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115th Congressional Districts: Analysis and Insights

.. interpretative data analytics; tools, data & methods ..  this section is focused on 115th Congressional District geographic, demographic and economic patterns and characteristics. Use tools and data reviewed here to examine/analyze characteristics of one congressional district (CD) or a group of CDs based on state, party or other attribute. Use the GIS resources described here for general CD reference/pattern/analytical views, to examine current demographics and demographic change and for redistricting applications. See this related Web section for more details.

Examining the 115th Congressional Districts
• the 115th Congress runs from January 2017 through December 2018.
• FL, MN, NC, VA have redistricted since the 114th CD vintage;
  .. some 115th CDs have new boundaries compared the 114th CDs.
• view, rank, compare CDs using the interactive table.
  .. table uses ACS 2015 data for 115th CDs & include incumbent attributes.
  .. examine districts by party affiliation.
• use these more detailed 114th CD interactive tables
  .. data based on 2015 American Community Survey – ACS 2015.
  .. corresponding data for the 115th CDs from ACS 2016 available Sept 2017.
• use the new GIS project including 114th & 115th CDs described below.
  .. create CD thematic and reference maps;
  .. examine CDs in context of other geography & subject matter.
• join us in the April 25 Data Analytics Lab session

Visual Analysis of Congressional Districts
The following views 1) provide insights into patterns among the 115th CDs and 2) illustrate how 114th to 115th geographic change can be examined. Use CV XE GIS software with the GIS project to create and examine alternative views.

Patterns of Household Income by 115th Congressional District
The following graphic shows the patterns of the median household income by 115th Congressional District based on the American Community Survey 2015 1-year estimates (ACS2015). The legend in the lower left shows data intervals and color/pattern assignment

.. view developed with ProximityOne CV XE GIS and related GIS project.

Charlotte NC-SC Metro Area
  – with 114th/115th Congressional District 12

The following graphic shows North Carolina CD 12 with 114th boundary (blue) and 115th boundary (pale yellow) and Charlotte metro bold brown boundary. Click graphic for larger view with more detail. Expand browser window for best view.

.. view developed using the CVGIS software.

• View zoom-in to Charlotte city & Mecklenburg County.

115th Congressional District Interactive Table
Use the interactive table to examine characteristics of one congressional district (CD) or a group of CDs. The following graphic illustrates use of the interactive table. First, the party type was selected, Democratic incumbents in this example. Next, the income and educational attainment columns were selected. Third, the set of districts were sorted on median household income. It is quick and easy to determine that CA18 has the highest median household income and that the MHI is $1,139,900. Try using the table to examine districts of interest.

Join me in a Data Analytics Lab session to discuss more details about accessing and using wide-ranging demographic-economic data and data analytics. Learn more about using these data for areas and applications of interest.

About the Author
— Warren Glimpse is former senior Census Bureau statistician responsible for innovative data access and use operations. He is also the former associate director of the U.S. Office of Federal Statistical Policy and Standards for data access and use. He has more than 20 years of experience in the private sector developing data resources and tools for integration and analysis of geographic, demographic, economic and business data. Contact Warren. Join Warren on LinkedIn.

Congressional District Incumbents by Location; Income & Housing Value

.. examining patterns/characteristics of 114th Congress incumbents and congressional districts … in 2014, the median family income among all 114th Congressional Districts ranged from $27,410 (NY15) to $136,376 (CA33). How do districts of interest compare? How are income and housing value among these districts changing? Use the interactive table in this section to query, view, rank, compare demographic-economic attributes among the 114th Congressional Districts. Where are incumbents located within their district? View incumbent locations and attributes in context patterns/characteristics of congressional districts using GIS tools and data. See details below. See related Web section with interactive ranking table by incumbent with district attributes.

2014 Median Household Income by 114th Congressional District
The following graphic illustrates use of the ACS 2014 data to develop a thematic pattern map of median household income by 114th Congressional District. This graphic makes use of one subject matter item among hundreds of ACS subject matter items tabulated. Click graphic for larger view showing legend and mini profile example.

— view developed using CV XE GIS software and related GIS project.
— see details for information about the data used to develop the above view.
— click graphic for larger view with county overlay.
    … larger view illustrates mini-profile for CD Missouri 04 (see pointer in map).

114th Congressional District Members by Location & Party
— showing incumbents as markers by party
Republicans as blue square markers; Democrats as red circular markers.
114th Congressional Districts with patterns of 2014 median family income.

— view developed using CV XE GIS software and related GIS project.

Hard Line Republicans
Incumbents are shown as hard line republicans (red square markers) and other incumbents (yellow circle markers). Incumbent locations (city-state) were geocoded enabling the view of incumbents by their city-state location. It is easy to see in the map view that there are no Hard Line Republican Incumbents (HLRIs) in California. Click graphic for larger view showing legend and mini profile example.

— view developed using CV XE GIS software and related GIS project.
— see details for information about data used to develop the above view.
— click above graphic for larger view with county overlay.
    … larger view illustrates mini-profile for Houston district (see pointer in map).

See main Congressional Districts page and Analyzing Characteristics of 113th/114th Congressional Districts section.

Join us in a Data Analytics Lab session to explore use of these resources and how to link/analyze these data in context of other data.

About the Author
— Warren Glimpse is former senior Census Bureau statistician responsible for innovative data access and use operations. He is also the former associate director of the U.S. Office of Federal Statistical Policy and Standards for data access and use. He has more than 20 years of experience in the private sector developing data resources and tools for integration and analysis of geographic, demographic, economic and business data.