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How Congress is reapportioned after every Census
It’s constitutionally mandated that every 10 years, a Census of the United States be taken. The primary reason is to assign seats in the House of Representatives. This graphic illustrates how many representatives each state has had in our nation’s history, with forecasts through the 2030 Census, and shows how the center of the nation’s population has drifted west and south over time. It’s all part of the changing demographics of our country.