Minimum number of representatives a state can have?


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The minimum number of representatives that a state can have is one. This is clearly stated in Article 1, Section 2 of the United States Constitution.

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The number of representatives is allocated according to the proportion of the state's population. Thus larger states have more representatives than smaller ones. The United States House of Representatives has a fixed number of 435 representatives. The number of representatives per state is reapportioned every 10 years after a population census has been performed for each state.

Each state representative, who holds his position for two years, has to be at least 25 years old with 7 of those years spent as a United States citizen. He should also be resident in the state, if not the district, that he represents during the time of election.

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