Census statistics

The U.S. Census Bureau announced Monday that it would release the long-awaited statistics which will help determine how Hunt and Rockwall counties, the city of Royse City and other governmental agencies set the lines for redistricting.

The U.S. Census Bureau announced Monday that it would release the long-awaited statistics which will help determine how Hunt and Rockwall counties, the city of Royse City and other governmental agencies set the lines for redistricting.

The numbers will be needed to allow for the redrawing of everything from legislative districts, to county commissioner and city council precincts based on population changes.

The redistricting will be required to be completed before the end of the year, to provide for candidates to file for the 2022 elections.

A special session of the Texas Legislature is expected to be called to handle the task.

The U.S. Census Bureau indicated it would, by August 16, release in-depth demographic statistics from the 2020 Census that will be used to redraw legislative voting districts.

The August data release will provide the first look at the demographic characteristics of the nation by state, county and city, including race and ethnicity, voting-age population, occupied and vacant housing units, as well as people living in group quarters like nursing homes, prisons, military barracks and college dorms.

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