Mississippi's congressional districts

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Mississippi's congressional districts since 2013[1]

Mississippi is currently divided into 4 congressional districts, each represented by a member of the United States House of Representatives. After the 2010 Census, the number of Mississippi's seats remained unchanged.

Current districts and representatives[edit]

List of members of the Mississippian United States House delegation, their terms, their district boundaries, and the districts' political ratings according to the CPVI. The delegation has a total of 4 members, including 3 Republicans and 1 Democrat.

District Representative Party CPVI Incumbency District map
1st Trent Kelly official congressional photo.jpg Trent Kelly (R-Saltillo) Republican R+16 June 2, 2015 – present Mississippi US Congressional District 1 (since 2013).tif
2nd Bennie Thompson, official portrait, 111th Congress.jpg Bennie Thompson (D-Bolton) Democratic D+14 April 13, 1993 – present Mississippi US Congressional District 2 (since 2013).tif
3rd Gregg Harper, official 111th Congress photo portrait.jpg Gregg Harper (R-Brandon) Republican R+13 January 3, 2009 – present Mississippi US Congressional District 3 (since 2013).tif
4th Steven Palazzo, Official Portrait, 112th Congress.jpg Steven Palazzo (R-Gulfport) Republican R+21 January 3, 2011 – present Mississippi US Congressional District 4 (since 2013).tif

Apportionment history[edit]

From 1789 to 1817, the Mississippi Territory was represented in Congress by a non-voting delegate. Since becoming a state on December 10, 1817, Mississippi has sent between one and eight representatives to Congress.

1817 1 1820 1830 1840 1850
1 1 2 4 5
1860 1870 1880 1890 1900
5 6 7 7 8
1910 1920 1930 1940 1950
8 8 7 7 6
1960 1970 1980 1990 2000
5 5 5 5 4
  1. Mississippi was granted statehood on December 10, 1817.

Historical and present district boundaries[edit]

Table of United States congressional district boundary maps in the State of Mississippi, presented chronologically.[2] All redistricting events that took place in Mississippi between 1973 and 2013 are shown.

Year Statewide map Jackson highlight
1973 – 1982 United States Congressional Districts in Mississippi, 1973 – 1982.tif United States Congressional Districts in Mississippi (metro highlight), 1973 – 1982.tif
1983 – 1984 United States Congressional Districts in Mississippi, 1983 – 1984.tif United States Congressional Districts in Mississippi (metro highlight), 1983 – 1984.tif
1985 – 1992 United States Congressional Districts in Mississippi, 1985 – 1992.tif United States Congressional Districts in Mississippi (metro highlight), 1985 – 1992.tif
1993 – 2002 United States Congressional Districts in Mississippi, 1993 – 2002.tif United States Congressional Districts in Mississippi (metro highlight), 1993 – 2002.tif
2003 – 2013 United States Congressional Districts in Mississippi, 2003 – 2013.tif United States Congressional Districts in Mississippi (metro highlight), 2003 – 2013.tif
Since 2013 United States Congressional Districts in Mississippi, since 2013.tif United States Congressional Districts in Mississippi (metro highlight), since 2013.tif


Obsolete districts[edit]

At-large District[edit]

Mississippi's At-large congressional district existed from the granting of statehood in 1817 to 1847 and again from 1853 to 1855.

5th District[edit]

The fifth congressional district was created after the 1850 census and abolished following the 2000 census.

6th District[edit]

The sixth congressional district was created after the 1870 census and abolished following the 1960 census.

7th District[edit]

The seventh congressional district was created after the 1880 census and abolished following the 1950 census.

8th District[edit]

The eighth congressional district was created after the 1900 census and abolished following the 1930 census.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The national atlas". nationalatlas.gov. Retrieved February 2, 2014. 
  2. ^ "Digital Boundary Definitions of United States Congressional Districts, 1789-2012.". Retrieved October 18, 2014.