Did the 2020 Census Undercount the Hispanic Population? Officials from both parties say the census numbers released this week raise questions about the totals, with Democrats contending that the Hispanic population was undercounted. Fear, lack of funding hurt census in Sunbelt, advocates sayAccording to the new census, the booming Sunbelt isn’t booming quite like the experts thought. Population counts released Monday came as a shock to many demographers and politicians who expected to see growth that could add numerous congressional seats Fear, lack of funding hurt census in Sun Belt, advocates sayEarly projections for the 2020 census didn’t line up with the actual population count for the booming Sun Belt Census data leaves Latinos wondering: Were we counted?After warnings about a potential undercount of the Latino population, three key Sun Belt states made smaller than expected gains in House seats. US marks slowest population growth since the DepressionThe first numbers from the 2020 census are out and they show that America’s population growth has declined to its slowest rate since the Great Depression — a total now of just under 331.5 million 5 visuals explain the shifting House seats and how the changes could affect the 2022 midterm electionsStates that gained seats were mostly Republican-leaning. States that lost seats were mostly Democratic, but consisted of more close battleground states. The first US census of the century, in numbersSix states will hold elections for members of Congress in brand new districts. Seven other states will lose them Census (Barely) Leads to a Congressional Loss for New YorkEven so, the state's congressional delegation remains powerful, and redistricting could help preserve a Democratic majority in the U.S. House.