- Hispanics comprise more than 84% of the South Region’s population
- Between 2003 and 2013, the South Region’s population grew 18%, which is slightly lower than the state growth of 20% but higher than the national growth of 9%
- The South Region accounted for 11% of all births in Texas since 2009
- From 2003 to 2013, the per capita persona income growth in the region was 49%, which is higher than the Texas average of 46% and U.S. average of 37%
- Personal income grew from $39.1 billion in 2003 to $68.6 billion in 2013, which makes total personal income in the region greater than those of 11 states across the country.
- Job growth in the region was 20.2%, which was slightly higher than the Texas average of 19.6% and significantly greater than the U.S. average of 4.7%
- Laughlin Air Force Base
- Corpus Christi Army Depot/Naval Air Station Corpus Christi
- Naval Air Station Kingsville
The South Region already faces a shortage in water. This could affect the economic and demographic growth in the region. By 2060, the region is expected to need 29% more water than they will have at their disposal.
- The SpaceX facility in Brownsville is expected to create 300 jobs and $85 million in capital investment
- More than 100,000 visitors celebrated the 4th of July in Corpus Christi, which had an economic impact of $7.4 million