State of Florida Gains One Congressional Seat as Population Grows After New U.S. Census Bureau Data
By Space Coast Daily // April 26, 2021
Texas gains two congressional seats
(FOX NEWS) – The U.S. Census Bureau on Monday announced that six states, mostly in the South and Mountain regions, would gain seats in the U.S. House of Representatives based on updated population data results, while seven states were set to lose one seat apiece.
Texas will gain two seats, the most out of any U.S. state. Colorado, Florida, Montana, North Carolina and Oregon each gained one seat.
Texas and Florida both fell short of expectations, and demographers explained that the 2020 census counts were slightly lower than population estimates.
On the other hand, seven states, including California, Illinois, Michigan, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania and West Virginia, were set to lose one seat in the chamber each.
If 89 additional people had been counted in the state of New York, experts said it would not have lost a seat in the chamber.
Both New York and California experienced negative net domestic migration, with more people moving out of the states than moving in over the past 10 years.
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