More people have left New York in the last year than any other state

The U.S. Census Bureau released figures Tuesday showing how populations have changed in the last 12 months. William Frey, chief demographer for the Brookings Institution, used the census population estimates, and combined them with similar estimates over the last decade. He then applied an algorithm designed to calculate reapportionment. When boundary lines are redrawn next year, Frey predicts that New York will lose one congressional seat, taking the state to 26. California would lose one of its seats in the House for the first time, bringing it to 52. Florida meanwhile would overtake New York for the first time in history, gaining two seats for a total of 29.

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