States could lose seats in Congress

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The US Census Bureau annually estimates the population size from the most recent census, adding fertility and migration figures and subtracting deaths. These estimates are not linked to the ten-year census.

In December, the Bureau published new estimates for the period from July 2019 to July 2020. They note that over this period of time, the population of New York has decreased by more than 126,000 inhabitants. If this is confirmed by the results of the general population census of 2020, then the state of New York will lose two seats in the US House of Representatives, the number of which is determined on the basis of population. California will also lose one seat for the first time in its history, along with Rhode Island, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Ohio, Michigan, Illinois and Minnesota. Conversely, Texas will get three more seats and Florida two. Other states that may receive additional seats in the House of Representatives due to population growth are North Carolina, Colorado, Montana, Arizona, and Oregon. The Bureau estimates that the U.S. population was 329.5 million as of July 1, 2020, and its growth (0.35%) is the lowest since 1900.

Published in the newspaper “Moskovsky Komsomolets” No. 0 dated November 30 -0001

Newspaper headline:
Losing people and places

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