New census data shows Texas and Florida gaining House seats, New York and California losing them

by Peter Heck · Apr 27th, 2021 8:20 am

Last Updated Apr 27th, 2021 at 7:35 pm

Results from the U.S. Census Bureau, which will have a profound impact on congressional representation and electoral college votes, were announced Monday.

The results are being released nearly four months after the standard timeframe, a delay caused by the limited workers due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Some of the reddest states on the map – places like Texas, Florida, North Carolina, and even Montana — all gained seats due to their population growth. Meanwhile, Democrat strongholds in the Rust Belt, as well as both California and New York, are losing seats.

The 2020 census and reapportionment marks the first time in history that the state of California has seen its allotment of representatives decrease.

This year's census also shows the lowest population growth in the history of the United States.


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