The number of Democrats serving in the U.S. House of Representatives changes with each election cycle, but as of April 2014, only 199 Democrats hold elected office in this Congressional chamber. Democrats are the minority party out of 435 members.
Members of the House of Representatives serve two-year terms and are elected to represent residents of districts within a single state. The congressional districts are apportioned to states by population. The United States Census results determine the official population of each state, which is further divided by districts. Each state must have at least one representative, but most states have several.