The U.S. Census Bureau sent to the state Legislature today the map you see above, along with details about the latest population count intended to assist with redistricting -- including numbers related to racial make-up and voting age.
Per the latest tally, since the 2000 Census was taken the city of Dallas has grown by .8 percent -- a far cry from the 20 percent growth experienced by Austin, San Antonio's 16-percent uptick, and the 7.5 percent jump seen in Houston. Dallas's population now numbers 1,197,816 -- making us the third most-populous incorporated place in the state, behind Houston (at 2,099,451) and San Antonio (1,327,407). Also, notes the Census Bureau:
The largest county is Harris, with a population of 4,092,459. Its population grew by 20.3 percent since 2000. The other counties in the top five include Dallas, with a population of 2,368,139 (increase of 6.7 percent); Tarrant, 1,809,034 (increase of 25.1 percent); Bexar, 1,714,773 (increase of 23.1 percent); and Travis, 1,024,266 (increase of 26.1 percent).
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