Kansas's 4th congressional district

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Kansas's 4th congressional district
Current Representative Mike Pompeo (RWichita)
Distribution 78.90% urban, 21.10% rural
Population (2000) 672,101
Median income $40,917
Ethnicity 83.6% White, 6.9% Black, 2.4% Asian, 6.6% Hispanic, 1.2% Native American, 0.7% other
Cook PVI R+14[1]

Kansas's 4th congressional district is a congressional district in the U.S. state of Kansas. Based in the south central part of the state, the district encompasses the city of Wichita and surrounding areas.

The district is currently represented by Republican Mike Pompeo who was elected in 2010 to succeed fellow Republican Todd Tiahrt who vacated the seat in his unsuccessful bid for the Republican nomination for the U.S. Senate.

The district from 2003 to 2013

Demographics[edit]

Following redistricting after the 2000 U.S. Census,[2] there were 672,101 people, 261,106 households, and 177,358 families residing in the district. The population density was 70.5/mi² over a land area of 9,531 square miles (24,690 km2). There were 285,830 housing units at an average density of 30.0/mi². The racial makeup of the district is 83.56% White, 6.86% Black or African American, 2.44% Asian, 1.23% Native American, 0.05% Pacific Islander, 3.28% from other races, and 2.59% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 6.57% of the population.

There were 261,106 households out of which 36.53% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.87% were married couples living together, 10.14% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.07% were non-families. 27.62% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.99% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.52 and the average family size was 3.10.

In the district the population distribution by age is 27.69% under the age of 18, 9.13% from 18 to 24, 28.98% from 25 to 44, 21.19% from 45 to 64, and 13.00% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35.0 years. For every 100 females there were 97.32 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.67 males.

The median income for a household in the district is $40,917, and the median income for a family was $49,650. Males had a median income of $36,701 versus $25,237 for females. The per capita income for the district was $20,041. About 7.0% of families and 9.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 12.1% of those under age 18 and 7.6% of those age 65 or over.

Among the population aged 16 years and older, 66.4% was in the civilian labor force and 0.6% were in the armed forces. Of the employed civilian workers, 12.5% were government workers and 6.7% were self-employed. Management, professional, and related occupations employed 31.5% of the work force and sales and office occupations an additional 25.5%. Only 0.5% are employed in farming, fishing, and forestry occupations. The largest employment by industry was: manufacturing, 24.1%; educational, health and social services, 20.8%; and retail trade, 11.0%. Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting, and mining industries only employed 2.0%.

List of representatives[edit]

Congress Congressman Term Party Residence Notes
District created March 4, 1885
49th TRyan.jpg Thomas Ryan March 4, 1885 - April 4, 1889 Republican Topeka Redistricted from the 3rd district, Resigned after being appointed Minister to Mexico
50th
51st No image.svg Harrison Kelley December 2, 1889 - March 3, 1891 Republican Burlington
52nd No image.svg John G. Otis March 4, 1891 - March 3, 1893 Populist Topeka
53rd Charles Curtis-portrait.jpg Charles Curtis March 4, 1893 - March 3, 1899 Republican Topeka Redistricted to the 1st district
54th
55th
56th No image.svg James M. Miller March 4, 1899 - March 3, 1911 Republican Council Grove
57th
58th
59th
60th
61st
62nd FredSJackson.jpg Fred S. Jackson March 4, 1911 - March 3, 1913 Republican Eureka
63rd DudleyDoolittle.jpg Dudley Doolittle March 4, 1913 - March 3, 1919 Democratic Strong City
64th
65th
66th HomerHoch.jpg Homer Hoch March 4, 1919 - March 3, 1933 Republican Marion
67th
68th
69th
70th
71st
72nd
73rd No image.svg Randolph Carpenter March 4, 1933 - January 3, 1937 Democratic Marion
74th
75th No image.svg Edward H. Rees January 3, 1937 - January 3, 1961 Republican Emporia
76th
77th
78th
79th
80th
81st
82nd
83rd
84th
85th
86th
87th Garner Shriver.jpg Garner E. Shriver January 3, 1961 - January 3, 1977 Republican Wichita
88th
89th
90th
91st
92nd
93rd
94th
95th Dan glickman.jpg Dan Glickman January 3, 1977 - January 3, 1995 Democratic Wichita
96th
97th
98th
99th
100th
101st
102nd
103rd
104th Todd Tiahrt, official portrait, 111th Congress.jpg Todd Tiahrt January 3, 1995 - January 3, 2011 Republican Goddard
105th
106th
107th
108th
109th
110th
111th
112th Mike Pompeo Official Portrait 112th Congress.jpg Mike Pompeo January 3, 2011 - present Republican Wichita Incumbent
113th

Recent Election Results[edit]

2002[edit]

Kansas's 4th Congressional District Election (2002)
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Todd Tiahrt* 114,354 60.68%
Democratic Carlos Nolla 69,560 36.91%
Libertarian Maike Warren 4,544 2.41%
Totals 188,458 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

2004[edit]

Kansas's 4th Congressional District Election (2004)
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Todd Tiahrt* 173,151 66.11%
Democratic Michael Kinard 81,388 31.07%
Libertarian David Loomis 7,376 2.82%
Totals 261,915 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

2006[edit]

Kansas's 4th Congressional District Election (2006)
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Todd Tiahrt* 113,676 63.69%
Democratic Garth J. McGinn 60,297 33.78%
Reform Joy Holt 4,516 2.53%
Totals 178,489 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

2008[edit]

Kansas's 4th Congressional District Election (2008)
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Todd Tiahrt* 177,617 63.41%
Democratic Donald Betts, Jr. 90,706 32.38%
Reform Susan Ducey 6,441 2.30%
Libertarian Steven Rosile 5,345 1.91%
Totals 280,109 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

2010[edit]

Kansas's 4th Congressional District Election (2010)
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Mike Pompeo 119,575 58.79%
Democratic Raj Goyle 74,143 36.46%
Reform Susan Ducey 5,041 2.48%
Libertarian Shawn S. Smith 4,624 2.94%
Totals 203,383 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

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. 

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