Has A Third Of Texas Lost A Quarter Of Its Population Over The Last Five Years?

Our weekly check-in with the Texas Truth-O-Meter.

By Alexandra HartJanuary 15, 2020 12:30 pm,

In a recent tweet, Democratic state Rep. Gene Wu of Houston said, “About a third of Texas has seen a 20-25% population loss in the last 5 years.”

Wu shared the tweet in response to an NPR story about slowing population growth due to falling birthrates and more in the United States.

Is that a fact?

Madlin Mekelburg has the answer. She’s with PolitiFact Texas, based at the Austin American-Statesman.

Hear how Wu’s claim scored in the player above.


Written by Caroline Covington.