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The Institute for Demographic and Socioeconomic Research (IDSER) is the largest applied demographic research institute in Texas and is directed by Dr. Lloyd Potter and operates collaboratively with the Department of Demography. IDSER faculty and staff conduct ongoing analyses of the impacts of demographic change on Texas and other parts of the nation. The Institute employs several full-time Demography Ph.D. students on research projects.
Located in the Institute for Demographic and Socioeconomic Research is the Texas State Data Center which supplies, distributes and analyzes demographic data for the state, providing extensive access to demographic and other databases on its website. It also completes annual population estimates and biennial projections which are used for facility, personnel, and budgetary planning by state agencies and others in the State of Texas.
Dr. Lloyd Potter serves as a State Demographer of Texas providing expertise and advice to the state in regard to demographic issues. The Texas State Data Center serves as the San Antonio Office of the State Demographer. Please contact Beverly Pecotte (210) 458-6543, for more information.
The Institute for Demographic and Socioeconomic Research (IDSER) is located on the 4th floor of the Monterey Building at UTSA’s downtown campus.