Oregon Set to Gain One More Congressional Seat
WASHINGTON D.C. - The U.S Census Bureau reports the current population of the United States as just under 331,500,000 people. Because of that, there will be a shift in the allocations of Congressional seats.
Oregon will be gaining a 6th seat, while Washington remains at 10 seats. Texas was the only state to gain two seats, while California lost one seat for the first time in state history.
The U.S. House of Representatives has 435 seats, based on population. Every decade, as population shifts, the allotment of seats for each state may change based on updated data collected by the Census Bureau. States that grow may gain House members, at the expense of shrinking states.