2020 Census Apportionment results revealed

Alabama will not lose representation

By Jessica Vaughn
Posted 4/29/21

The Census Bureau announced the first results of the 2020 Census on Monday, April 26. The announcement pertained to resident population in the U.S. with data showing total population in each of the …

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2020 Census Apportionment results revealed

Alabama will not lose representation

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The Census Bureau announced the first results of the 2020 Census on Monday, April 26. The announcement pertained to resident population in the U.S. with data showing total population in each of the 50 states. The resident population in the U.S. on April 2020 was 331,449,281. This represents the total number of people living in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. According to the 2020 Census, this is a 7.4 percent increase from 2010, or an increase of 22,703,743.

The population numbers from individual states are used for apportioning the seats in the U.S. House of Representatives. Prior to the start of the 2020 Census, there was concern that Alabama would lose a seat in the House of Representatives, thus losing representation in Washington DC. With the results announced, Alabama is safe from losing a seat. Nor will we gain a seat. According to the 2020 Census results, Alabama will maintain its current seven seats within the House of Representatives.

2020 Census numbers reveal the resident population in Alabama is 5,024,279. These are residents currently residing within the state. The Alabama overseas population number, which accounts for U.S. military and federal civilian employees living overseas, along with their dependents living with them overseas, is 5,774. The numbers for overseas federal employees and their dependents are only used for apportionment purposes.

With a combined total of 5,030,053, this shows a total population increase in Alabama of 227,071 from the 2010 Census, when the total population came in at 4,802,982.

The Census Bureau is working to calculate and release localized data at a later time. You can check www.census.gov for updates.