Redistricting Census Information
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.
Impacts of the 2020 Census on Redistricting
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.
Locally, the official 2020 Census count tabulated Boerne’s population to be 19,066 people within the city limits.
The City of Boerne is working with an outside law firm that specializes in redistricting. In coordination with City Council and City staff, they will help us 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
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. As shown below, the City of Boerne has seen constant growth for many decades.
Census Bureau links
- U.S. Bureau of the Census (main)
- Explore Census Data
- American Community Survey
- Economic Census
- Educational Resources – Statistics in Schools
- Genealogy information (note: for privacy reasons, Census information about individuals is not available to the public for 72 years; the most recent Census currently available is from 1930)
- Census History