California to lose a congressional seat as Census counts unveiled today

By Emily Deruy |

On Monday, the U.S. Census Bureau released population counts for the 2020 Census. For the first time in state history, California will lose a congressional seat. By losing a congressional seat, the state will have one less representative for California and will also be impacted in the distribution of funds. "California is one of several states losing a single seat — going from 53 seats to 52. New York, Illinois, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Michigan and West Virginia each lost a seat. Texas will gain two seats, while North Carolina, Florida, Oregon, Montana and Colorado will also each pick up a seat" (Deruy).