The census count has far-reaching implications for the country on many levels, including potentially tipping the balance of power between political parties. It decides how many congressional seats and Electoral College votes each state gets. Right now, states in the south and west are growing the fastest, fastest, which seems to give Republicans the upper hand. Texas will gain two congressional seats. Others, including Florida and North Carolina, picked up one. Some Democratic strongholds will lose the seat, seven states total, notably California and New York.
This could eventually impact who holds the House of Representatives, where Democrats, of course, right now have a slim majority.
One interesting note here, If New York had tallied just eighty-nine more people in its population, it would not have lost a seat in this latest count.