Mississippi's congressional districts

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 representativesEdit

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 (R-Saltillo) Republican R+16 June 2, 2015 – present  
2nd   Bennie Thompson (D-Bolton) Democratic D+14 April 13, 1993 – present  
3rd   Michael Guest (R-Brandon) Republican R+13 January 3, 2019 – present  
4th   Steven Palazzo (R-Gulfport) Republican R+21 January 3, 2011 – present  

Apportionment historyEdit

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 boundariesEdit

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    
1983–1984    
1985–1992    
1993–2002    
2003–2013    
Since 2013    

Obsolete districtsEdit

At-large DistrictEdit

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

5th DistrictEdit

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

6th DistrictEdit

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

7th DistrictEdit

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

8th DistrictEdit

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

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "The national atlas". nationalatlas.gov. Archived from the original on February 22, 2014. Retrieved February 2, 2014.
  2. ^ "Digital Boundary Definitions of United States Congressional Districts, 1789–2012". Retrieved October 18, 2014.