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State gains extra congressional seat


Last updated 5/4/2021 at 3:35pm

Courtesy of U.S. Census

Colorado is one of six states in the nation to gain a seat in the U.S. House of Representatives, an indication of the population growth in recent years.

Last week the U.S. Census Bureau announced official population counts for apportionment from the 2020 Census. Colorado was apportioned eight congressional districts, an increase of one seat in Colorado's congressional delegation.

Additionally, the bureau announced Colorado's official 2020 apportionment population of 5,782,171, a population increase of 14.8 percent from 2010. The redistricting commissions will use this top-line number to...

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