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Bayou Business Download: Population Shifts in the Houston Region; Where is Growth Occurring?

Published Sep 20, 2021 by A.J. Mistretta


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In this episode of the Partnership's Bayou Business Download podcast, we discuss changes in the population in the metro region. What counties in the area are growing and which parts of the metro are stagnating or actually losing population? In addition, we consider what effect these shifts will have on job centers, transportation infrastructure and the education system among other things. 

For this episode we're joined by special guest Bill Fulton, Director of Rice University's Kinder Institute for Urban Research. 

Topics covered include: 

  • Houston's population movement over the last decade
  • Harris County's population changes during the same period
  • A look at Fort Bend and Montgomery counties
  • How the Houston region population dynamic compares with other major U.S. metros 

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