New York could lose up to two congressional seats in the coming round of reapportionment, further dilluting the state's influence in Washington.
The estimate is based on Census Bureau data released on Monday and a report from Election Data Services.
Preliminary data from the bureau New York lost 126,335 people between July 2019 and July 2020, the most of any state and a reduction of 0.65%.
New York currently has 27 seats in the House of Representatives. But the exodus of people from the state over the last 10 years will likely put that in jeopardy. New births and immigration into the state is not making up for the number of people leaving New York.
New York could lost at least one House district based on the initial estimates of its April 1 population. Two seats could be lost if the congressional reapportionment is based on July 1 estimates, according to Jeff Wice, a New York redistricting expert.
The state lost two seats in 2012 as a result of its population not growing as fast as the country.
A stake is New York's clout and influence in the federal government and national politics over the next 10 years as other states in the South and sunbelt could see their power grow.
Alabama could also lose a House seat as well as California, Illinois, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island and West Virginia.
Meanwhile, Florida is expected to gain potentially two Hosue seats and Texas could gain three districts.