NewsOhio News


Slow population growth costs Ohio a House seat, census shows

2020 Census Ohio
Posted at 4:11 PM, Apr 26, 2021
and last updated 2021-04-26 19:03:41-04

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio has lost one seat in Congress as a result of new census figures released Monday.

Prompted by sluggish population growth, the loss of a U.S. House seat comes as the state embarks on a new system of drawing its congressional maps, which are considered among the most gerrymandered in the nation. The latest census adjustment will take the state's representation in the U.S. House to 15 representatives, down from the current 16. It marks the sixth straight decade of lost seats. The census data shows Ohio grew by 2.3% between 2010 and 2020 to 11.8 million residents. The national population grew by 7.4%

Read the full Associated Press story here.

RELATED: 2020 Census report: US tops 331M people; 6 states will gain Congressional seats, 7 will lose a seat