO_VugnXpLJbDt16nhjE8X3FKUI&amp;h=false&amp;lat=31.639746688068506&amp;lng=-98.08009734375003&amp;z=5&amp;t=1&amp;l=col32&amp;y=2&amp;tmplt=2" width="400"></iframe></p><p></p><p>Booming production of oil and gas is just one of the reasons for the rapid population growth in Texas.</p><p>The <a href="http://www.census.gov/popest/estimates.html">U.S. Census Bureau</a> reports Andrews County, near oil-rich Midland, is the state’s fastest growing county. But in second place, Travis County has attracted more than 71,000 people within two years.</p><p> Fri, 15 Mar 2013 20:44:06 +0000 Ann Choi 6955 at http://kut.org Mapping Demographics in Central Texas' Congressional Districts http://kut.org/post/mapping-demographics-central-texas-congressional-districts <p><span id="internal-source-marker_0.9482537165097842" style="font-size:15px;font-family:Arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;font-weight:normal;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;">New data from the <a href="http://www.census.gov/">U.S. Census Bureau</a> shows three of the seven congressional districts in Central Texas are less diverse and have higher white population percentages than the entire state, among other characteristics.</span><br><br><span style="font-size:15px;font-family:Arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;font-weight:normal;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;">The Census Bureau is now releasing demographic breakdowns by individual congressional districts, <a href="http://www.census.gov/newsroom/releases/archives/american_community_survey_acs/cb13-tps07.html">a first for the department</a>.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Fri, 25 Jan 2013 18:38:42 +0000 Bobby Blanchard 6347 at http://kut.org Mapping Demographics in Central Texas' Congressional Districts Election Study: Black Turnout May Have Surpassed That of Whites http://kut.org/post/election-study-black-turnout-may-have-surpassed-whites African-Americans voted this year at a higher rate than other minorities and may have topped the rate for whites for the first time, <a href="http://www.pewsocialtrends.org/2012/12/26/the-growing-electoral-clout-of-blacks-is-driven-by-turnout-not-demographics/1/" target="_blank">according to a new study</a> by the Pew Research Center.<p>Blacks make up 12 percent of all eligible voters but contributed 13 percent of the votes in the presidential election — duplicating their record turnout in 2008, according to exit polls analyzed in the study. Fri, 28 Dec 2012 19:11:47 +0000 Corey Dade, NPR 6001 at http://kut.org Election Study: Black Turnout May Have Surpassed That of Whites Census Bureau Rethinks The Best Way To Measure Race http://kut.org/post/census-bureau-rethinks-best-way-measure-race Possible revisions to how the decennial census asks questions about race and ethnicity have raised concerns among some groups that any changes could reduce their population count and thus weaken their electoral clout.<p>The Census Bureau is considering numerous changes to the 2020 survey in an effort to improve the responses of minorities and more accurately classify Latino, Asian, Middle Eastern and multiracial populations.<p>Potential options include eliminating the "Hispanic origin" question and combining it with the race question, new queries for people of Middle Eastern or North African h Thu, 27 Dec 2012 23:49:44 +0000 Corey Dade, NPR 5991 at http://kut.org Census Bureau Rethinks The Best Way To Measure Race Census: We're Getting Older and More Diverse, Though More Slowly http://kut.org/post/census-were-getting-older-and-more-diverse-though-more-slowly The trends continue:<p>"The U.S. population will be considerably older and more racially and ethnically diverse by 2060, according to projections <a href="https://www.census.gov/newsroom/releases/archives/population/cb12-243.html" target="_blank">released today by the U.S. Census Bureau</a>."<p>Based on data from the 2010 census, the bureau projects that:<p>-- "The population age 65 and older is expected to more than double between 2012 and 2060, from 43.1 million to 92.0 million. The older population would represent just over one in five U.S. Wed, 12 Dec 2012 17:25:46 +0000 Mark Memmott, NPR 5888 at http://kut.org Census: We're Getting Older and More Diverse, Though More Slowly 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 Texas Ranked 41st on Per Student Spending http://kut.org/post/texas-ranked-41st-student-spending <p>Only nine states spent less on education spending per student than Texas in the 2009-2010 school year, according to <a href="http://www.census.gov/govs/school/">newly released data </a>from the U.S. Census Bureau. The numbers reflect spending levels before $5.4 billion in education spending cuts were enacted by the state legislature in 2011.</p><p>Texas spent $8,746 per student in 09-10. That compares with a national average of $10,615, an increase of more than one percent from the previous year.</p><p> Mon, 25 Jun 2012 16:00:02 +0000 Nathan Bernier 4544 at http://kut.org Texas Ranked 41st on Per Student Spending 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