Massachusetts's congressional districts

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The Commonwealth's districts since 2013

After the 1890 Census and starting with the Fifty-third United States Congress in 1893, Massachusetts Congressional Districts were numbered west to east: with the first district in the west (Berkshire County) and the highest numbered district at Cape Cod.

Before then, the district numeration was not as consistent; sometimes running east to west, other times going counter-clockwise around Boston.

Current districts

History of Apportionment

Census
Year
Resident
Populationnb 1
Number of
Representativesnb 2
Constituents
per Representative
(Massachusetts)
Constituents
per Representative
(nationally)
1789 No Census 8 N/A N/A
1790 378,787 14 27,056 30,000
1800 422,845 17 24,873 33,000
1810 472,040 20 23,602 35,000
1820 523,287 13 40,253 40,000
1830 610,408 12 50,867 47,700
1840 737,699 10 73,770 70,680
1850 994,514 11 90,410 93,425
1860 1,231,066 10 123,107 127,381
1870 1,457,351 11 132,486 131,425
1880 1,783,085 12 148,590 151,912
1890 2,238,947 13 172,227 173,901
1900 2,805,346 14 200,381 194,182
1910 3,366,416 16 210,401 212,407
1920 3,852,356 16 N/A N/A
1930 4,249,614 15 283,307 280.675
1940 4,316,721 14 308,337 301,164
1950 4,690,514 14 335,037 344,587
1960 5,148,578 12 429,048 410,481
1970 5,689,170 12 477,223 469,088
1980 5,737,093 11 521,549 519,235
1990 6,016,425 10 602,905 572,466
2000 6,349,097 10 635,557 646,952
2010 6,547,629 9 12 728,849 710,767

Source: U.S. Census Bureau.

Historical district boundaries

See also

Notes

  1. ^ The resident population excludes the overseas population.
  2. ^ Congressional apportionment for each state is based upon (1) the resident population and (2) the overseas U.S. military and federal civilian employees (and their dependents living with them) allocated to their home state, as reported by the employing federal agencies.

References

  1. ^ "Deval Patrick Signs New Massachusetts Map", Roll Call (Washington, DC), November 21, 2011 
  2. ^ "Massachusetts Redistricting Analysis". Daily Kos. November 14, 2011. Retrieved November 27, 2013. 

Further reading

19th century

  • "Massachusetts". Congressional Directory for the Second Session of the Thirty-Seventh Congress. Washington DC: House of Representatives. 1861. 
  • Ben. Perley Poore (1869). "Massachusetts". Congressional Directory for the First Session of the Forty-First Congress (2nd ed.). Washington DC: Government Printing Office. 
  • Ben. Perley Poore (1878). "Massachusetts". Congressional Directory: 45th Congress (3rd ed.). Washington DC: Government Printing Office. 
  • Ben. Perley Poore (1882). "Massachusetts". Congressional Directory: 47th Congress (3rd ed.). Washington DC: Government Printing Office. 
  • Ben. Perley Poore (1884). "Massachusetts". Congressional Directory: Forty-Eighth Congress (2nd ed.). Washington DC: Government Printing Office. 
  • W.H. Michael (1889). "Massachusetts". Official Congressional Directory: Fiftieth Congress (2nd ed.). Washington DC: Government Printing Office. 
  • Francis M. Cox (1893). "Massachusetts". Official Congressional Directory: Fifty-Third Congress (2nd ed.). Washington DC: Government Printing Office. 
  • L.A. Coolidge (1897). "Massachusetts". Official Congressional Directory: Fifty-Fifth Congress. Washington DC: Government Printing Office. 

20th century

  • "Massachusetts". Official Congressional Directory: Fifty-Sixth Congress (2nd ed.). Washington DC: Government Printing Office. 1900. 
  • A.J. Halford (1903). "Massachusetts". Official Congressional Directory: Fifty-Eighth Congress. Washington DC: Government Printing Office. 
  • A.J. Halford (1909). "Massachusetts". Congressional Directory: 60th Congress (2nd ed.). Washington DC: Government Printing Office. 
  • "Massachusetts". Official Congressional Directory: 64th Congress (2nd ed.). Washington DC: Government Printing Office. 1916. 
  • Commonwealth of Massachusetts (1921), "Population of Congressional Districts", Population of Massachusetts as determined by the fourteenth census of the United States 1920, Boston: Wright & Potter 
  • "Massachusetts". Official Congressional Directory: 68th Congress (3rd ed.). Washington DC: Government Printing Office. 1924. 
  • "Massachusetts". Official Congressional Directory: 70th Congress. Washington DC: Government Printing Office. 1927. 
  • "Massachusetts". Official Congressional Directory: 73rd Congress (2nd ed.). Washington DC: Government Printing Office. 1934. 
  • "Massachusetts". Official Congressional Directory: 75th Congress (2nd ed.). Washington DC: Government Printing Office. 1938. 
  • "Massachusetts". Official Congressional Directory: 80th Congress. Washington DC: Government Printing Office. 1947. 
  • "Massachusetts". Official Congressional Directory: 81st Congress. Washington DC: Government Printing Office. 1949. 
  • "Massachusetts". Official Congressional Directory: 83rd Congress. Washington DC: Government Printing Office. 1953. 
  • "Massachusetts". Official Congressional Directory: 85th Congress. Washington DC: Government Printing Office. 1958. 
  • "Massachusetts". Congressional Directory: 87th Congress. Washington DC: Government Printing Office. 1961. 
  • "Massachusetts". Official Congressional Directory: 88th Congress. Washington DC: Government Printing Office. 1963. 
  • "Massachusetts". Official Congressional Directory: 90th Congress. Washington DC: Government Printing Office. 1968. 
  • "Massachusetts". Official Congressional Directory: 92nd Congress. Washington DC: Government Printing Office. 1972. 
  • "Massachusetts". Official Congressional Directory: 93rd Congress. Washington DC: Government Printing Office. 1973. 
  • "Massachusetts", 1977 Official Congressional Directory: 95th Congress, Washington DC: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1977 
  • "Massachusetts". 1985-1986 Official Congressional Directory: 99th Congress. Washington DC: Government Printing Office. 1985. 
  • "Massachusetts". 1991-1992 Official Congressional Directory: 102nd Congress. Washington DC: Government Printing Office. 1991. 

21st century

  • "Massachusetts", 2003-2004 Official Congressional Directory for the 108th Congress, Washington DC: U.S. Government Printing Office, 2003 

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