It is ironic that this author wrote about the 2020 Census yesterday, not aware that precise information would be given out today, Monday.
And there are a few surprises.
The total population of the US is over 331 million people, up from about 309 million in 2010.
Texas will gain only two seats, not three, and Florida will gain one seat, not two.
Colorado, North Carolina, Oregon and Montana will gain one seat each.
Arizona, thought to be likely to gain a seat, will not do so.
New York loses one seat, but only because of a shortage of population by the small total of 89 people!
Ohio, Michigan, Pennsylvania, Illinois, California, and West Virginia will lose one seat for each state, with California losing representation for the first time ever!
Minnesota and Rhode Island, expected to lose one seat each, avoided such a loss.
So now, with Montana gaining a seat, there will only be 6 states with one statewide House member—Alaska, Delaware, Vermont, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wyoming.
This is the second slowest population growth in US history, after the 1930s.
And the trend of the South and West gaining at the expense of the Northeast and Midwest continues as it has for many decades.