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Mark Wyatt, State of Texas Office of Rural Community Affairs
Demographic and Economic Trends How Does Texas Stack Up With the National Statistics?
Major Demographic Trends Affecting the Future • Change in Rates and Sources of Population Growth • Increase in the Non-Anglo Population • Aging of the Population
Total Population and Percent Population Change in Texas and the United States, 1850-2003
Ten Fastest Growing States in Numerical Terms in the United States, 1990-2000
Ten Fastest Growing States in Numerical Terms in the United States, 2000-2003
Percent Change in Population from 1990 to 2000 for Council of Government Regions in Texas
Numerical Change in Population by Race/Ethnicity in Texas for 1980-1990 and 1990-2000
Proportion of Net Population Change from 1990 to 2000 Attributable to Each Racial/Ethnic Group by Each Metropolitan Status Type in Texas
Percent Change from 2000 to 2040 in Selected Age Groups in the Texas Population Under the 2000-2002 Scenario
Projected Proportion of Population by Race/Ethnicity in Texas, 2000-2040*
Projected Percent of Households in Poverty by Family Type in Texas, 2000 and 2040
Current Issues: • Colonia Conditions through-out the State Not Just the Border • Set-asides for special projects • When to stop investing in a community
Current Strategies • New Non-border Colonia Fund • Space Port Fund (Set-aside special project) • Task Force created to review the statewide allocation formula and the distribution of all program funds • Viability Index Created to allow Communities to do a Self Check-up
Issues That Are Beginning to Take Center Stage • A Question of state priorities • Request for more funding related to services vs. basic needs • When do we stop investing in a community?
Mark WyattOffice of Rural Community Affairs512-936-6725 Statistics and Graphical Information Courtesy of Steve H. Murdock The Center for Demographic and Socioeconomic Research and Education Department of Rural Sociology, Texas A&M University System