California to hold at 53 House seats

For the first time since 1920, California's congressional delegation will not grow in the shuffle of seats that occurs after each 10-year census. Our state's population rose by 3.4 million, to 37,253,956, but our ten percent growth rate was about the same as in the U.S. population as a whole. Texas will add four seats, plus the electoral votes that go with them, and Florida two seats. New York and Ohio each lost two House seats. "The trend is for a growth in seats for western and southern states,” said Census Bureau director Robert Groves.

The U.S. population is now 308,745,538.

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