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Mississippi's Congressional Districts
Mississippi's congressional districts since 2013[1]

Mississippi is currently divided into 4 congressional districts, each represented by a member of the United States House of Representatives. After the 2010 Census, the number of Mississippi's seats remained unchanged.

Current districts and representatives

List of members of the Mississippian United States House delegation, their terms, their district boundaries, and the districts' political ratings according to the CPVI. The delegation has a total of 4 members, including 3 Republicans and 1 Democrat.

District Representative Party CPVI Incumbency District map
1st Trent Kelly, Official Portrait, 115th Congress.jpg Trent Kelly (R-Saltillo) Republican R+16 June 2, 2015 - present Mississippi US Congressional District 1 (since 2013).tif
2nd Bennie Thompson official photo.jpg Bennie Thompson (D-Bolton) Democratic D+14 April 13, 1993 - present Mississippi US Congressional District 2 (since 2013).tif
3rd Michael Guest, official portrait, 116th Congress.jpg Michael Guest (R-Brandon) Republican R+13 January 3, 2019 - present Mississippi US Congressional District 3 (since 2013).tif
4th Steven Palazzo, Official Portrait, 112th Congress.jpg Steven Palazzo (R-Gulfport) Republican R+21 January 3, 2011 - present Mississippi US Congressional District 4 (since 2013).tif

Apportionment history

From 1789 to 1817, the Mississippi Territory was represented in Congress by a non-voting delegate. Since becoming a state on December 10, 1817, Mississippi has sent between one and eight representatives to Congress.

1817 1 1820 1830 1840 1850
1 1 2 4 5
1860 1870 1880 1890 1900
5 6 7 7 8
1910 1920 1930 1940 1950
8 8 7 7 6
1960 1970 1980 1990 2000
5 5 5 5 4
  1. Mississippi was granted statehood on December 10, 1817.

Historical and present district boundaries

Table of United States congressional district boundary maps in the State of Mississippi, presented chronologically.[2] All redistricting events that took place in Mississippi between 1973 and 2013 are shown.

Year Statewide map Jackson highlight
1973-1982 United States Congressional Districts in Mississippi, 1973 - 1982.tif United States Congressional Districts in Mississippi (metro highlight), 1973 - 1982.tif
1983-1984 United States Congressional Districts in Mississippi, 1983 - 1984.tif United States Congressional Districts in Mississippi (metro highlight), 1983 - 1984.tif
1985-1992 United States Congressional Districts in Mississippi, 1985 - 1992.tif United States Congressional Districts in Mississippi (metro highlight), 1985 - 1992.tif
1993-2002 United States Congressional Districts in Mississippi, 1993 - 2002.tif United States Congressional Districts in Mississippi (metro highlight), 1993 - 2002.tif
2003-2013 United States Congressional Districts in Mississippi, 2003 - 2013.tif United States Congressional Districts in Mississippi (metro highlight), 2003 - 2013.tif
Since 2013 United States Congressional Districts in Mississippi, since 2013.tif United States Congressional Districts in Mississippi (metro highlight), since 2013.tif

Obsolete districts

At-large District

Mississippi's At-large congressional district existed from the granting of statehood in 1817 to 1847 and again from 1853 to 1855.

5th District

The fifth congressional district was created after the 1850 census and abolished following the 2000 census.

6th District

The sixth congressional district was created after the 1870 census and abolished following the 1960 census.

7th District

The seventh congressional district was created after the 1880 census and abolished following the 1950 census.

8th District

The eighth congressional district was created after the 1900 census and abolished following the 1930 census.

See also

References

  1. ^ "The national atlas". nationalatlas.gov. Archived from the original on February 22, 2014. Retrieved 2014.
  2. ^ "Digital Boundary Definitions of United States Congressional Districts, 1789-2012". Retrieved 2014.

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