Immigration Curbs Population Decline in Rural Texas Communities
In over 400 rural Texas areas, the native-born adult population dropped 19 percent while the immigrant population grew 96 percent.
An influx of immigrants to rural areas is curbing population decline across the country, according to a new report. The study looked at 2,767 rural areas nationwide, including 412 communities in Texas.
Overall, the rural areas in Texas showed an 11 percent population decline since 1990.
“That’Svajlenka said that, of the 412 Texas rural communities considered in the study, 71 percent of them experienced population decline.
“They actually would have experienced even worse population loss if it weren’t for immigrants moving to those communities,” Svajlenka added.
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