"If you pay attention to complexity of the USA its diversity and differences you soon realize that the ways we try to understand it – red and blue, Northeast and Midwest – are too simplistic. They are inadequate and misleading.
Patchwork Nation is a demographic/geographic breakdown of the nation into 12 different kinds of communities. Using counties as building blocks, we have identified different kinds of places – everything from rural agricultural areas to the wealthy suburban places, which we use to examine how various kinds of communities experience culture, the economy and politics."
Patchwork Nation is a reporting project... that aims to explore what is happening in the United States by examining different kinds of communities over time....[using] demographic, voting and cultural data to cluster and organize communities into 'types of place.' Patchwork divides America's 3,141 counties into 12 community types based characteristics, such as income level, racial composition, employment and religion. The majority of our data comes from the 2000 US Census and 2006 estimates of common census items at the county level. Data on religious adherence are from the Glenmary Research Center's Survey of Religious Congregations in America, 2000." See the 2010 census for more current data.
Austin, TX (Fastest Growing Incorporated Places of 100,000 or More Population: 2010 to 2013, Table 5b) increased by 12% in population, moving from 14th largest to 11th largest city. Round Rock, TX (Fastest Growing Incorporated Places of 50,000 to 99,999 Population: 2000 to 2010, Table 6a) increased 63.4% in population
Silver, Nate. (2015, May 1). The Most diverse cities are often the most segregated.
Borsella, C.P. & Rogers, L. T. (2017, September). Birth rates vary from state to state. U.S. Census Bureau. Population Division.
States with high birth rates "already have or are attracting younger people or are attracting an ethnically or racially diverse population. Utah and Texas, two of the top five [higher] birth states, exemplify both trends."
"Fifty years after passage of the landmark law that rewrote U.S. immigration policy--the Immigration and Nationality Act of 1965, nearly 59 million immigrants have arrived in the United States, pushing the country’s foreign-born share to a near record 14%." If current demographic trends continue, the U.S. population in 2065 will be about 441 million, up from the current approximation of 318 million. Growth will be driven by Asian and Hispanic immigration; 18% of the population in 2065 will be foreign-born.
Texas Demographics and Projections
TribuneFest: Steve Murdock on Texas in 2050 by Evan Smith, The Texas Tribune, October 3, 2013. Also see Society 2030: Phase I, summary slides produced by Michigan demographer William Frey in 2013.