The US Census and the Amazing Apportionment Machine

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Apportionment is the process of dividing the seats in the House of Representatives among the 50 states based on the population figures collected during the decennial census. But how does it actually work? Through animation, the US Census Bureau helps explain how the apportionment formula is used to ensure equal representation for all,
just like the Founding Fathers planned.

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California US Senate represenation: 1 Senator per 18,500,000 people.

Wyoming US Senate representation: 1 Senator per 277,000 people.

DC US Senate Represenation: 0 Senators for 600,000 people.