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2020 Census Results

Census results are used to determine how many seats each state will have in the U.S. House of Representatives.

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Over the next several months, the U.S. Census Bureau will continue releasing results from the 2020 Census.

On April 26, 2021, the Census Bureau delivered 2020 Census state population counts that will be used for apportionment.

What Is Apportionment?

Apportionment is the process of calculating how many seats each state gets in the U.S. House of Representatives. Every 10 years, the 435 seats are divided among the 50 states based on their population totals. Every state is entitled to at least one representative.

As described in Article I, Section 2, of the U.S. Constitution, the state population totals used in apportionment come from each decennial census. Apportionment counts include the number of people who live in each state, plus a count of military and federal civilian employees living overseas, and their dependents living with them, who could be allocated to a home state.

Learn more about the apportionment process.

What Happens Next?

By September 30, 2021, the Census Bureau will send redistricting counts to all 50 states. These counts will be used to redraw legislative districts based on population changes.

Materials and Downloads

Use these resources to learn more about apportionment and spread the word.
 

2020 Census Apportionment Data

On April 30, 2021, the Census Bureau delivered these 2020 Census state population counts that will be used for apportionment.


2020 Census Apportionment Counts Press Kit

Additional resources and information about apportionment.


Historical Apportionment Data Map

This interactive tool enables users to view more than 10 decades of apportionment and population data.


Blog: How Apportionment is Calculated?

This blog discusses how the Census Bureau calculates the apportionment of seats in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Blog: Apportionment Population Counts

This blog discusses the apportionment process for the 2020 Census.


Apportionment 101 Fact Sheet 

This fact sheet outlines what you need to know about apportionment and why it is important. 

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