Ohio Loses One Of 16 Congressional Seats In New Census Count< < Back to
COLUMBUS, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) — Ohio will lose a seat in the US House of Representatives starting with next year’s election, bringing its total to 15 – its smallest Congressional delegation since 1833. And it’s unclear who among the 12 Republicans and four Democrats stands to lose their district when the lines are redrawn for next year’s election.
331,449,281 people were living in the United States of America on April 1, 2020, according to the US Census Bureau. That’s a 7.4% increase over the 2010 Census. It’s lower than the 2000-2010 census, and the 2nd-slowest growth in US history.
Each district will represent 761,169 people.
But the bad news for Ohio that was expected for years was confirmed by Ron Jarmin, Acting Director of the US Census Bureau.
“Seven states will each lose one seat in the House: California, Illinois, Michigan, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania and West Virginia,” Jarmin said in a live press conference on the Census Bureau’s website.
Ohio’s population grew by 2.3%, making it the seventh most populous state. But that growth wasn’t enough to keep up with faster growing states in the south and west.