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Report: Texas Population Could Double by 2050

Staff Report
Associated Press

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - A report is projecting the state's population to double by 2050 if migration into Texas continues at the same pace it did in the last decade.

The analysis issued Thursday by the Office of the State Demographer predicts the state's population will be about 54.4 million if immigration and people moving in from other states continue.

The population in Texas age 14 and under would increase from 5.7 million in 2010 to 10.2 million in 2050. The 15-64 population would increase from 16.8 million to 34.7 million, and the 65 and over population would rise from 2.6 million to 9.4 million

The Austin American-Statesman reports an increase in population could have broad implications for the state's economy, quality of life, water and transportation infrastructure, schools and politics.

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