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New Jersey's 5th Congressional District
New Jersey's 5th congressional district
New Jersey's 5th congressional district (2013).svg
District map as of 2013
Representative
Distribution
  • 86.98% urban
  • 13.02% rural
Population (2019)734,764
Median household
income
$110,329[1]
Ethnicity
Cook PVIR+3[2]

New Jersey's 5th congressional district is represented by Democrat Josh Gottheimer, who has served in Congress since 2017.

The district from 2003 to 2013

History

Since redistricting in the early 1990s, this congressional district has been L-shaped, comprising the rural northern and western parts of New Jersey along with parts of Passaic and Bergen County. After redistricting in 2011, the 5th district, while still predominantly rural in geographic area, gained suburban and urban Bergen County areas closer to New York City, which contain over 75% of voters. Currently, the district encompasses suburban northern Bergen County, as well as the central urban portion of the county, such as Hackensack.

Historically, most of the areas in the district have generally been favorable for Republicans. This is especially true of the western portion, which contains some of the most Republican areas in the Northeast. However, Bergen County has trended Democratic in recent elections, though not as overwhelmingly as in the more urbanized southern portion of Bergen County, this latter portion being in the Ninth Congressional District. Partly due to a strong performance in Bergen County, Josh Gottheimer unseated 14-year Republican incumbent Scott Garrett in 2016. This made Garrett the only one of the state's 12 incumbents to lose reelection that year.[3]

Counties and municipalities in the district

For the 113th and successive Congresses (based on redistricting following the 2010 United States Census), the district contains all or portions of four counties and 79 municipalities.[4][5]

Bergen County (43)
Allendale, Alpine, Bergenfield, Bogota, Closter, Demarest, Dumont, Emerson, Fair Lawn, Franklin Lakes, Glen Rock, Hackensack, Harrington Park, Haworth, Hillsdale, Ho-Ho-Kus, Lodi, Mahwah, Maywood, Midland Park, Montvale, New Milford, Northvale, Norwood, Oakland, Old Tappan, Oradell, Paramus, Park Ridge, Ramsey, Ridgewood, River Edge, River Vale, Rochelle Park, Rockleigh, Saddle River, Teaneck (part, also 9th), Upper Saddle River, Waldwick, Washington Township, Westwood, Woodcliff Lake and Wyckoff
Passaic County (2)
Ringwood and West Milford
Sussex County (19)
Andover Borough, Andover Township, Branchville, Frankford Township, Franklin Borough, Fredon Township, Green Township, Hamburg, Hampton Township, Hardyston Township, Lafayette Township, Montague Township, Newton, Sandyston Township, Stillwater Township, Sussex, Vernon Township, Walpack Township and Wantage Township
Warren County (15)
Allamuchy Township, Belvidere, Blairstown Township, Frelinghuysen Township, Hackettstown, Hardwick Township, Hope Township, Independence Township, Knowlton Township, Liberty Township, Mansfield Township, Oxford Township, Washington, Washington Township and White Township

Voting

Election results from presidential races
Year Office Results
2000 President Bush 52 - 45%*
2004 President Bush 57 - 43%*
2008 President McCain 54 - 45%*
2012 President Romney 50.9 - 48.5%
2016 President Trump 48.8 - 47.7%

