California loses Congressional seat for first time

By Ben Christopher |

Earlier this week, the U.S. Census Bureau released population estimates for the 2020 U.S. Census. With a population growth "from 37.3 million to 39.5 million residents," California is expected to lose 1 congressional seat for the first time in state history. According to Hans Johnson, a demographer at the Public Policy Institute of California that spoke at How Will The Next Census Data Release Affect California Representation "It's a fixed pie, and California did not grow as fast as the rest of the nation." Read more below and learn how California is preparing for redistricting.