The U.S. House of Representatives has 435 seats across all 50 states. The number of seats each state has is determined by the Census, which occurs every 10 years and the results of which have just been released by the U.S. Census Bureau. Every state is entitled to at least one congressional seat, so seats 51-435 are determined by the Census. The U.S. Census Bureau released the apportionment results on April 26. While most states experienced no change, 13 states are either losing or gaining seats in the House of Representatives, which also impacts their state’s total number of votes in the electoral college.
Those included in the apportionment counts are the state’s total resident population and the number of overseas federal employees and their dependents living with them who have that state listed as their home state with their employer. The total apportionment population, based on the Census apportionment results, is 331,108,434.
California’s apportionment results are in and the state is poised to lose one seat in the House, bringing the state’s total to 52 seats, based on a population of 39,576,757.
Colorado is picking up one seat in the House and will now have 8 total seats, based on a population of 5,782,171.
The Sunshine State’s population is 21,570,527, which has resulted in the state gaining one seat in the House. Florida will now have 28 seats.
The apportionment results saw Illinois losing a House seat, bringing the state’s total down to 17 seats, based on a population of 12,822,739.
Michigan is losing a House seat and will now have 13 seats. The state’s population from the apportionment results is 10,084,442.
Montana previously had one seat in the House but will now have two based on a population of 1,085,407.
New York: -1
With the state’s population decreasing to 20,215,751, New York will lose a seat in the House, bringing its total to 26.
North Carolina: +1
North Carolina’s population rose to 10,453,948, resulting in the state gaining one House seat. North Carolina will now have 14 House seats.
The apportionment results show Ohio losing a seat, bringing the state’s total to 15 seats. The state’s population is 11,808,848.
With a population of 4,241,500, Oregon will increase from 5 to 6 House seats.
Like neighboring states New York and Ohio, Pennsylvania (and West Virginia below) will also lose a House seat. The Keystone State will have 17 seats, down from 18, based on a population of 13,011,844.
Texas is the only state, based on the apportionment results, that will gain more than one House seat. Texas’ population increased to 29,183,290, resulting in an increase in two seats. Texas will now have 38 House seats.
West Virginia: -1
West Virginia is losing a seat in the House, bringing its total down to 2, based on a population of 1,795,045.
Next up, redistricting!