Redistricting Census Information

updated city council distrcit map jan 2022

Overview

Work is now underway to apply the 2020 Census data across the state and at the local level, where applicable. This information will be used for the next decade and helps ensure that funding is equitably distributed for numerous programs such as Medicaid, highway planning and construction, special education grants to states, the National School Lunch Program, and Head Start.

These critical programs help determine where $675 billion in federal funding goes every year. An accurate number will allow Boerne to qualify for the maximum amount of these federal dollars as we continue to grow.

Redistricting and the 2020 Census

The City of Boerne's population was 17,850 on April 1, 2020, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. This count will be used for redistricting purposes, as required by law.

At the state level, the formal redistricting process under the Texas Constitution may remain the same, but every decade sees a different, often unpredictable path for state redistricting plans. Redistricting can vary depending on legislative, gubernatorial, Legislative Redistricting Board, and judicial action.

The City of Boerne is working with the law firm Allison, Bass & Magee, LLP, which specializes in redistricting. In coordination with City Council and City staff, the firm will help the City redraw the five council districts taking into account federal, state, and local laws in addition to best practices. The goal is for each district to encompass approximately the same amount of people with equal voter representation.

Since the boundaries were last redrawn in 2010, there has been a significant amount of growth across Boerne but especially in District 2 and District 5.

Numerous factors are also taken into account including, but not limited to:

  • The effect of population shifts
  • Keeping neighborhoods in a single district and voting precinct
  • Migration influxes, or diminishment in certain areas or neighborhoods that could lead to changes to the City’s single-member districts
  • Racial and ethnic demographics
  • Competing community interests as they relate to the configuration of councilmember district boundaries

Public Hearings

Dec. 2, 2021 - City Council Meeting

City Council gathered for a special meeting Dec. 2, 2021, to hear recommendations on next steps from Allison, Bass & Magee, LLP. One key takeaway from this meeting was that council does not intend for I-10 to be a boundary for districts, meaning districts can span both sides of the interstate. Click here to watch the Dec. 2 meeting.

Dec. 14, 2021 - City Council Meeting

City Council met Dec. 14, 2021, at 6 p.m. to consider two proposed redistricting maps and hear comments from the public. Click here to watch the Dec. 14, meeting.

Jan. 6, 2022 - City Council Meeting

City Council met Jan. 6, 2022, for a special called meeting to consider a third proposed redistricting map and hear comments from the public. At the meeting, City Council voted to approve new district boundaries. Click here to watch the Jan. 6 meeting.

Population Estimates and Projections

The Planning and Development Services Department is responsible for the City’s population estimates based on housing units, occupancy, and household size using the most recent Decennial Census as a baseline.

Census Bureau links