In a State of Change: The Rapidly Growing and Increasingly Diverse Population of Texas

Rich natural resources, abundant land, a central location within the United States, and a business-friendly environment have long attracted both immigrants and U.S. natives to Texas. As a result, the state has grown faster, with a younger and more diverse population, than the nation. The key challenge Texas faces now is to reduce the economic and educational disparities prevalent among the state's ethnic groups as the population continues to grow and evolve.