South Carolina's congressional districts

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South Carolina's congressional districts since 2013[1]

There are currently 7 United States congressional districts in South Carolina. There have been as few as four and as many as nine congressional districts in South Carolina. The 9th district and the 8th district were lost after the 1840 Census. Because the state exceeded the nation's average population growth in the 2010 Census, South Carolina regained its 7th district, which had remained unused since the Civil War.

The 5th district and the 6th district were also briefly lost after the Civil War, but both had been regained by the 1880 Census.

Current districts and representatives[edit]

List of members of the South Carolinian United States House delegation, their terms, their district boundaries, and the districts' political ratings according to the CPVI. Republicans currently hold 6 seats (Districts 1,2,3,4,5,&7) while Democrats hold 1 seat (District 6).[2] South Carolina's 1st seat was vacant briefly in 2013, after incumbent Tim Scott was elected to the United States Senate.

District Representative Party CPVI Incumbency District map
1st Mark Sanford, Official Portrait, 113th Congress.jpg Mark Sanford (R-Charleston) Republican R+11 2001, May 7, 2013 – present South Carolina US Congressional District 1 (since 2013).tif
2nd Joewilson.jpeg Joseph Wilson (R-Columbia suburbs) Republican R+14 December 18, 2001 – present South Carolina US Congressional District 2 (since 2013).tif
3rd Jeff Duncan, Official Portrait, 112th Congress.jpg Jeff Duncan (R-Laurens) Republican R+16 January 3, 2011 – present South Carolina US Congressional District 3 (since 2013).tif
4th Trey Gowdy, Official Portrait, 112th Congress.jpg Trey Gowdy (R-Greenville) Republican R+15 January 3, 2011 – present South Carolina US Congressional District 4 (since 2013).tif
5th Mick Mulvaney, Official Portrait, 113th Congress.jpg Michael Mulvaney (R-Rock Hill) Republican R+9 January 3, 2011 – present South Carolina US Congressional District 5 (since 2013).tif
6th James Clyburn, official Congressional Majority Whip photo.jpg Jim Clyburn (D-Charleston/Columbia) Democratic D+17 January 3, 1993 – present South Carolina US Congressional District 6 (since 2013).tif
7th Tom Rice, Official Portrait, 113th Congress - full.jpg Tom Rice (R-Myrtle Beach) Republican R+7 January 3, 2013 – present South Carolina US Congressional District 7 (since 2013).tif

District cities and counties[edit]

2012 election results, showing partisan membership

First Congressional District[edit]

Counties

Cities

Second Congressional District[edit]

Counties

Cities

Third Congressional District[edit]

Counties

Cities

Fourth Congressional District[edit]

Counties

Cities

Fifth Congressional District[edit]

Counties

Cities

Sixth Congressional District[edit]

Counties

Cities

Seventh Congressional District[edit]

The Seventh Congressional District seat was eliminated after the 1930 U.S Census. It was re-established after the 2010 U.S. Census indicated population changes necessitated another representative to better serve the needs of the people in this area.

Counties

Cities

Historical and present district boundaries[edit]

Table of United States congressional district boundary maps in the State of South Carolina, presented chronologically.[3] All redistricting events that took place in South Carolina between 1973 and 2013 are shown.

Year Statewide map Charleston highlight
1973 – 1982 United States Congressional Districts in South Carolina, 1973 – 1982.tif
1983 – 1992 United States Congressional Districts in South Carolina, 1983 – 1992.tif United States Congressional Districts in South Carolina (metro highlight), 1983 – 1992.tif
1993 – 2002 United States Congressional Districts in South Carolina, 1993 – 2002.tif United States Congressional Districts in South Carolina (metro highlight), 1993 – 2002.tif
2003 – 2013 United States Congressional Districts in South Carolina, 2003 – 2013.tif United States Congressional Districts in South Carolina (metro highlight), 2003 – 2013.tif
Since 2013 United States Congressional Districts in South Carolina, since 2013.tif United States Congressional Districts in South Carolina (metro highlight), since 2013.tif

Obsolete districts[edit]

Eighth Congressional District[edit]

The Eighth Congressional District seat was eliminated after the 1840 census.

Ninth Congressional District[edit]

The Ninth Congressional District seat was eliminated after the 1840 census.

See also[edit]

References[edit]