Census Estimates Show California Losing House Seats

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On Monday, the Census Bureau released estimates that showed the slowest population growth rates in a century in California.

“While natural increase is the biggest contributor to the U.S. population increase, it has been slowing over the last five years.” Sandra Johnson, Census Bureau demographer, said in the release.

California lost an estimated 200,000 people to domestic migration over the past year and, for the first time in its history, is expected to lose a Congressional seat.

The Census also estimates that over 180,000 were lost in New York to domestic migration, and, therefore, New York is also expected to lose a Congressional seat.

In contrast, Texas, which gained four Congressional seats in 2010 and was won by Trump in 2016, is expected to add another two seats. Florida and Arizona, which were also both won by Trump in 2016, are also expected to add Congressional seats.