2020 Census results and what it means for redistricting

You worked hard to get the word out with us about the Census! When you filled out the Census, you helped create a clearer picture of who lives in Texas. So, what are the results from the Census?

The population of Texas grew by approximately 4 million residents. The 2020 census puts the state’s population at more than 29.1 million people, up from 25.1 million in 2010. Texas gained the most residents of any state in the last decade! Texas holds the No. 3 position for percentage population growth from 2010 to 2020, according to Census Bureau data.

Texas gained two Congressional seats. Texas has 40 Electoral College votes, which is the second highest in the country after California.

What Happens Now? Now that we know more about who lives in Texas, it’s time to redraw Congressional and state House and Senate districts before the 2022 elections. Districts are reconfigured every 10 years because the populations in districts change when, for example, people move and children are born. The goal when redrawing districts is to spread residents across districts evenly.