Arizona Fails To Add Seat In U.S. House After 2020 Census

Apr 26, 2021

Although Arizona was among one of the fastest-growing states during the last decade, its 7.1 million population was not enough to give it a 10th congressional seat. 

In this image from video provided by the U.S. Census Bureau, acting director of the U.S. Census Bureau Ron Jarmin speaks as a graphic showing the U.S. population as of April 1, 2020, is displayed during a virtual news conference Monday, April 26, 2021. The Census Bureau is releasing the first data from its 2020 headcount.
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U.S. Census Bureau data released Monday show Arizona’s clout in Washington may be growing, but not enough to give it a 12th presidential electoral vote. Democrat Joe Biden’s narrow victory here in 2020 showed Arizona is now one of a handful of swing states that are instrumental in determining the presidential contest. Arizona had gained at least one U.S. House seat in every census since 1950. The count happens every 10 years under the Constitution.