Mayor Battle Statement on Alabama’s standing in the 2020 Census
Published on April 26, 2021
The U.S. Census Bureau confirmed today that Alabama will not lose a seat in the House of Representatives based upon numbers released in 2020 Census apportionment data. This means Alabama will retain its seven congressional seats.
“This is great news for Huntsville and the State of Alabama. I am exceptionally proud of how the Huntsville community turned out to be counted, and we look forward to seeing our local numbers later this year. With the dramatic growth in the Huntsville area, I believe we played a significant role in boosting the state’s numbers. Keeping all seven House seats is crucial to capturing our share of federal resources and representation. We’re grateful for the partnership with Governor Kay Ivey and her team in making the 2020 Census count successful.” – Mayor Tommy Battle