Just This #6: Behind the Numbers on San Antonio’s Millennial Growth Rate

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This week in Just This, Rick and I discuss a story by Rivard Report data editor Emily Royall on a Brookings Institution study showing that San Antonio ranks second in the nation for its growth rate among millennials.

According to the study, San Antonio’s adult population between the ages of 18 and 34 grew 14.4 percent from 2010 to 2015. The city’s millennial growth rate outpaced that of both Austin and Houston. We examine the reasons for that growth, the history of San Antonio’s “brain drain,” and the benefits of attracting both young outsiders and native San Antonio “returnees.”

I also preview The Trailist, an interesting new column by environment and energy reporter Brendan Gibbons that we’re launching on April 1 for the outdoor enthusiasts among our readers and listeners.

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4 thoughts on “Just This #6: Behind the Numbers on San Antonio’s Millennial Growth Rate

  1. Education, it seems to me, is the major opportunity and challenge for our city. Before my retirement, I interviewed many people for entry positions who couldn’t write a complete sentence or do basic math calculations. All were graduates of local high schools. If we are to grow as a 21st major city we must reform our multiple school systems. I see education dollars wasted on multiple school boards and administrators, which funds never reach the classroom. I wonder what it will take for San Antonio and Bexar County to wise up and stop wasting our most precious resource, our young.

  2. I am one of many HOH and deaf people in the city. Forecast in general I cannot use. Did you provide the same in print also?

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