With the 2020 U.S. Census completed, the population data will be used to guide legislators as we set about a very important task— redrawing the boundaries for legislative and congressional districts. By law, every district must include as close to the same number of people as possible.
In 2010, Oklahoma’s population was just over 3.7 million. The projection for 2020 is that we’ll have a population of about 4 million. But while some communities may have grown a lot, others may have grown at a slower rate, and other areas may have seen populations decline. Because of that, we are tasked every 10 years with using the most recent census information to redraw those boundaries to keep the population within districts as even as possible.
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