MO: 5,988,927
MN: 5,303,925
CO: 5,029,196
IA: 3,046,355
AR: 2,915,918
KS: 2,853,118
UT: 2,763,885
NV: 2,700,551
NE: 1,826,341
ID: 1,567,582
MT: 989,415
SD: 814,180
ND: 672,591
WY: 563,626

TOTAL: 37,035,610
CA: 37,253,956
The entire population of Wyoming (97,800 square miles) is less than that of San Francisco (47 square miles).
But! But! But! The House of Representatives! Yeah, about that...

Average population of a Congressional district in 1800: 33,000.
Average population of a Congressional district in 2010: 710,000.
Largest district: 990,000 (MT)
Smallest district: 530,000 (RI 1st)

This isn't (just) about California. Our country is vastly different than it was 240 years ago. Maybe we could make some changes so our system better represents the population today.

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