My how we’ve grown…

The Census Bureau released is population estimates for Texas today. They reported that the state has grown to 25,245,561 residents.  That’s up almost 21% from 2000.

You can look at the state’s growth county-by-county through the Census Bureau’s neat interactive map. For example, you can see that Harris County has grown to 4,092,459 residents while Loving County has 82. You can also see that the state’s Hispanic population has grown by almost 42%.

Texas Population Growth by county

These numbers will go into computers all over the state as we begin the process of redistricting. Texas will gain four seats in the U.S. House of Representatives and everyone is going to be watching to see who controls those seats.

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