Kinder Houston Area Survey: 2020 Results

Report by Stephen Klineberg
May 2020

Kinder Institute for Urban Research   (Houston)

The 39th annual Kinder Houston Area Survey was conducted during February and early March of 2020, before there were clear signs of an impending pandemic crisis. As such, this year's findings serve as a good point of comparison for next year to measure quantitatively the impact of unfolding developments on area residents.

The 39 years of the Kinder Houston Area Survey have emphasized three of the most compelling long-term challenges for the city: the knowledge economy, the demographic transformation and quality-of-place attributes. As Houston grapples with mounting costs and shrinking budgets, it will be important to keep a focus on the broader issues the region needs to address as it seeks to build toward a better future.