Apportionment Population Counts and What to Expect on Release Day

Here at the U.S. Census Bureau, we’re excited to be nearing the important milestone of delivering the first results from the 2020 Census — the apportionment population counts that determine each state’s representation in the U.S. House of Representatives.

There are 435 memberships, or seats, in the U.S. House of Representatives. The process of distributing the seats among the 50 states is called apportionment, and Article I, Section 2 of the U.S. Constitution mandates distributing the seats in the House each decade based on the state population counts from the census.

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