California Will Lose House Seat For First Time In State’s History After Census


California is set to lose one congressional seat as a result of slow population growth for the first time in the state’s 170-year history. 

Experts have attributed the loss, in part, to migration out of the state and a drop in the state’s fertility rate. 

Despite losing a House seat, California remains the most populous state. The state’s population has grown by 2.3 million since the 2010 census, according to the Census Bureau.

The Golden State joins New York, Illinois, Pennsylvania, Ohio, West Virginia and Michigan in each losing a House seat, according to the Census Bureau. Meanwhile, Texas will gain two seats, while Florida, Montana, Colorado, North Carolina and Oregon each gain one seat.

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