2010 Census Results

The results of the 2010 Census were released today. The population of Texas grew 20.6% since 2010 and there are just over 25 million Texans. Texas’ growth was the largest of the large states, but we look positively sluggish next to Nevada’s 35.1% growth.

2010 Census Information

Texas will pick up four seats in the US House–increasing the state’s representation to 36 members (Florida finishes second, picking up two seats). Some people think that adding four seats will make the congressional redistricting battle in Texas more bitter. However, redistricting is always better and it will be more painful in states that are losing seats. Roll Call is reporting that (“Iowa’s 2012 Shuffle: Five Members, Four Seats“) all five of Iowa’s current members of the House plan on running–even though there will only be four seats two years from now.

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