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California to lose a House seat based on 2020 Census numbers

According to numbers just released by the United States Census Bureau, California will have one fewer seat in the House of Representatives after the 2022 Congressional election. Altogether, seven states will lose a seat. Six states will gain a seat, with Texas gaining two seats. Thirty-seven states will see no change in the number of their representatives.

California is one of seven states losing seats based on the 2020 Census. Graphic courtesy of the US Census Bureau.
California is one of seven states losing seats based on the 2020 Census. Graphic courtesy of the US Census Bureau.

Apportionment numbers are not applied to the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. They do not have Congressional representation.

Information for redistricting will be made available by August 2021, with information delivered to all states at once.

The average number of residents per House representative will rise from 710,767 based on the 2010 Census to 761,169 based on the 2020 Census.