The two apportionment population scenarios used for this analysis are summarized in the table below as columns A through C:
- Column A – Official 2020 Apportionment Population by state
- Column B – Adjusted Population Census per this analysis. (See Appendix 1 for explanation.)
- Column C – Percent change in Apportionment Population (from column A to column B).
For both of those population scenarios, the apportionment analysis of 435 Representatives is summarized in columns D through G:
- Column D – The 24th Apportionment (effective as of the 118th Congress).
- Column E – Revised apportionment of 435 Representatives based on Adjusted Population. (See Appendix 2.)
- Column F – Percent change of from Column D to Column E.
- Column G – Ratio of % change in representation (F) to % change in population (C).
And for both of those population scenarios, the apportionment analysis of 6,692 Representatives is summarized in columns H though K:
- Column H – Apportionment of 6,692 Representatives based on the official apportionment population (A).
- Column I – The revised apportionment based on the adjusted population. (See Appendix 3.)
- Column J – Percent change from column H to column I.
- Column K – Ratio of % change in representation (J) to % change in population (C).
Note that for the 435-Representative scenario, relatively small percentage changes in the states’ populations totals (C) can produce a few very consequential changes in representation (F). Contrast that with the 6,692-Representative scenario, in which the changes in representation (J) are not only much more commensurate with the population changes, but also more equitably spread across a larger number of states.
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