Every 10 years, the federal government conducts a population count of everyone in the United States. The census provides critical data that lawmakers, business owners, teachers, and many others use to provide daily services, products, and support for you and your community.
Every year, billions of dollars in federal funding go to hospitals, fire departments, schools, roads, and other resources based on census data. The results of the census also determine the number of seats each state will have in the U.S. House of Representatives, and they are used to draw congressional and state legislative districts.
At-a-Glance: 2020 Census Regional Impacts
The Houston-Galveston Area Council has studied preliminary data of the 2020 U.S. Census and the regional impacts to the 13-county region. This report summarizes our key findings from the 2020 Census data.