TEXAS POPULATION TRENDS AND IMPLICATIONS FOR TRANSPORTATION

Both the demand for and utilization of transportation facilities in Texas are heavily influenced by population trends occurring in the state. The report identifies changes in the following areas: migration patterns, population density, age structure, and household formations. In addition, the implications for transportation are discussed for each of these dimensions. Among the most significant trends emerging in Texas are: (1) A consistent gain in metropolitan population, with an estimated increase from 67 percent in 1970 to 72 percent in 1975; (2) An expected eight percent increase in non-metropolitan county population for the 1970-1980 decade; and (3) A significant decrease in household size, with single individuals accounting for nearly one-half of the total increase in households in 1975.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Texas Transportation Institute

    Texas A&M University System, 1600 E Lamar Boulevard
    Arlington, TX  United States  76011

    Texas State Department of Highways & Public Transportation

    Transportation Planning Division, P.O. Box 5051
    Austin, TX  United States  78763
  • Authors:
    • Guseman, P K
    • Fuller, T K
    • Hatfield, N J
    • McFarland, W F
  • Publication Date: 1977-10

Media Info

  • Pagination: 142 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00181781
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: TTI-2-1-77-227-2F Final Rpt.
  • Files: TRIS, STATEDOT
  • Created Date: Oct 31 1979 12:00AM