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Texas Births Steadily Increasing Following Four Years of Decline

Justin Silhavy, Director of Demographic Projections

Kindergarten Enrollment has been declining in Texas public schools since its peak in October 2013. The decline cannot be attributed to any one factor; however, a likely influence is the statewide birth decline spawned by the Great Recession—that first began in 2008 and continued through 2011. According to data from […]

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Population Estimates for 2016 Reveal Growth across Texas; Fulshear Ranks #1

Justin Silhavy, Director of Demographic Projections

Fulshear, Texas is now the fastest growing city in the State according to the U.S. Census Bureau. From July 2015 to July 2016, Fulshear’s population grew by 35.3%, from 5,855 to 7,925 residents. The budding municipality 35 miles west of Downtown Houston had only 1,134 residents in 2010. Population and […]

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Accurate Estimates of Student Enrollment One Year Forward

Pat Guseman, Ph.D.

While PASA specializes in projecting enrollment annually for ten years forward, the most valuable estimate is the projection of students for the following Fall—when funds are to be expended on each and every new teacher, and on the other costs associated with best utilizing each school during the coming year. While the national […]

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Millennials Influence on the Housing Market Beginning to Affect School Enrollment

Matt Vatthauer, GIS Aide/Research Analyst

Recent research and media attention suggests the Millennial Generation differs from prior generations of Americans in many ways. This group is defying traditional American lifestyle choices by attaining higher levels of education, living with their parents as adults for longer periods, marrying later in life, and having children later in life. […]

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