Pennsylvania's 13th congressional district

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Pennsylvania's 13th congressional district
 Pennsylvania's 13th congressional district - since January 3, 2013.
Pennsylvania's 13th congressional district - since January 3, 2013.
Current Representative Allyson Schwartz (DJenkintown)
Distribution 98.46% urban, 1.54% rural
Population (2000) 646,435
Median income $49,319
Ethnicity 87.2% White, 6.1% Black, 4.1% Asian, 3.1% Hispanic, 0.1% Native American, 0.2% other
Cook PVI D+12[1]

The 13th Congressional District of Pennsylvania is located in Southeastern Pennsylvania, covering eastern Montgomery County and Northeast Philadelphia. The district traditionally included most of Montgomery County, but was redrawn in 2002, and altered again in 2012. Democrat Allyson Schwartz has represented the district since 2005.

The district had been heavily Republican in the past, but has grown more Democratic because of demographic changes and redistricting. The district has not voted Republican for President since 1988.

Demographics[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 647,435 people, 250,845 households, and 169,848 families residing in the district. The racial makeup of the district was 87.16% White, 6.05% Black or African American, 0.14% Native American, 4.05% Asian, 0.00% Pacific Islander, 1.32% from other races, and 1.24% from two or more races. 3.06% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 250,845 households out of which 30.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.3% were married couples living together, 10.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.3% were non-families. 27.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.51] and the average family size was 3.09.

In the district, the population was spread out with 23.5% under the age of 18, 7.1% from 18 to 24, 29.2% from 25 to 44, 22.9% from 45 to 64, and 17.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 92.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 88.2 males.

The median income for a household in the district was $49,319, and the median income for a family was $61,108. Males had a median income of $36,441 versus $23,719 for females. The per capita income for the district was $25,053. About 5.1% of families and 7.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 6.8% of those under age 18 and 8.5% of those age 65 or over.

List of representatives[edit]

