List of Maryland congressional districts

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File:Maryland Congressional Districts, 113th Congress.tif
Maryland's congressional districts since 2013[1]

Maryland is divided into eight congressional districts, each represented by a member of the United States House of Representatives. After the 2010 Census, the number of Maryland's seats remained unchanged, giving evidence of stable population growth relative to the United States at large. Maryland is considered to be one of the most gerrymandered states in the country.[2]

Maryland is unusual in that its number of districts is at an all-time high and is tied with the state's previous record of seats, which was set and lost in the early nineteenth century.

Current districts and representatives

List of members of the Marylander United States House delegation, their terms, their district boundaries, and the districts' political ratings according to the CPVI. The delegation has eight members, including seven Democrats and one Republican.


District Representative Party CPVI Incumbency District map
1st Andy Harris, Official Portrait, 112th Congress.jpg Andrew P. Harris (R-Delmarva) Republican R+14 January 3, 2011 – present Maryland US Congressional District 1 (since 2013).tif
2nd Dutchruppersberger.jpeg Dutch Ruppersberger (D-Baltimore) Democratic D+7 January 3, 2003 – present Maryland US Congressional District 2 (since 2013).tif
3rd Johnsarbanes.jpeg John Sarbanes (D-Towson) Democratic D+7 January 3, 2007 – present Maryland US Congressional District 3 (since 2013).tif
4th Donna Edwards Official.jpg Donna Edwards (D-Fort Washington) Democratic D+23 June 17, 2008 – present Maryland US Congressional District 4 (since 2013).tif
5th Steny Hoyer, official photo as Whip.jpg Steny Hoyer (D-Mechanicsville) Democratic D+11 May 19, 1981 – present Maryland US Congressional District 5 (since 2013).tif
6th John Delaney 113th Congress official photo.jpg John Delaney (D-Frederick) Democratic D+4 January 3, 2013 – present Maryland US Congressional District 6 (since 2013).tif
7th Elijah Cummings23.jpg Elijah Cummings (D-Baltimore) Democratic D+23 April 16, 1996 – present Maryland US Congressional District 7 (since 2013).tif
8th Chris Van Hollen official portrait, 2010.jpg Chris Van Hollen (D-Kensington) Democratic D+10 January 3, 2003 – present Maryland US Congressional District 8 (since 2013).tif

Historical and present district boundaries

Table of United States congressional district boundary maps in the State of Maryland, presented chronologically.[3] All redistricting events that took place in Maryland between 1973 and 2013 are shown.

Year Statewide map Baltimore highlight
1973 – 1982 400px 400px
1983 – 1992 400px 400px
1993 – 2002 400px 400px
2003 – 2013 400px 400px
Since 2013 United States Congressional Districts in Maryland, since 2013.tif United States Congressional Districts in Maryland (metro highlight), since 2013.tif


Obsolete districts

See also

References

  1. "The national atlas". nationalatlas.gov. Retrieved February 2, 2014.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. Ingraham, Christopher. "America's most gerrymandered congressional districts". The Washington Post. Retrieved 16 July 2015.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  3. "Digital Boundary Definitions of United States Congressional Districts, 1789-2012". Retrieved October 18, 2014.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>