First census data on House seats being released on Monday

April 26, 2021

UNDATED (AP)–The Census Bureau says it will be releasing the numbers used for determining how many congressional seats each state gets today (Monday).

The release of the apportionment numbers comes almost four months later than planned because of delays caused by the pandemic and anomalies discovered in the data as the numbers were being crunched.

The numbers are state population counts that show how many residents each state has gained or lost over the past decade.

The 435 seats in the House of Representatives are divided among the states based on population.

As growing states get more seats, that means fewer seats for states that lost population.