Winners And Losers In Census 2010 Apportionment

As takes place every 10 years, the Census Bureau this year measured the population of the United States. The results of that measurement were released today.

This data doesn’t affect who serves in the U.S. Senate, because every state gets two U.S. Senator, regardless of population size. It’s going to have a strong impact on the membership of the U.S. House of Representatives, however, because House seats are apportioned according to population. States that have gained population over the last ten years will gain House seats. States that have lost population, or failed to gain population at the same pace as the nation’s population as a whole, will lose House seats.

Big winners:

Texas – gains 4 seats
Florida – gains 2 seats

Other winners:

Arizona – gains 1 seat
Georgia – gains 1 seat
Nevada – gains 1 seat
South Carolina – gains 1 seat
Utah – gains 1 seat
West Virginia – gains 1 seat

Big losers:

New York – loses 2 seats
Ohio – loses 2 seats

Other losers:

Illinois – loses 1 seat
Kansas – loses 1 seat
Louisiana – loses 1 seat
Massachusetts – loses 1 seat
Michigan – loses 1 seat
Missouri – loses 1 seat
New Jersey – loses 1 seat
Pennsylvania – loses 1 seat

To find out more about the 2010 Census results released today, and their impact congressional politics, visit the Census Bureau online center for information on the subject.

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