List of members representing the district

Member
(District home)
Party Years Cong
ress
Electoral history Counties/Towns
District organized from New Jersey's At-large congressional district.
Franklindavenport.jpg
Franklin Davenport
(Woodbury)
Federalist March 4, 1799 -
March 3, 1801
6th [data unknown/missing] Cape May, Cumberland, Gloucester, and Salem
State used at-large districts March 4, 1801 -
March 3, 1843
William Wright (1794-1866).jpg
William Wright
(Newark)
Whig March 4, 1843 -
March 3, 1847
28th
29th
[data unknown/missing] Bergen, Essex, Hudson, and Passaic
Dudley Sanford Gregory circa 1860-1870.jpg
Dudley S. Gregory
(Jersey City)
Whig March 4, 1847 -
March 3, 1849
30th [data unknown/missing]
James G. King.jpg
James G. King
(Hoboken)
Whig March 4, 1849 -
March 3, 1851
31st [data unknown/missing]
RodmanMPrice.jpg
Rodman M. Price
(Hoboken)
Democratic March 4, 1851 -
March 3, 1853
32nd [data unknown/missing]
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Alexander C. M. Pennington
(Newark)
Whig March 4, 1853 -
March 3, 1855
33rd
34th
[data unknown/missing] 1853-1863
Essex and Hudson
Opposition March 4, 1855 -
March 3, 1857
Jacob R. Wortendyke.jpg
Jacob R. Wortendyke
(Jersey City)
Democratic March 4, 1857 -
March 3, 1859
35th [data unknown/missing] Essex, Hudson, and Union
(Union County formed from Essex (1857))
William Pennington portrait.jpg
William Pennington
(Newark)
Republican March 4, 1859 -
March 3, 1861
36th [data unknown/missing]
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Nehemiah Perry
(Newark)
Democratic March 4, 1861 -
March 3, 1863
37th
38th
[data unknown/missing]
March 4, 1863 -
March 3, 1865
1863-1873
Hudson County and Newark
ERVWright.jpg
Edwin R.V. Wright
(Hudson City)
Democratic March 4, 1865 -
March 3, 1867
39th [data unknown/missing]
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George A. Halsey
(Newark)
Republican March 4, 1867 -
March 3, 1869
40th [data unknown/missing]
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Orestes Cleveland
(Jersey City)
Democratic March 4, 1869 -
March 3, 1871
41st [data unknown/missing]
GAHalsey.jpg
George A. Halsey
([data unknown/missing])
Republican March 4, 1871 -
March 3, 1873
42nd [data unknown/missing]
William Walter Phelps - Brady-Handy.jpg
William W. Phelps
([data unknown/missing])
Republican March 4, 1873 -
March 3, 1875
43rd [data unknown/missing] Bergen, Morris, and Passaic
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Augustus W. Cutler
([data unknown/missing])
Democratic March 4, 1875 -
March 3, 1879
44th
45th
[data unknown/missing]
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Charles H. Voorhis
([data unknown/missing])
Republican March 4, 1879 -
March 3, 1881
46th [data unknown/missing]
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John Hill
([data unknown/missing])
Republican March 4, 1881 -
March 3, 1883
47th [data unknown/missing]
William Walter Phelps - Brady-Handy.jpg
William W. Phelps
([data unknown/missing])
Republican March 4, 1883 -
March 3, 1889
48th
49th
50th
[data unknown/missing]
Charles Dyer Beckwith.jpg
Charles D. Beckwith
([data unknown/missing])
Republican March 4, 1889 -
March 3, 1891
51st [data unknown/missing]
Cornelius A. Cadmus.jpg
Cornelius A. Cadmus
([data unknown/missing])
Democratic March 4, 1891 -
March 3, 1893
52nd
53rd
[data unknown/missing]
March 4, 1893 -
March 3, 1895
Bergen and Passaic
JamesFStewart.jpg
James F. Stewart
([data unknown/missing])
Republican March 4, 1895 -
March 3, 1903
54th
55th
56th
57th
[data unknown/missing]
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Charles N. Fowler
