Census Announces List of States’ Congressional Seat Gains/Losses

The Census Bureau just completed its one duty specifically described in the Constitution — to count the number of people living in the United States and apportion them to determine how many Congressional seats go to each state.

Here’s the breakdown of the 18 states which gained or lost seats.


Arizona +1

Florida +2

Georgia +1

Nevada +1

South Carolina +1

Texas +4

Utah +1

Washington +1


Illinois -1

Iowa -1

Louisiana: -1

Massachusetts -1

Michigan -1

Missouri -1

New Jersey -1

New York -2

Ohio -2

Pennsylvania -1

Now it’s up to state legislatures to carve up their maps into Congressional districts.