New York will lose one congressional seat under new Census data

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New York will lose one seat in the House of Representatives next year based on population data released by the US Census Bureau on Monday — and was just 89 residents short of keeping all of its seats.

The Empire State’s delegation will shrink from 27 to 26 as a result of the 2020 census, officials said. 

“The state of New York has experienced negative net domestic migration, meaning there were more people moving out of the state of New York over the last decade than moving into the state,” said Karen Battle, chief of the population division for the Census Bureau.

How voters’ districts will change won’t be known until August at the earliest, when more detailed census data is expected.

New York is one of seven states poised to lose a seat in the House. The others are California, Illinois, Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania and West Virginia.

Five states will gain one seat — Colorado, Florida, Montana, North Carolina and Oregon — while Texas will gain two.

The once-a-decade national head count determines how the 435 seats in the House are divided among the 50 states based on the population changes recorded.

The data released Monday leaves New York with fewer seats than Florida for the first time ever.

The Sunshine State has surpassed New York as the third-largest state in the country, behind California and Texas. 

The loss of a congressional seat isn’t just a sign of New York’s dwindling political clout in Washington. The census also determines the distribution of $1.5 trillion in federal funding each year.

With Post wires

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