by: Scott McCaulley (With information compiled from KTLO)
Census Data released this week indicates Arkansas and Missouri will maintain their current number of seats in the House of Representatives.
According to the figures released from the U.S. Census, Arkansas gained 187,527 residents between 2010 and 2020 to break the three million mark. The Natural State had 3,011,524 residents, an increase of 6.4% percent compared the population of 2,926,229 reported for the 2010 Census.
Those numbers count both Arkansans living in state plus overseas military and federal civilian employees and their defendants living with them overseas that could be allocated to a state.
The numbers mean Arkansas will keep its current number of House Seats at four.
Meanwhile, Missouri will keep its eight U.S. House seats after U.S. Census Bureau data showed the state population growing slightly at 2.8% over the past decade.
In the previous count in 2010, Missouri’s Population had decreased to the point that the Show-Me-State lost a House Seat dropping to the current number of eight.