Kansas's 3rd congressional district

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Kansas's 3rd congressional district
Kansas's 3rd congressional district - since January 3, 2013.
Kansas's 3rd congressional district - since January 3, 2013.
Current Representative Kevin Yoder (ROverland Park)
Distribution 94.65% urban, 5.35% rural
Population (2000) 672,124
Median income $51,118
Ethnicity 82.7% White, 8.9% Black, 2.6% Asian, 6.8% Hispanic, 0.7% Native American, 1.2% other
Cook PVI R+5[1]

Kansas's 3rd congressional district is a congressional district in the U.S. state of Kansas. Located in eastern Kansas, the district encompasses Wyandotte and Johnson counties, which include the Kansas City Metropolitan Area. The district includes Kansas City and the surrounding suburbs of Overland Park, Lenexa, Shawnee, and Olathe.

The district is currently represented by Republican Kevin Yoder.

Demographics[edit]

Following redistricting after the 2000 U.S. Census,[2][dated info] there were 672,124 people, 258,439 households, and 173,022 families residing in the district. The population density was 864.4/mi² over a land area of 778 square miles (2,020 km2). There were 272,721 housing units at an average density of 350.7/mi². The racial makeup of the district is 82.70% White, 8.88% Black or African American, 2.60% Asian, 0.70% Native American, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 3.09% from other races, and 1.99% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 6.79% of the population.

There were 258,439 households out of which 36.52% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.21% were married couples living together, 10.27% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.05% were non-families. 26.12% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.35% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.55 and the average family size was 3.11.

In the district the population distribution by age is 26.60% under the age of 18, 10.49% from 18 to 24, 31.65% from 25 to 44, 21.17% from 45 to 64, and 10.09% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 33.6 years. For every 100 females there were 95.78 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.54 males.

The median income for a household in the district is $51,118, and the median income for a family was $62,695. Males had a median income of $42,348 versus $30,353 for females. The per capita income for the district was $26,133. About 4.9% of families and 7.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 8.7% of those under age 18 and 6.0% of those age 65 or over.

Among the population aged 16 years and older, 71.0% was in the civilian labor force and 0.1% were in the armed forces. Of the employed civilian workers, 12.8% were government workers and 5.6% were self-employed. Management, professional, and related occupations employed 41.5% of the work force and sales and office occupations an additional 28.8%. Only 0.2% were employed in farming, fishing, and forestry occupations. The largest employment by industry was: educational, health and social services, 19.8%; professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services, 12.0%; retail trade, 11.8%; and manufacturing, 10.4%. Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting, and mining industries only employed 0.4%.

List of representatives[edit]

Representative Party Years District home Note
District created
March 4, 1875
No image.svg William Ripley Brown Republican March 4, 1875 - March 3, 1877 Emporia Lost renomination
TRyan.jpg Thomas Ryan Republican March 4, 1877 - March 3, 1885 Topeka Redistricted to 4th district
Bishop Perkins.jpg Bishop W. Perkins Republican March 4, 1885 - March 3, 1891 Parsons Redistricted from At-large district
No image.svg Benjamin H. Clover March 4, 1891 - March 3, 1893 Douglass
No image.svg Thomas J. Hudson March 4, 1893 - March 3, 1895 Fredonia
No image.svg Snyder S. Kirkpatrick Republican March 4, 1895 - March 3, 1897 Fredonia
No image.svg Edwin R. Ridgely March 4, 1897 - March 3, 1901 Girard
No image.svg Alfred M. Jackson Democratic March 4, 1901 – March 3, 1903 Winfield
Philip P. Campbell.jpg Philip P. Campbell Republican March 4, 1903 - March 3, 1923 Pittsburg
WilliamHSproul.jpg William H. Sproul Republican March 4, 1923 - March 3, 1931 Sedan
HaroldCMcGugin.jpg Harold C. McGugin Republican March 4, 1931 - January 3, 1935 Coffeyville
No image.svg Edward W. Patterson Democratic January 3, 1935 – January 3, 1939 Pittsburg
No image.svg Thomas D. Winter Republican January 3, 1939 - January 3, 1947 Girard
No image.svg Herbert A. Meyer Republican January 3, 1947 - October 2, 1950 Independence Died
Vacant
October 2, 1950 – November 7, 1950
No image.svg Myron V. George Republican November 7, 1950 - January 3, 1959 Altamont
No image.svg Denver D. Hargis Democratic January 3, 1959 – January 3, 1961 Coffeyville
Walter Lewis McVey, Jr..jpg Walter Lewis McVey, Jr. Republican January 3, 1961 – January 3, 1963 Independence
No image.svg Robert Fred Ellsworth Republican January 3, 1963 – January 3, 1967 Lawrence Redistricted from the 2nd district
Larry Winn.jpeg Larry Winn Republican January 3, 1967 – January 3, 1985 Prairie Village
Jan Meyers (R–KS).jpg Jan Meyers Republican January 3, 1985 – January 3, 1997 Overland Park
VinceSnowbarger.jpg Vince Snowbarger Republican January 3, 1997 –January 3, 1999 Olathe
Congressman Dennis Moore.JPG Dennis Moore Democratic January 3, 1999 – January 3, 2011 Lenexa
KYmemberportrait.jpg Kevin Yoder Republican January 3, 2011-present Overland Park Incumbent

Recent Election Results[edit]

2002[edit]

Kansas's 3rd Congressional District Election (2002)
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Dennis Moore* 107,931 50.16%
Republican Adam Taff 100,999 46.93%
Reform Dawn Bly 4,934 2.29%
Libertarian Doug Martin 1,328 0.62%
Totals 215,192 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

2004[edit]

Kansas's 3rd Congressional District Election (2004)
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Dennis Moore* 184,050 54.82%
Republican Kris Kobach 145,542 43.35%
Libertarian Joe Bellis 3,191 0.95%
Reform Richard Wells 2,956 0.88%
Totals 335,739 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

2006[edit]

Kansas's 3rd Congressional District Election (2006)
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Dennis Moore* 149,480 64.47%
Republican Chuck Ahner 78,446 33.84%
Reform Robert A. Conroy 3,925 1.69%
Totals 231,851 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

2008[edit]

Kansas's 3rd Congressional District Election (2008)
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Dennis Moore* 202,541 56.44%
Republican Nick Jordan 142,307 39.66%
Libertarian Joe Bellis 10,073 2.81%
Reform Roger Tucker 3,937 1.10%
Totals 358,858 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

2010[edit]

Kansas's 3rd Congressional District Election (2010)
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Kevin Yoder 136,246 58.40%
Democratic Stephene Moore 90,193 38.66%
Libertarian Jasmin Talbert 6,846 2.94%
Totals 233,285 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Republican gain from Democratic

2012[edit]

Kansas's 3rd Congressional District Election (2012)
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Kevin Yoder (incumbent) 201,087 68.5%
Libertarian Joel Balam 92,675 31.5%
Totals 293,762 100%
Republican hold

Historical district boundaries[edit]

2003 - 2013

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Partisan Voting Index Districts of the 113th Congress: 2004 & 2008". The Cook Political Report. 2012. Retrieved 2013-01-10. 
  2. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 

External links[edit]

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