Kansas's 3rd congressional district
Kansas's 3rd congressional district is a congressional district in the U.S. state of Kansas. Located in eastern Kansas, the district encompasses all of Wyandotte and Johnson counties and parts of Miami county. The district includes the heart of the Kansas side of the Kansas City metropolitan area, including Kansas City, Overland Park, Lenexa, Shawnee, Spring Hill, DeSoto, and Olathe. The district is currently represented by Democrat Sharice Davids, who was first elected in 2018, defeating Republican incumbent Kevin Yoder.
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Kansas's 3rd congressional district since January 3, 2013
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Following redistricting after the 2000 U.S. Census,[needs update] there were 672,124 people, 258,439 households, and 173,022 families residing in the district. The population density was 864.4/mi2 over a land area of 778 square miles (2,020 km2). There were 272,721 housing units at an average density of 350.7/mi2. The racial makeup of the district is 82.70% White, 8.88% Black or African American, 2.60% Asian, 0.70% Native American, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 3.09% from other races, and 1.99% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 6.79% of the population.
There were 258,439 households, out of which 36.52% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.21% were married couples living together, 10.27% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.05% were non-families. 26.12% of all households were made up of individuals, and 7.35% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.55 and the average family size was 3.11.
In the district the population distribution by age is 26.60% under the age of 18, 10.49% from 18 to 24, 31.65% from 25 to 44, 21.17% from 45 to 64, and 10.09% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 33.6 years. For every 100 females there were 95.78 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.54 males.
The median income for a household in the district is $51,118, and the median income for a family was $62,695. Males had a median income of $42,348 versus $30,353 for females. The per capita income for the district was $26,133. About 4.9% of families and 7.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 8.7% of those under age 18 and 6.0% of those age 65 or over.
Among the population aged 16 years and older, 71.0% was in the civilian labor force and 0.1% were in the armed forces. Of the employed civilian workers, 12.8% were government workers and 5.6% were self-employed. Management, professional, and related occupations employed 41.5% of the work force and sales and office occupations an additional 28.8%. Only 0.2% were employed in farming, fishing, and forestry occupations. The largest employment by industry was: educational, health and social services, 19.8%; professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services, 12.0%; retail trade, 11.8%; and manufacturing, 10.4%. Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting, and mining industries only employed 0.4%.
The district's character is very different from the rest of Kansas, largely due to the influence of Kansas City and its suburbs. While Kansas's other congressional districts include significant rural territory, the 3rd is almost exclusively urban and suburban. As such, it is much friendlier to Democrats than the rest of the state. It was the only district in Kansas carried by Barack Obama in 2008 and Hillary Clinton in 2016. The largest county, Johnson, leans Republican, though the brand of Republicanism practiced in the county has traditionally been a moderate one. The second-largest, Wyandotte, has long been one of the most Democratic counties in the state.
List of members representing the districtEdit
Election results from presidential racesEdit
|Year||Office||Results||Party that won the district|
|2000||President||George W. Bush 53% - Al Gore 42%||Republican Party|
|2004||President||George W. Bush 55% - John Kerry 44%||Republican Party|
|2008||President||Barack Obama 51% - John McCain 48%||Democratic Party|
|2012||President||Mitt Romney 54% - Barack Obama 46%||Republican Party|
|2016||President||Hillary Clinton 47% - Donald Trump 46%||Democratic Party|
|2020||President||Joe Biden 54% - Donald Trump 43%||Democratic Party|
Recent election resultsEdit
|Reform||Robert A. Conroy||3,925||1.69|
|Republican gain from Democratic|
|Republican||Kevin Yoder (incumbent)||201,087||68.5|
|Republican||Kevin Yoder (incumbent)||134,493||60.02|
|Republican||Kevin Yoder (incumbent)||176,022||51.3|
|Republican||Kevin Yoder (incumbent)||136,104||44.2|
|Democratic gain from Republican|
|Democratic||Sharice Davids (incumbent)||220,049||53.6|
Historical district boundariesEdit
- Center for New Media & Promotion (CNMP), US Census Bureau. "My Congressional District". www.census.gov.
- "Partisan Voting Index – Districts of the 115th Congress" (PDF). The Cook Political Report. April 7, 2017. Retrieved April 7, 2017.
- "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.