The recession severely slowed new development across the region, but the region continues to add significant units in and outside of incorporated areas.
Development is encouraged in appropriate areas to ensure affordable infrastructure, preserve open space, promote ecosystem health, minimize pollution, and support economical and efficient transportation.
Density has many definitions and to be done successfully must be designed to optimize many location factors such as schools, mobility networks, public safety, and patterns of health, as well as economic costs and benefits of infrastructure and tax base.
Municipal Comprehensive Plans
The decennial census provides a snapshot of population and housing, especially for areas not otherwise assessed on a regular basis, such as unincorporated areas of Texas counties.
U.S. Census Bureau
CTSIP Community Survey