Pennsylvania Losing Congressional Seat Explained in New Brief

Pennsylvania is set to lose one U.S. House seat as its population growth lags behind some other states, the Census Bureau announced this week.

The change comes due to apportionment after the 2020 Census. Raeven Chandler,  director of the Pennsylvania Population Network (PPN) and assistant research professor of rural sociology at Penn State, recently published a new brief discussing apportionment and why it matters for Pennsylvania.

The PPN is part of the Population Research Institute at Penn State and was established with funding from a Penn State Strategic Initiative Seed Grant and the Social Science Research Institute.