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Michigan loses representation in Congress due to lower census numbers


Michigan will lose representation in Congress, according to the latest Census numbers.

Michigan will lose one seat in Congress. That brings it to 13 Representatives in the House, the lowest number since the 1920s. Michigan has been losing seats in Congress since the 1980 Census. States in the South and the West gained seats according to the latest apportionment, continuing a trend. The Southern states have seen the fastest growth exceeding ten percent. The West at more than nine percent. The Northeast gained four percent. The Midwest gained on average three percent.

Michigan’s population actually increased from more than nine million 883 thousand to more than ten million 77 thousand. That reverses a trend of losing population, but still lags most other states.