January 02, 2020
Texas' growing relocation population can impact voting in 2020
People are not just flocking to Texas for the warmer weather or a plate of juicy brisket. In 2018, the Austin American-Statesman shared “people are moving to the state” for the appeals of economic growth in the culturally diverse” area, in addition to affordable housing, and well-paying jobs within energy, health and technology Texas has long been known for. Although migration may not be politically-driven, here’s a glance at how a growing relocation population can affect voting in 2020.
State Demographer Dr. Lloyd Potter estimated that between 2010 and 2017, there were 1,019,434 new residents to the state.