MA will not lose any seats in the U.S. House of Representatives, with the U.S. Census Bureau reporting a state population of 7,029,917 on Wednesday.
The Beehive State's population count from the 2020 Census is now 3,275,252.
NY managed to avoid taking a bigger hit after the census count showed the state's overall population grew by about 4.2% from 19.37 million in 2010 to 20.2 million previous year.
As of April 1, the USA population was 331,449,281, also a 7.4% increase since the last census, officials said.
Nationally, the long-awaited announcement from the U.S. Census Bureau slightly reset the balance of power for the next decade in the House of Representatives and the Electoral College, where each state's share of votes is tied to its census numbers. Utah gained a 4th seat in 2010 after narrowly missing out in 2000. The Census Bureau in the coming months will release more detailed information for the state's redistricting commission to use in redrawing 12 districts of approximately equal population. States are expected to receive redistricting data by August 16, and the full redistricting data will be delivered by September 30.
"I don't think it would be hard to create a gerrymander that would make that district a lot safer for Republicans", said Michael Li, senior counsel of the Democracy Program at the Brennan Center for Justice. said.
Unlike a decade ago, when the state was awarded an additional House seat, there will be no need to drastically redraw political boundaries to squeeze in a new district.
The bureau and state officials note that demographic and municipal-level data won't be available until the summer.
"In #slc we're working to harness this incredible growth for good by transforming our capital city into a place that values equity and access for every single Salt Laker". That number was enough to keep its seven seats for another 10 years. "When it leaves MI and goes to Texas, it is a reflection of the loss of political power in MI and gain of political power that goes to Texas".
Texas will receive two more congressional seats next year, and five states - Florida, North Carolina, Colorado, Montana and OR - will gain one congressional seat each, the census bureau said.
"But we better get serious about arresting the population decline in our small cities and Black Belt or we could lose two seats in 2030".
Seven states will lose seats, including California -1 (now has 53 seats) IL -1 (now has 18 seats) MI -1 (now has 14 seats) NY -1 (now has 27 seats) OH -1 (now has 16 seats) Pennsylvania -1 (now has 18 seats) West Virginia -1 (now has 3 seats).
Alaska is reported to have 733,391 people.
The states with the most representatives are California (52), Texas, (38), Florida (28) and NY (26), which account for roughly one-third of total seats in the House.
The results - which show that political power in the country is shifting from states in the Midwest and Northeast to those in the South and West - will have wide-ranging impacts on numerous aspects of American life, ranging from each state's representation in Congress to the amount of money each state will get from the federal government.
Dennis noted that Georgia does not have an independent redistricting commission, creating the possibility that district maps will be drawn by the same politicians likely running for reelection.