"The South's booming population could be bad news for several blue states in regard to political representation next decade.

Trends in the population estimates released Tuesday by the U.S. Census Bureau indicate the continued shift of congressional representation away from the West Coast and Northeast to the South and West, Politico reported.

The next congressional apportionment, the process of assigning how many House seats and Electoral College votes each state gets, will occur after the 2030 census."