Texas Tech University

About the TTU Population Center

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The Texas Tech Population Center (TTPC) was established in the 1979 as a Population Data Center. For more than two decades, Evans Curry coordinated and served as a director of the center. Unfortunately, he passed away in 2005. The main goals of the Texas Tech Population Center are to disseminate U.S. Census data, to facilitate the collaboration of Texas Tech faculties interested in topics related to population, and undertake research on demographic topics such as migration, fertility, and mortality.

The center is housed within the Department of Sociology, Anthropology and Social Work and and is part of the national network of population data centers coordinated by the US Census Bureau. It includes a number of affiliated faculty doing research and offering courses related to the Population Studies field (for more information, please follow 'People' link). For demographic information on Texas Tech, Lubbock and Texas, please click on 'Resources'.

Population Center