New Jersey Loses One Congressional Seat

By Art Gallagher

As most experts have expected, New Jersey will lose one representative in the House of Representatives as a result of the 2010 U.S. Census.  In 2012 New Jersey will elect 12 Members of Congress.  Currently NJ has 13 Member of Congress.

As of April 1, 2010 the U.S. population was 308,745,538 people, according to the Census, an increase of 9.7% over the 2000 Census.  New Jersey’s population increased 4.5% over the decade from 8.4 million to 8.8 million people.  The average population of congressional districts is targeted to be 710,767 people.

A total of 12 seats will shift among 18 states.  In addition to New Jersey, Illinois, Iowa, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Missouri, New York, Ohio and Pennsylvania will lose seats.  Arizona, Florida, Georgia, Nevada, South Carolina, Texas and Utah will gain seats.

Posted: December 21st, 2010 | Author: | Filed under: US Census | Tags: , | 4 Comments »

4 Comments on “New Jersey Loses One Congressional Seat”

  1. The Digger said at 1:05 pm on December 21st, 2010:

    Who will go? Hopefully either Pallone or Holt!

  2. Justified Right said at 2:49 pm on December 21st, 2010:

    If Pallone’s district is broken up and the new seat is Monmouth-centric, Anna and Diane can expect some company.

    Maybe some smart fellow from Asbury Park will run 🙂

  3. db said at 7:25 pm on December 21st, 2010:

    But Pelosi said there would be 500M Americans losing their jobs, and that would put the population at over 1T.


  4. Good.. said at 8:16 pm on December 22nd, 2010:

    .. the way most of whom we’ve got now have been voting, it’ll at least be one less for overtaxation, over-regulation, and redistribution of our money!….GO, TEXAS!