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Census 2020

by Cecily Tubbs on 2021-04-28T08:53:00-05:00 | Comments Census Bureau released its initial results for the 2020 census. It shows that the United States population as of April 2020 is 331,449,281 up by 22,703,743 or 7.4% from 308,745,538 in 2010.

Oklahoma's population count is 3,959,353 residents. This is an increase of 208,002 people, or 5.5%, from the 2010 Census. It will remain the 28th largest state. 

Other statistics include:

  • The most populous state was California (39,538,223); the least populous was Wyoming (576,851).
  • The state that gained the most numerically since the 2010 Census was Texas (up 3,999,944 to 29,145,505).
  • The fastest-growing state since the 2010 Census was Utah (up 18.4% to 3,271,616).
  • Puerto Rico's resident population was 3,285,874, down 11.8% from 3,725,789 in the 2010 Census.

The numbers released also included the apportionment of the 435 seats of the House of Representatives for the next 10 years that is required by the Constitution. Oklahoma will still have 5 seats in the House, which it has had since the 2000 Census. Changes to the House will go into effect with the 2022 election. 

  • Texas will gain two seats in the House.
  • Colorado, Florida, Montana, North Carolina, and Oregon will gain one seat each.
  • California, Illinois, Michigan, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia will lose one seat each.
  • The remaining states’ number of seats will not change based on the 2020 Census. 


More Information:

About Congressional Apportionment

CRS Report: Apportionment and Redistricting Following the 2020 Census


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