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For Immediate Release: Monday, April 26, 2021

Census Bureau to Release 2020 Census Population Counts for Apportionment

Press Release Number CB21-CN.28

News Conference to Be Held to Announce Results


The U.S. Census Bureau has completed data processing for the first 2020 Census results — state population counts used to apportion the seats in the U.S. House of Representatives among the 50 states. The Census Bureau will hold a virtual news conference to release these results on Monday, April 26, 2021. The results will include population totals for the nation and the states as well as the congressional apportionment totals for each state.

Apportionment is the process of distributing the 435 memberships, or seats, in the U.S. House of Representatives among the 50 states based on the apportionment population counts from the 2020 Census. The apportionment population consists of the resident population of the 50 states, plus the overseas military and federal civilian employees and their dependents living with them who could be allocated to a home state.

A live media Q&A session with Census Bureau subject matter experts will immediately follow the briefing for media who have RSVPed.


Monday, April 26, 2021
3 p.m. EDT


The Census Bureau will post the data tables and media products in the 2020 Census Apportionment Counts press kit shortly after the news conference begins.

The event will be recorded and available for viewing after the event in the 2020 Census Apportionment Counts press kit. A transcript will also be available in the press kit.


The news briefing can be viewed on the Census Bureau’s Census Live page.

Dial-in information for accredited media to ask questions will be provided upon RSVP. Please dial in 15-30 minutes early to allow time for registration. Q&A participation is limited to accredited media only following the presentation.


For members of the media who would like to attend this news conference and be able to ask questions, please RSVP using the Eventbrite webpage


Please contact the Census Bureau’s Public Information Office at pio@census.gov or call 301-763-3030 to request an interview.

Spanish Media Availability:

A live presentation in Spanish will follow the news conference. Media interested in obtaining Spanish-language sound bites should RSVP using this Eventbrite webpage.



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