As we noted last year, the commonwealth hasn’t survived a Census without losing at least one seat since 1920.
Of course, losing a seat in Congress also means losing an electoral vote. PA would drop from 20 to 19 electoral votes, which would make the 2024 presidential election the first since the 1800 contest between John Adams and Thomas Jefferson where PA would be worth less than twenty electoral votes.
Other states set to lose a seat include: Alabama, Illinois, Minnesota, Michigan, Ohio, New York, Rhode Island and West Virginia.
Meanwhile, Texas is set to gain three seats and Florida two. Arizona, Colorado, North Carolina and Oregon would each gain one.