Accurate census count vital to rural counties before state redraws district lines

A surge in population occurring along the I-35 corridor and a decline in population in rural Texas could shift congressional seats to more populated areas

CUERO, Texas – State Representative Morrison encourages residents of South Texas to make sure they are counted in the 2020 United States Census.

Morrison says because Texas is the fastest growing state, its likely the we’ll gain three new congressional seats. However, a surge in population occurring along the I-35 corridor and a decline in population in rural Texas could shift congressional seats to more populated areas.

“And so it’s really important that we have a good count so that we’re represented, and rural Texas needs to be represented and so I just want to encourage everyone to answer the questions and make sure that you’re counted because that draws down the funds and decides who you’re representation is going to be,” Morrison said.

Morrison says the current estimated population for Texans is just right under 30 million people. Counties experiencing the most growth in the state include: Harris, Fort Bend, Montgomery, Denton, Williamson, Travis  and Bexar.

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