Oklahoma's 5th congressional district
|Oklahoma's 5th congressional district|
|Current Representative||Steve Russell (R–Oklahoma City)|
|Distribution||87.53% urban, 12.47% rural|
|Ethnicity||70.9% White, 13.7% Black, 2.6% Asian, 8.3% Hispanic, 4.7% Native American, 0.6% other|
Oklahoma's Fifth Congressional District is a U.S. congressional district in Oklahoma, which elects a representative to the United States House of Representatives. It borders all of the other congressional districts in the state except the state's first congressional district. It is densely populated and covers only three counties: most of Oklahoma County (the part not included in Oklahoma's 4th congressional district), Pottawatomie County, and Seminole County.
The district has been held by a Republican since January 23, 1975, when Democrat John Jarman changed political parties. Before Jarman, the seat had leaned Democratic since 1931.
George W. Bush received 64 percent of the vote in this district in 2004.
According to the 2000 Census, the district is 87.53 percent urban, 26.17 percent non-white, and has a population that is 8.26 percent Latino and 6.76 percent foreign-born. Only 2.74 percent of adults working in the district commute using public transportation, on a bike or on foot. 8.49 percent of adults aged 25 and older in the district have a Master's, PhD or Professional Degree.
Recent election results from state-wide races
|Year||Office||District winner and results|
|2000||President||Bush 62% - 38%|
|2004||President||Bush 64% - 36%|
|2008||President||McCain 59% - 41%|
List of representatives
Historical district boundaries
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