How the 2020 census is impacting Capitol Hill

WASHINGTON, D.C. (NBC) – The Census Bureau released total population figures and the apportionment of seats to the U.S. House of Representatives.

According to the bureau’s count, the population stands at just over 331,449,000, representing a 7.4% growth rate over the last census. That’s the slowest growth since the 1930s.

The South and West grew the fastest, with Utah seeing the biggest increase. The number of residents there up more than 18%.

Seven Congressional seats will shift with Texas gaining two seats while Colorado, Florida, Montana, North Carolina, and Oregon gain one seat.

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