Census changes House representation for 13 states

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April 27, 2021

As a result of the latest U.S. Census, six states will gain and seven states will lose seats in the House of Representatives.

The House has 435 seats, all of which are apportioned among the 50 states based on population. The higher a state's population, the higher the percentage of seats in the House that state gets.

Texas will gain two seats. Gaining one seat will be Colorado, Florida, Montana, North Carolina, and Oregon. Losing one seat will be California, Illinois, Michigan, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia. (California lost a seat for the first time since it became a state, in 1850.)

The initial results were for state-level apportionment only. Census officials said that they would release full data in September.

Beginning with the 2022 midterm elections, the number of seats that each state has in the House is below.

State Seats Change
Alabama 7  
Alaska 1  
Arizona 9  
Arkansas 4  
California 52 –1
Colorado 8 +1
Connecticut 5  
Delaware 1  
Florida 28 +1
Georgia 14  
Hawaii 2  
Idaho 2  
Illinois 17 –1
Indiana 9  
Iowa 4  
Kansas 5  
Kentucky 6  
Louisiana 6  
Maine 2  
Maryland 8  
Massachusetts 9  
Michigan 13 –1
Minnesota 8  
Mississippi 4  
Missouri 8  
Montana 2 +1
Nebraska 3  
Nevada 4  
New Hampshire 2  
New Jersey 12  
New Mexico 3  
New York 26 –1
North Carolina 14 +1
North Dakota 1  
Ohio 15 –1
Oklahoma 5  
Oregon 6 +1
Pennsylvania 17 –1
Rhode Island 2  
South Carolina 7  
South Dakota 1  
Tennessee 9  
Texas 38 +2
Utah 4  
Vermont 1  
Virginia 11  
Washington 10  
West Virginia 2 –1
Wisconsin 8  
Wyoming 1  

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