The demographics of America’s state legislative districts

The state Capitol building in Lansing, Mich. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio, File)

America’s state legislators come from all walks of life, from every economic stratum and social background. Every ten years, legislators or commissions redraw the districts from which those representatives, assemblymembers, delegates and senators are elected – and today, we’re publishing the demographic data of the newly drawn districts in effect after the 2020 U.S. Census.

The data come from Brian Amos, a political scientist at Wichita State University. He used Dave’s Redistricting App as a source for the new district boundaries. All upper chambers are labeled as Senate maps; all lower chambers are labeled as House maps, with apologies to those who serve in Assemblies. Some states use the same map for both House and Senate elections; those maps are labeled “both.” And Nebraska’s unique unicameral system has its own label.

Only Montana is excluded from the new list; legislators there have yet to tackle revised maps after the Census. In New Hampshire, Amos used the House “base” map, which doesn’t take into account the state’s floterial districts – a practice used only in the Granite State to account for population requirements.

Find the data here – State Legislative District Demographics

This data is free to use. Please credit Pluribus News and Brian Amos.