For the first time ever, California will lose one seat in the U-S House of Representatives based on census data just released Monday. California currently has 53 seats and will drop to 52. Texas is gaining two seats, Florida and a handful of other states will gain one. This is only the preliminary data from the census. The details about local populations will be released no later than September 30th this year. State and local governments are relying on that more detailed data to draw new district boundary lines for cities, counties, and the state legislative districts. California is still the most populous state, with more than 39 and a half million residents.
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