More people are moving from other parts of the U.S. to Texas than to anywhere else. Half of the state’s recent growth was thanks to natural increase.
Though Texas saw the biggest population increase in the country in terms of numbers, the growth rate was actually just the seventh fastest.
In bayous, floodwater, and even some homes in Houston, levels of E. coli were above normal after Hurricane Harvey.
In the wake of Harvey, an estimated 1 million cars were flooded, leaving many in a car-dependent city with fewer options for getting around it.
Generalized trust, or the general belief that most people in a society are trustworthy, is associated with a host of positive outcomes.
The analysis looked specifically at white Baby Boomers, the largest racial group in that generation of respondents.
San Antonio saw the second largest increase of suburban Millennials nationwide, with 14.4% growth.
Many observers point to Texas’ growing Hispanic population, which tends to lean Democratic, as an indication that the political tides will soon shift.
Texas is a highway state. This reality stems from the need to meet the mobility demands of both sprawling metropolitan regions and vast rural areas.
One in four families who qualify for housing assistance actually get it, and wait lists for public housing in some cities are measured by decades not years.