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2010 CENSUS RESULTS ANNOUNCED

Texas population grew by 20.6%, with the 28th district ranked sixth in overall growth in Texas congressional districts.

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Washington, February 17, 2011 | Lesley Lopez ((202) 225-1640) | comments
Texas population grew by 20.6%, with the 28th district ranked sixth in overall growth in Texas congressional districts.
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Today, Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX 28) announced the following results of the 2010 Census affecting the 28th district.

Since 2000, the Texas population has grown by 20.6%. 89% of that growth was from non-Anglos.  The Hispanic population grew at a rate of 41.8% Overall, the 28th district ranked sixth in overall growth in Texas congressional districts.

A census is a periodic official count of the population. The Census Bureau conducts the census at 10-year intervals. At the conclusion of each census, the bureau uses the results for calculating the number of House memberships each state is entitled to have. While there are numerous other uses for census data, a second major use is for geographically defining state legislative districts

TX 28 Redistricting Data

County

Population at April 2000

2010

Difference

% Increase

Atascosa

       38,623

       44,911

        6,288

16.3%

Bexar

  1,392,935

  1,714,733

    321,798

23.1%

Frio

       16,252

       17,217

            965

5.9%

Guadalupe

       89,034

     131,533

      42,499

47.7%

Hidalgo

     569,471

     774,769

    205,298

36.1%

Jim Hogg

         5,281

         5,300

              19

0.4%

La Salle

         5,866

         6,886

        1,020

17.4%

McMullen

            851

            707

          (144)

-16.9%

Starr

       53,597

       60,968

        7,371

13.8%

Webb

     193,117

     250,304

      57,187

29.6%

Wilson

       32,408

       42,918

      10,510

32.4%

Zapata

       12,182

       14,018

        1,836

15.1%

Congressman Henry Cuellar is a member of the U.S. House Homeland Security and Agriculture Committees. Job creation, accessibility to constituents, education, economic development, and national security are his priorities. Congressman Cuellar is also a Vice Chairman of the Steering and Policy Committee, Senior Whip, and member of the Blue Dog Coalition.

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