Texas faces at least two challenges when the next U.S. census is taken two years from now.
First, it's been traditionally hard to find and count low-income residents in Houston and other major cities.
Now, the Trump administration is adding a new question -- to find out everyone's citizenship status.
Officials and advocates are saying it'll be even harder to get a complete count, reports Alexa Ura of the Texas Tribune.
The 2020 census matters for Texans -- for two key reasons: money and representation.
The census determines how billions of dollars on federal money is spent – and it allocates the number of seats each state gets in Congress.
Texas is projected to gain three seats in Congress because of its growth -- but it will add that new Capitol Hill clout only if all of its people are counted.
Ura says officials and advocates have concerns about getting a full count.
She tells Newsradio 740 KTRH that local officials, demographers and advocates say it will be particularly tough to count because the addition of the citizenship question.