Representative Party Years District home Note
District created in 1813
Vacant March 4, 1813 – May 13, 1813
Isaac Griffin Democratic-Republican May 13, 1813 – March 3, 1817 Nicholson Township seated due to death of John Smilie from redistricted 9th district, Unsuccessful candidate for reelection
Christian Tarr Democratic-Republican March 4, 1817 – March 3, 1821
Andrew Stewart Democratic-Republican March 4, 1821 – March 3, 1823 Uniontown Redistricted to 14th district
John Tod Jacksonian DR March 4, 1823 – ????, 1824 Redistricted from 8th district, resigned after becoming judge of Court of Common Pleas of 16th judicial district
Vacant  ?????, 1824 – December 6, 1824
Alexander Thomson Jacksonian DR December 6, 1824 - March 3, 1825
Jacksonian March 4, 1825 - May 1, 1826 Resigned
Vacant May 1, 1826 – December 4, 1826
Chauncey Forward Jacksonian December 4, 1826 – March 3, 1831
George Burd Anti-Jacksonian March 4, 1831 – March 3, 1833 Carlisle Redistricted to 18th district
Jesse Miller Jacksonian March 4, 1833 – October 30, 1836 Resigned to become the First Auditor of the United States Department of the Treasury
Vacant October 30, 1836 – December 5, 1836
James Black Jacksonian December 5, 1836 – March 3, 1837
Charles McClure Democratic March 4, 1837 – March 3, 1839 Allegheny
William Sterrett Ramsey Democratic March 4, 1839 – October 17, 1840 Died
Vacant October 17, 1840 – December 7, 1840
Charles McClure Democratic December 7, 1840 – March 3, 1841 Allegheny
Amos Gustine Democratic March 4, 1841 – March 3, 1843 Mifflintown
Henry Frick Whig March 4, 1843 – March 1, 1844 Milton Died
Vacant March 1, 1844 – April 5, 1844
James Pollock Whig April 5, 1844 – March 3, 1849
Joseph Casey Whig March 4, 1849 – March 3, 1851 New Berlin Declined to be a candidate for renomination
James Gamble Democratic March 4, 1851 – March 3, 1853 Redistricted to 15th district
AsaPacker.png Asa Packer Democratic March 4, 1853 – March 3, 1857
William H. Dimmick Democratic March 4, 1857 – March 3, 1861 Honesdale
Philip Johnson congressman.jpg Philip Johnson Democratic March 4, 1861 – March 3, 1863 Easton Redistricted to 11th district
Henry Wells Tracy.jpg Henry W. Tracy Independent Republican March 4, 1863 – March 3, 1865 Towanda
Ulysses Mercur - Brady-Handy.jpg Ulysses Mercur Republican March 4, 1865 – December 2, 1872 Towanda Resigned to become associate justice of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania
Vacant December 2, 1872 – December 24, 1872
Frank Charles Bunnell.jpg Frank C. Bunnell Republican December 24, 1872 – March 3, 1873 Tunkhannock
James D. Strawbridge Republican March 4, 1873 – March 3, 1875 Danville
James Bernard Reilly - Brady-Handy.jpg James B. Reilly Democratic March 4, 1875 – March 3, 1879 Pottsville Unsuccessful Democratic candidate for election
John W. Ryon Democratic March 4, 1879 – March 3, 1881
Charles N. Brumm Greenback March 4, 1881 - March 3, 1885 Minersville
Republican March 4, 1885 - March 3, 1889
James Bernard Reilly - Brady-Handy.jpg James B. Reilly Democratic March 4, 1889 – March 3, 1895
Charles N. Brumm Republican March 4, 1895 – March 3, 1899 Minersville
James W. Ryan Democratic March 4, 1899 – March 3, 1901
George R. Patterson Republican March 4, 1901 – March 3, 1903 Redistricted to 12th district
Marcus C.L. Kline Democratic March 4, 1903 – March 3, 1907
John Hoover Rothermel.jpg John H. Rothermel Democratic March 4, 1907 – March 3, 1915
Arthur G. Dewalt Democratic March 4, 1915 – March 3, 1921
Fred B. Gernerd Republican March 4, 1921 – March 3, 1923
George F. Brumm Republican March 4, 1923 – March 3, 1927
Cyrus M. Palmer Republican March 4, 1927 – March 3, 1929
George F. Brumm Republican March 4, 1929 – May 29, 1934 Died
Vacant May 29, 1934 – January 3, 1935
James H. Gildea Democratic January 3, 1935 – January 3, 1939
Ivor D. Fenton Republican January 3, 1939 – January 3, 1945 Redistricted to 12th district
Daniel K. Hoch Democratic January 3, 1945 – January 3, 1947 Redistricted from 14th district
Frederick A. Muhlenberg, FAIA.jpg Frederick Augustus Muhlenberg Republican January 3, 1947 – January 3, 1949 Defeated for re-election
George M. Rhodes Democratic January 3, 1949 – January 3, 1953 Reading Redistricted to 14th district
Samuel K. McConnell, Jr. Republican January 3, 1953 – September 1, 1957 Redistricted from 16th district, resigned
Vacant September 1, 1957 – November 5, 1957
John A. Lafore, Jr. Republican November 5, 1957 – January 3, 1961 Defeated for party nomination
RichardSchweiker.jpg Richard S. Schweiker Republican January 3, 1961 – January 3, 1969 Retired to run for U.S. Senate
Laurece Coughlin.png R. Lawrence Coughlin Republican January 3, 1969 – January 3, 1993 Villanova Retired
MarjorieMargolies-Mezvinsky2.jpg Marjorie Margolies-Mezvinsky Democratic January 3, 1993 – January 3, 1995 Bryn Mawr Defeated for re-election
Jon Fox.jpg Jon D. Fox Republican January 3, 1995 – January 3, 1999 Abington Township Defeated for re-election
JHoeffel.jpg Joseph M. Hoeffel Democratic January 3, 1999 – January 3, 2005 Abington Township Retired to run for U.S. Senate
Allyson Schwartz official photo.jpg Allyson Schwartz Democratic January 3, 2005–present Jenkintown Incumbent

Elections[edit]

Recent Elections[edit]

Year Election Nominee Party Votes % Nominee Party Votes %
2000 General Joseph M. Hoeffel Democratic 146,026 53% Stewart Greenleaf Republican 126,501 46%
2002 General Joseph M. Hoeffel Democratic 107,945 51% Melissa Brown Republican 100,295 47%
2004 General Allyson Schwartz Democratic 171,763 56% Melissa Brown Republican 127,205 41%
2006 General Allyson Schwartz Democratic 147,368 66% Raj Bhakta Republican 75,492 34%
2008 General Allyson Schwartz Democratic 196,868 63% Marina Kats Republican 108,271 35%
2010 General Allyson Schwartz Democratic 117,798 56% Dee Adcock Republican 91,195 44%
2012 General Allyson Schwartz Democratic 209,901 69% Joe Rooney Republican 93,918 31%

Historical district boundaries[edit]

2005 - 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]

Coordinates: 40°07′26″N 75°09′36″W / 40.12389°N 75.16000°W / 40.12389; -75.16000