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First 2020 Census Population Counts Released

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On Monday, the U.S. Census Bureau released the first population counts from the 2020 Census. There are 435 seats, in the U.S. House of Representatives and the process of distributing the seats among the 50 states is called apportionment, and Article I, Section 2 of the U.S. Constitution mandates distributing the seats in the House each decade based on the state population counts from the census.

The newly released counts from the 2020 Census show that the resident population of the United States, including the 50 states and the District of Columbia, reveal 7.4% population increase since the 2010 Census.

Apportionment calculations based on the 2020 Census show that Texas, Colorado, Florida, Montana, North Carolina, and Oregon will gain seats, while California, Illinois, Michigan, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia will lose seats….Read more.