California Won’t Gain Congressional Seats After Latest Census

SACRAMENTO (AP) – California is not gaining any seats in the House of Representatives for the first time in nine decades.

The Census Bureau on Tuesday released state population totals used to reallocate 435 congressional seats. It showed California will hold on to its 53 seats.

KCBS’ Holly Quan Reports:

While California’s population grew by 10 percent over the last decade, it was the state’s slowest growth rate since the bureau began tracking statistics.

The state had 33.9 million residents in 2000. In 2010, California had 37.3 million people, still keeping it the most populous state in the nation.

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  • Richard

    4 million more people and you don’t get another representative in Congress. The Republic is in trouble!

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  • Peter B. Towle

    Glad we didn’t gain any wish we had lost some so that the nation would gain conservative seats in the House elsewhere. Great that Texas picked up 4 seats (hopefully conservative).

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