The census affects your representation in Congress. Every ten years, the state population counts provided by the census are used to update the number of seats each state has in the U.S. House of Representatives. This is known as Congressional reapportionment.
- With a complete count, Texas is projected to gain 3 seats
Achieving an accurate population count in Texas is crucial to ensuring that the needs of all Texans-- including residents of San Antonio and Bexar County—are represented in Congress.