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Number of Representatives by State 2022

The United States Congress is composed of two houses: the House of Representatives and the Senate. Both houses together form the national legislature of the United States. The composition of the House is established by Article One of the Constitution. The House is in charge of passing federal legislation (bills), which are then sent to the president for consideration. Additionally, the House has several exclusive powers, such as impeaching federal officers and electing one of the top three recipients for president if no candidate receives a majority of electors.

According to the U.S. Constitution, representatives must meet the following requirements: be at least 25 years old, be a U.S. citizen for at least seven years, and be a resident of the state they represent. Additionally, all 50 states maintain requirements for running for election, including a filing fee and a petition with a minimum number of valid signatures. Members of the House of Representatives serve two-year terms and are considered for reelection every even calendar year (the next reelections will be 2022, 2024, and so on). There are a total of 435 members in the House of Representatives, 221 of which are affiliated with the Democratic Party, 211 are affiliated with the Republican Party, and three seats are vacancies.

In 1941, Congress permanently adopted the “Method of Equal Proportion” to determine how many representatives each state is apportioned. This means that each state’s number of representatives is determined by the state’s population. California has the highest number of representatives, with 53 at a population of 39,747,267. Texas is the second highest with 36 representatives and a population of 29,087,070.

How Many Congressmen are There?

There are currently 535 voting members in Congress: 435 representatives that serve in the U.S. House of Representatives and 100 senators that serve in the U.S. Senate. Every state has two senators to represent their state in the Sense. In the House of Representatives, the number of representatives a state has depends on its population. For example, Delaware and Vermont only have one representative each, while California has 53. There are six non-voting members in the U.S. House of Representatives. One is a delegate representing the District of Columbia, another is a resident commissioner for Puerto Rico, and the other four are delegates for the permanently inhabited U.S. territories; American Samoa, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands, and the U.S Virgin Islands.

Here are the 10 states with the most representatives:

  1. California (53)
  2. Texas (36)
  3. Florida (27)
  4. New York (27)
  5. Illinois (18)
  6. Pennsylvania (18)
  7. Ohio (16)
  8. Georgia (14)
  9. Michigan (14)
  10. North Carolina (13)

Number of Representatives by State 2022

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Number of Representatives by State 2022

State Number of Representatives Seats 2022 Pop.
California5339,995,077
Texas3629,945,493
Florida2722,085,563
New York2720,365,879
Illinois1812,808,884
Pennsylvania1813,062,764
Ohio1611,852,036
Georgia1410,916,760
Michigan1410,116,069
North Carolina1310,620,168
New Jersey129,388,414
Virginia118,757,467
Washington107,901,429
Arizona97,303,398
Indiana96,845,874
Massachusetts97,126,375
Tennessee97,023,788
Maryland86,257,958
Minnesota85,787,008
Missouri86,188,111
Wisconsin85,935,064
Alabama75,073,187
Colorado75,922,618
South Carolina75,217,037
Kentucky64,539,130
Louisiana64,682,633
Connecticut53,612,314
Oklahoma54,000,953
Oregon54,318,492
Arkansas43,030,646
Iowa43,219,171
Kansas42,954,832
Mississippi42,960,075
Nevada43,185,426
Utah43,373,162
Nebraska31,988,536
New Mexico32,129,190
West Virginia31,781,860
Hawaii21,474,265
Idaho21,893,410
Maine21,369,159
New Hampshire21,389,741
Rhode Island21,106,341
Alaska1738,023
Delaware11,008,350
Montana11,103,187
North Dakota1800,394
South Dakota1901,165
Vermont1646,545
Wyoming1579,495

Number of Representatives by State 2022

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