How many citizens does your state legislator represent?

Each decade, the federal government conducts a census to update its population counts. Changes in population counts then require state governments to redraw their legislative jurisdiction boundaries.
  • The average state senate district had a population of 156,339 following the 2010 census. That was an increase of 13,532 from the 2000 figure of 142,807.
  • The average state house district had a population of 59,626 following the 2010 census. That was an increase of 7,627 from the 2000 figure of 51,999.
  • Here are the five states with the largest population per state senate district:
    • California: 931,349
    • Texas: 811,147
    • Florida: 470,033
    • Ohio: 349,591
    • New York: 307,589
  • Here are the five states with the smallest population per state house district:
    • North Dakota: 14,310
    • Wyoming: 18,788
    • Montana: 19,788
    • Vermont: 20,858
    • South Dakota: 23,262
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