([data unknown/missing])
Republican March 4, 1903 -
March 3, 1911
58th
59th
60th
61st
[data unknown/missing] Morris, Union, and Warren
(Fowler from the 8th district)
William E. Tuttle, Jr..jpg
William E. Tuttle Jr.
([data unknown/missing])
Democratic March 4, 1911 -
March 3, 1913
62nd
63rd
[data unknown/missing]
March 4, 1913 -
March 3, 1915
Morris and Union
John Henry Capstick.jpg
John H. Capstick
([data unknown/missing])
Republican March 4, 1915 -
March 17, 1918
64th
65th
Died.
Vacant March 17, 1918 -
November 5, 1918
William F. Birch (New Jersey Congressman).jpg
William F. Birch
([data unknown/missing])
Republican November 5, 1918 -
March 3, 1919
65th [data unknown/missing]
Representative Ernest R. Ackerman of NJ.jpg
Ernest R. Ackerman
([data unknown/missing])
Republican March 4, 1919 -
October 18, 1931
66th
67th
68th
69th
70th
71st
72nd
Died.
Vacant October 18, 1931 -
December 1, 1931
Percy H. Stewart (New Jersey Congressman).jpg
Percy Hamilton Stewart
([data unknown/missing])
Democratic December 1, 1931 -
March 3, 1933
72nd [data unknown/missing]
Charles Aubrey Eaton family photograph.jpg
Charles A. Eaton
([data unknown/missing])
Republican March 4, 1933 -
January 3, 1953
73rd
74th
75th
76th
77th
78th
79th
80th
81st
82nd
[data unknown/missing] Morris, Somerset, and part of Middlesex (north of Raritan River)
Frelinghuysen, PHB.png
Peter Frelinghuysen Jr.
(Harding)
Republican January 3, 1953 -
January 3, 1963
83rd
84th
85th
86th
87th
88th
89th
90th
91st
92nd
93rd
[data unknown/missing]
January 3, 1963 -
January 3, 1973
[data unknown/missing] Morris and Somerset
(Northern Middlesex removed to the new 15th District (1962))
January 3, 1973 -
January 3, 1975
[data unknown/missing] District no longer follows county lines
Rep Millicent Fenwick.jpg
Millicent Fenwick
(Bernardsville)
Republican January 3, 1975 -
January 3, 1983
94th
95th
96th
97th
Redistricted to the 12th district and retired to run for U.S. Senator. Somerset, parts of Morris, and parts of Mercer (Princeton, Princeton Borough and West Windsor)
Marge Roukema.jpg
Marge Roukema
(Ridgewood)
Republican January 3, 1983 -
January 3, 1985
98th
99th
100th
101st
102nd
103rd
104th
105th
106th
107th
Redistricted from 7th district. Parts of Bergen, Hunterdon, Mercer (Hopewell, Hopewell Borough, and Pennington), Morris, Passaic, Sussex, and Warren
January 3, 1985 -
January 3, 1993
Sussex (excluding Byram and Green) and northern parts of Bergen and Passaic
January 3, 1993 -
January 3, 2003
[data unknown/missing]
Scott Garrett official congressional photo.jpg
Scott Garrett
(Wantage)
Republican January 3, 2003 -
January 3, 2013
108th
109th
110th
111th
112th
113th
114th
Lost re-election. NJ05congressdistrict
Warren, parts of Bergen, Passaic, and Sussex
January 3, 2013 -
January 3, 2017
Parts of Bergen, Passaic, Sussex, and Warren
Josh Gottheimer Photo.jpg
Josh Gottheimer
(Wyckoff)
Democratic January 3, 2017 -
present
115th
116th
117th
Incumbent

References

  1. ^ https://www.census.gov/mycd/?st=34&cd=05
  2. ^ "Partisan Voting Index - Districts of the 115th Congress" (PDF). The Cook Political Report. April 7, 2017. Retrieved 2017.
  3. ^ Neuman, William. "Josh Gottheimer Defeats Scott Garrett in New Jersey Congressional Race", The New York Times, November 9, 2016. Accessed November 19, 2016.
  4. ^ Towns in the 5th, Scott Garrett. Accessed February 4, 2014.
  5. ^ Plan Components Report, New Jersey Redistricting Commission, December 23, 2011. Accessed November 6, 2016.

External links

Coordinates: 41°12?35?N 74°36?28?W / 41.2098177°N 74.6076614°W / 41.2098177; -74.6076614


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