Kansas's 4th congressional district
|Kansas's 4th congressional district|
|Current Representative||Mike Pompeo (R–Wichita)|
|Distribution||78.90% urban, 21.10% rural|
|Ethnicity||83.6% White, 6.9% Black, 2.4% Asian, 6.6% Hispanic, 1.2% Native American, 0.7% other|
Kansas's 4th congressional district is a congressional district in the U.S. state of Kansas. Based in the south central part of the state, the district encompasses the city of Wichita and surrounding areas.
The district is currently represented by Republican Mike Pompeo who was elected in 2010 to succeed fellow Republican Todd Tiahrt who vacated the seat in his unsuccessful bid for the Republican nomination for the U.S. Senate.
Following redistricting after the 2000 U.S. Census, there were 672,101 people, 261,106 households, and 177,358 families residing in the district. The population density was 70.5/mi² over a land area of 9,531 square miles (24,690 km2). There were 285,830 housing units at an average density of 30.0/mi². The racial makeup of the district is 83.56% White, 6.86% Black or African American, 2.44% Asian, 1.23% Native American, 0.05% Pacific Islander, 3.28% from other races, and 2.59% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 6.57% of the population.
There were 261,106 households out of which 36.53% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.87% were married couples living together, 10.14% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.07% were non-families. 27.62% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.99% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.52 and the average family size was 3.10.
In the district the population distribution by age is 27.69% under the age of 18, 9.13% from 18 to 24, 28.98% from 25 to 44, 21.19% from 45 to 64, and 13.00% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35.0 years. For every 100 females there were 97.32 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.67 males.
The median income for a household in the district is $40,917, and the median income for a family was $49,650. Males had a median income of $36,701 versus $25,237 for females. The per capita income for the district was $20,041. About 7.0% of families and 9.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 12.1% of those under age 18 and 7.6% of those age 65 or over.
Among the population aged 16 years and older, 66.4% was in the civilian labor force and 0.6% were in the armed forces. Of the employed civilian workers, 12.5% were government workers and 6.7% were self-employed. Management, professional, and related occupations employed 31.5% of the work force and sales and office occupations an additional 25.5%. Only 0.5% are employed in farming, fishing, and forestry occupations. The largest employment by industry was: manufacturing, 24.1%; educational, health and social services, 20.8%; and retail trade, 11.0%. Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting, and mining industries only employed 2.0%.
List of representatives
Recent Election Results
|Kansas's 4th Congressional District Election (2002)|
|Kansas's 4th Congressional District Election (2004)|
|Kansas's 4th Congressional District Election (2006)|
|Democratic||Garth J. McGinn||60,297||33.78|
|Kansas's 4th Congressional District Election (2008)|
|Democratic||Donald Betts, Jr.||90,706||32.38|
|Kansas's 4th Congressional District Election (2010)|
|Libertarian||Shawn S. Smith||4,624||2.94|
Historical district boundaries
- "Partisan Voting Index Districts of the 113th Congress: 2004 & 2008" (PDF). The Cook Political Report. 2012. Retrieved 2013-01-10.
- "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.