Oregon congressional seats remain same
Oregon did not gain any additional congressional seats Tuesday with the release of new Census data, despite the state’s population growing by 12 percent since 2000. The Census data focused on apportionment – the dividing of 435 seats in the House of Representatives, and also included more population change and density figures.
Washington gained one seat, bringing it to 10 total, with its statewide population increasing by 14.1 percent since 2000. California did not gain any seats for the first time since its statehood, though its population grew by 10 percent. Texas gained the most seats, with four, and a 20.6 percent population swell.
Ohio and New York both lost two seats, bringing them down to 16 and 27 seats, respectively. Thirty-two states – including Oregon and its 5 congressional seats – did not gain or lose any seats.
Total U.S. population figures rose 9.7 percent over 2000, to 308.7 million people.