The state of Illinois will likely lose a congressional seat in 2020, according to one recent analysis.
Based on U.S. Census Bureau population estimates for 2018, data analysis firm Election Data Services predicts Illinois will lose the 18th Congressional District when seats are re-apportioned in 2020.
The company originally projected Illinois would lose two congressional seats in 2020, but EDS now predicts Illinois will gain the last of the 435 seats available, with between 25,149 to 53,598 people to spare. Illinois has seen population declines for the last five years.
Other states projected to lose a seat include Michigan, Minnesota, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island and West Virginia.
Arizona, Colorado, Florida, North Carolina and Oregon are projected to gain a seat. Texas is likely to gain two seats, based on the current data.
With Democrats in control of both the Illinois governor’s mansion and both houses of the General Assembly, the party will have control over redrawing the congressional boundaries for the next 10 years across the state.