NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — The federal government released initial results of the 2020 census Monday.
New York is one of seven states that will lose a congressional seat. In contrast, six states will gain seats.READ MORE: Juneteenth Celebrations Across New York City Take On New Meaning In 2021
The U.S. population has now grown to more than 331 million people. That’s up 7.4% from the 2010 census, but represents the second slowest growth rate in U.S. history.READ MORE: Man Allegedly Armed With Taser, Large Knife Arrested At Washington Square Park
New York could have kept its seat in Congress if 89 more people filled out the census form.
“We were supposed to lose two congressional seats statewide, and now we lost one. Obviously, we never want to lose an congressional seats, but it is positive news that we did not lose two seats,” New York City Director of the Census Julie Menin said.MORE NEWS: NYPD Detective Injured In 2017 Vehicular Attack Honored At Islanders Game
Mayor Bill de Blasio said the 2020 census numbers match the city’s 2010 tally, so New York City will probably not be the region losing a representative.