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South Carolina's congressional districts

South Carolina's congressional districts since 2013[1]

There are currently seven United States congressional districts in South Carolina. There have been as few as four and as many as nine congressional districts in South Carolina. The 9th district and the 8th district were lost after the 1840 Census. Because the state exceeded the nation's average population growth in the 2010 Census, South Carolina regained its 7th district, which had remained unused since the Civil War.

The 5th district and the 6th district were also briefly lost after the Civil War, but both had been regained by the 1880 Census.

Current districts and representativesEdit

List of members of the South Carolinian United States House delegation, their terms, their district boundaries, and the districts' political ratings according to the CPVI. The House delegation has 7 members, including 5 Republicans and 2 Democrats as of 2018.[2]

District Representative Party CPVI Incumbency District map
1st   Joe Cunningham (D-Charleston) Democratic R+10[3] January 3, 2019 – present  
2nd   Joe Wilson (R-Springdale) Republican R+13[3] December 18, 2001 – present  
3rd   Jeff Duncan (R-Laurens) Republican R+19[3] January 3, 2011 – present  
4th   William Timmons (R-Greenville) Republican R+15[3] January 3, 2019 – present  
5th   Ralph Norman (R-Rock Hill) Republican R+9[3] June 20, 2017 – present  
6th   Jim Clyburn (D-Columbia) Democratic D+20[3] January 3, 1993 – present  
7th   Tom Rice (R-Myrtle Beach) Republican R+9[3] January 3, 2013 – present  

District cities and countiesEdit

 
2012 election results, showing partisan membership

First Congressional DistrictEdit

Counties

Cities

Second Congressional DistrictEdit

Counties

Cities

Third Congressional DistrictEdit

Counties

Cities

Fourth Congressional DistrictEdit

Counties

Cities

Fifth Congressional DistrictEdit

Counties

Cities

Sixth Congressional DistrictEdit

Counties

Cities

Seventh Congressional DistrictEdit

The Seventh Congressional District seat was eliminated after the 1930 U.S Census. It was re-established after the 2010 U.S. Census indicated population changes necessitated another representative to better serve the needs of the people in this area.

Counties

Cities

Historical and present district boundariesEdit

Table of United States congressional district boundary maps in the State of South Carolina, presented chronologically.[5] All redistricting events that took place in South Carolina between 1973 and 2013 are shown.

Year Statewide map Charleston highlight
1973–1982  
1983–1992    
1993–2002    
2003–2013    
Since 2013    

Obsolete districtsEdit

Eighth Congressional DistrictEdit

The Eighth Congressional District seat was eliminated after the 1840 census.

Ninth Congressional DistrictEdit

The Ninth Congressional District seat was eliminated after the 1840 census.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "The national atlas". nationalatlas.gov. Archived from the original on February 22, 2014. Retrieved February 2, 2014.
  2. ^ http://www.house.gov/representatives/#state_sc
  3. ^ a b c d e f g "PVI Map and District List". The Cook Political Report. Retrieved 2019-01-05.
  4. ^ "South Carolina's 7th Congressional District - Ballotpedia". Ballotpedia. Retrieved 2018-09-28.
  5. ^ "Digital Boundary Definitions of United States Congressional Districts, 1789–2012". Retrieved October 18, 2014.