Ohio to Lose Another Congressional Seat

As expected, Ohio will lose one of its 16 U.S. House seats after the 2022 mid-term elections. New data from the 2020 Census shows the Buckeye State will have 15 House seats through 2032. (Ohio lost two seats after the 2010 Census.)

Ohio is one of seven states — including neighboring Michigan, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia — that will lose a House seat; six states will gain at least one seat.

While Ohio remains the seventh most populous state and grew at 2.3% since 2010, it hasn’t kept pace with the fastest growing states. The 2022 election will bring the fewest U.S. House seats for Ohio since 1823 to 1833. The historical high-water mark was from 1963 to 1973 when the state had 24 House members. 4/26/2021