Article Says More White People Are Moving to Houston Area Thanks to Jobs

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Harris County added about 9,000 residents last year.
While fewer and fewer white people are being born nationally, compared with say Latinos, a recent article in the Houston Chronicle (which prefers the word "Anglo"), shows that statewide and locally the white population has grown.

As the Chronicle reports:

Texas, on the other hand, saw the largest numeric increase of white residents in the U.S. between 2012 and 2013, gaining about 51,000 Anglos

Within Harris County, where Anglos make up about 32 percent of the population or about 1.3 million, some 9,000 white residents were added last year.
"There's a significant amount of Anglos moving into the region from outside of Houston," said Patrick Jankowski, vice president of research for the Greater Houston Partnership, an economic development organization.

"They're coming here because of the jobs. ... If you look at all the growth in the Energy Corridor and the Medical Center, and the new Exxon campus in The Woodlands, we're attracting workers who are more skilled, and many of them are white."

As for other racial groups mentioned in the article, which relied on information from Rice University researchers, and Census data, Asians are the fastest-growing ethnic group in the county with around 29,800 people added last year.

The local black population saw a significant bump up as well, there was an increase by around 15,000 residents. Of course the overall winner, in terms of overall population are Latinos, especially when it came to new births. "Between 2010 and 2013, Hispanics in Harris County grew about 7 percent to 1.8 million, making up about 42 percent of the overall population," the report stated. Orale.



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