Louisiana's congressional districts
The U.S. state of Louisiana currently has six congressional districts. The state has had as many as eight districts; the eighth district was eliminated on January 3, 1993 after results of the 1990 Census, and the seventh district was eliminated in 2013 after the results of the 2010 Census.
Louisiana was purchased from France in 1803, and the territory was organized into the District of Louisiana and the Territory of Orleans in 1804. Areas that are within the current boundaries of Louisiana, but were outside the Territory of Orleans, were ceded by the Spanish in the Adams-Onís Treaty of 1819. From 1806 until 1811, the Territory of Orleans sent one non-voting delegate to the U.S. House of Representatives. Upon Louisiana's admission to the United States in 1812, and until 1823, Louisiana had only one at-large representative. In 1823, three districts were granted to Louisiana. By 1875, Louisiana had six districts.
Current districts and representatives
List of members of the Louisianian United States House delegation, their terms, their district boundaries, and the districts' political ratings according to the CPVI. The delegation has a total of 6 members, including 5 Republicans and 1 Democrat.
|District||Representative||Party||CPVI||Incumbent time in office||District map|
|1st||Steve Scalise (R–Jefferson)||Republican||R+26||May 3, 2008 – present|
|2nd||Cedric Richmond (D–New Orleans)||Democratic||D+23||January 3, 2011 – present|
|3rd||Charles Boustany (R–Lafayette)||Republican||R+19||January 3, 2005 – present|
|4th||John C. Fleming (R–Minden)||Republican||R+13||January 3, 2009 – present|
|5th||Vance McAllister (R–Swartz)||Republican||R+15||November 16, 2013 – present|
|6th||Bill Cassidy (R–Baton Rouge)||Republican||R+21||January 3, 2009 – present|
Historical and present district boundaries
Table of United States congressional district boundary maps in the State of Louisiana, presented chronologically. All redistricting events that took place in Louisiana between 1973 and 2013 are shown.
|Year||Statewide map||New Orleans highlight|
|1973 – 1982|
|1983 – 1984|
|1985 – 1992|
|1993 – 1994|
|1995 – 1996|
|1997 – 2002|
|2003 – 2013|
- Orleans Territory's at-large congressional district, obsolete since statehood
- Louisiana's at-large congressional district (1812–1823; 1873–1875)
- Louisiana's 7th congressional district, obsolete since the 2010 census
- Louisiana's 8th congressional district, obsolete since the 1990 census
- "The National Atlas". nationalatlas.gov. Retrieved June 12, 2014.
- "Digital Boundary Definitions of United States Congressional Districts, 1789-2012.". Retrieved October 18, 2014.