NPR Series: Texas 2020

1:00am

Mon July 1, 2013
It's All Politics

In Houston, America's Diverse Future Has Already Arrived

Originally published on Mon July 1, 2013 7:16 am

Glenda Joe, a seventh-generation Chinese-Houstonian.
Elise Hu NPR

All this week, NPR is taking a look at the demographic changes that could reshape the political landscape in Texas over the next decade — and what that could mean for the rest of the country.

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4:58pm

Sun June 30, 2013
It's All Politics

Big Growth Could Shake Up Texas' Old Political Equation

Originally published on Mon July 1, 2013 7:36 am

A bilingual sign stands outside a polling center at a public library ahead of local elections on April 28 in Austin, Texas.
John Moore Getty Images

It's no secret: Texas is big. And it's getting bigger.

The Lone Star State has added about 5 million people since the turn of the century, and its population is expected to swell by another 5 million by 2020.

This week, NPR examines the dramatic demographic shifts underway in the Lone Star State in our series Texas 2020. We'll look ahead to how the second-biggest state could change in the next decade — and what that could mean for the rest of America.

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