Results of the 2020 U.S. Census are expected to be released by or before April 30, according to a recent statement by the acting director of the Census Bureau. The Census results will become the basis of the once-a-decade reapportionment of the 435 seats in the U.S. House of Representatives. Early prognostications are that 7 states will gain representatives in the U.S. House (dark blue in the map below) because of population increases and 9 states (light blue states) will lose representatives. In the latter group of states is West Virginia, which currently has 3 members in the House, is expected to lose one of its seats. The number of Virginia’s seats in the U.S. House – currently 11 – is not anticipated to change. For more information, click here.