California lost a seat for the first time.
In the case of NY, it was a razor-thin shortcoming in the nationwide population count that caused the state to just barely miss out on maintaining its representation.
The state held onto its eight seats by the narrowest of margins, Census Acting Director Ron Jarmin said in an online presentation.
NY lost five House seats after the 1980 Census, it biggest decline in the past 40 years.
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Republicans now hold eight of the state's 13 U.S. House seats. So will Florida, one of several states in the Sun Belt to gain. Initial estimates released last December suggested the state would fall some 25,000 people short of keeping the eighth seat, which left most of the state's political class all but certain it would happen.
The constitutional basis for conducting a census of the population every 10 years is to reapportion the U.S. House of Representatives and ensure that the 435 seats in the House are distributed fairly between the states.
The loss of seats was part of a historic trend. The once-in-a-decade process of counting every American was hampered by the coronavirus pandemic and by former President Donald Trump's attempted interference past year, including a failed push to include a citizenship question on the census form.
The bureau released its population data Monday afternoon. The nation's second most populous state will now have 38 congressional representatives, behind only California. The Northeastern states grew at a rate of 4.1%, faster than the last census a decade ago, but other regions, particularly the South and West, saw higher overall rates of growth. The issue is is whether or not that will continue or to the degree that it continues'.More news: India virus patients suffocate amid oxygen shortage in surge
Rep. Betty McCollum, a Democrat and the senior member of Minnesota's delegation, said in a statement that the news "is a tribute to everyone who worked so hard to get a complete, comprehensive count of Minnesota's population". Republicans now hold a 27-23 advantage in governorships. Now the state House and Senate - still in Republican control - will redraw the map again. House Democrats have passed legislation to admit the district as the 51st state, but Republicans oppose the measure. "If I'm an incumbent, I'm thinking the Legislature is going to probably do a "least changes" plan", he said. 'You have to look at whose hands are on the mouse, ' he said - referencing high-tech software lawmakers can use to maximize their chances.
Heavily Republican Montana could go back to having two seats instead of one at-large seat.
North Carolina will gain another seat in Congress for the next 10 years, the U.S. Census Bureau announced Monday, the result of a steadily growing population as people arrive for jobs and retirement.
The redistricting committee is made up of two members appointed by the state Democratic Party and two by the Republicans.More news: Australian city of Perth to enter snap 3-day lockdown
The General Assembly redrew the congressional map in late 2019 because state judges declared that it likely included unlawful partisan gerrymanders favoring the GOP.
The states with the most representatives are California (52), Texas, (38), Florida (28) and NY (26), which account for roughly one-third of total seats in the House.More news: Premier Ford promising paid sick leave