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Number of U.S. states with a smaller population than an ideal Texas Senate district after redistricting.

The ideal population is the number of people in a district if all districts had equal population. For the upcoming redistricting process, that ideal population for each of the state’s 31 Senate districts is just over 940K, a 16% increase from the 2010 Census. At that figure, each Texas state senator will represent more people than the U.S. Senators of Alaska, North Dakota, South Dakota, Vermont or Wyoming and almost as many as Delaware, Montana or Rhode Island.

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