UT RGV: Snowbird numbers down UT RGV: Snowbird numbers down https://www.recenter.tamu.edu/news/newstalk-texas/?Item=137442016-07-05T05:00:00Z2016-07-05T16:00:00Z

​​​HARLINGEN – According to the latest University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV) study, Winter Texans are aging, becoming fewer in number, and are not being replaced by their sons and daughters.

Winter Texans remain a critical component of the Rio Grande Valley’s economic base, despite their declining numbers. The latest survey fin​​ds they ​have an economic footprint in the Valley of $760 million annually, the highest dollar figure ever except for the $803 million impact in 2009-2010.​

“Winter Texans are aging, and we’re having the same number of first-time winter Texans, which indicates they’re not being replaced by new winter Texans, just the same people who come back every year,” said Penny Simpson, a professor of marketing in UTRGV’s College of Business and Entrepreneurship.

The survey, which has​ been conducted every two years since 2006, finds the average age of a Winter Texan in 2016 is 72.3 years, up from 71.7 in 2014, and significantly higher than ​​68.7 in 2006. 

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