The U.S. Census Bureau announced yesterday that the 2020 Census shows the resident population of the United States on April 1, 2020 was 331,449,281. The U.S. resident population represents the total number of people living in the 50 states and the District of Columbia. The U.S. resident population increased by 22,703,743, or 7.4%, from 308,745,538 in 2010.
In Pennsylvania, the resident population was 13,002,700. The Commonwealth’s population increased by 300,321, or 2.4%, from 12.7 million in 2010. Only statewide numbers were released.
As a result of our growth rate being 5% below the national number, the U.S. Census Bureau confirmed that Pennsylvania will lose one congressional seat, dropping the commonwealth to 17 seats. Seven states (including Pennsylvania) will lose one seat, five will gain one seat, Texas – which gained nearly 4 million residents in ten years – will gain two seats, and 37 states will stay the same. Click here for more Census results.
Municipal and county counts have not yet been released. Redistricting data, which includes local area counts, is expected to be released to the states by August 16, with full redistricting data delivered by September 30.