New York's congressional districts

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Map of New York's congressional districts since 2013[1]

The U.S. state of New York currently comprises 27 congressional districts. Each district elects one member of the United States House of Representatives who sits on its behalf.[2] The state was redistricted in 2013, following the 2010 U.S. Census; it lost two seats in Congress.[3]

Current districts and representatives[edit]

List of members of the New York United States House delegation, district boundaries, and district political ratings according to the CPVI, the delegation has a total of 26 members, with 17 Democrats and 9 Republicans. One seat is currently vacant.

District Representative Party CPVI In office since District map
1st Lee Zeldin new official portrait.jpg Lee Zeldin (R-Shirley) Republican R+5 January 3, 2015 New York US Congressional District 1 (since 2013).tif
2nd Peterking.jpg Peter King (R-Seaford) Republican R+3 January 3, 1993 New York US Congressional District 2 (since 2013).tif
3rd Thomas Suozzi official photo.jpg Thomas Suozzi (D-Glen Cove) Democratic D+1 January 3, 2017 New York US Congressional District 3 (since 2013).tif
4th Kathleen Rice official photo (cropped).jpg Kathleen Rice (D-Garden City) Democratic D+4 January 3, 2015 New York US Congressional District 4 (since 2013).tif
5th Gregory Meeks, Official Photo.jpg Gregory Meeks (D-Jamaica) Democratic D+37 February 3, 1998 New York US Congressional District 5 (since 2013).tif
6th Grace Meng Official Congressional Photo.jpg Grace Meng (D-Flushing) Democratic D+16 January 3, 2013 New York US Congressional District 6 (since 2013).tif
7th Nydia Velázquez official photo.jpg Nydia Velázquez (D-Sunset Park) Democratic D+38 January 3, 1993 New York US Congressional District 7 (since 2013).tif
8th Hakeem Jeffries official portrait.jpg Hakeem Jeffries (D-Prospect Heights) Democratic D+36 January 3, 2013 New York US Congressional District 8 (since 2013).tif
9th Yvette Clarke official photo.jpg Yvette Clarke (D-Flatbush) Democratic D+34 January 3, 2007 New York US Congressional District 9 (since 2013).tif
10th Jerrold Nadler, Official Portrait, c112th Congress.jpg Jerrold Nadler (D-Chelsea) Democratic D+26 November 3, 1992 New York US Congressional District 10 (since 2013).tif
11th Congressman Daniel Donovan.jpg Dan Donovan (R-Great Kills) Republican R+3 May 5, 2015 New York US Congressional District 11 (since 2013).tif
12th Carolynmaloney.jpg Carolyn Maloney (D-East Harlem) Democratic D+31 January 3, 1993 New York US Congressional District 12 (since 2013).tif
13th Adriano Espaillat 115th Congress photo.jpg Adriano Espaillat (D-Inwood) Democratic D+43 January 3, 2017 New York US Congressional District 13 (since 2013).tif
14th Josephcrowley.jpeg Joseph Crowley (D-Throggs Neck) Democratic D+29 January 3, 1999 New York US Congressional District 14 (since 2013).tif
15th Josieserrano.jpeg José Serrano (D-Concourse) Democratic D+44 March 20, 1990 New York US Congressional District 15 (since 2013).tif
16th Eliot Engel, official photo portrait.jpg Eliot Engel (D-Riverdale) Democratic D+24 January 3, 1989 New York US Congressional District 16 (since 2013).tif
17th Nitalowey.jpeg Nita Lowey (D-Harrison) Democratic D+7 January 3, 1989 New York US Congressional District 17 (since 2013).tif
18th Congressman Maloney official.jpg Sean Maloney (D-Carmel) Democratic R+1 January 3, 2013 New York US Congressional District 18 (since 2013).tif
19th John Faso official congressional photo.jpg John Faso (R-Kinderhook) Republican R+2 January 3, 2017 New York US Congressional District 19 (since 2013).tif
20th Paul Tonko 114th Congress photo.jpg Paul Tonko (D-Amsterdam) Democratic D+7 January 3, 2009 New York US Congressional District 20 (since 2013).tif
21st Elise Stefanik, 115th official photo.jpg Elise M. Stefanik (R-Willsboro) Republican R+4 January 3, 2015 New York US Congressional District 21 (since 2013).tif
22nd Claudia Tenney, 115th official photo.jpg Claudia Tenney (R-New Hartford) Republican R+6 January 3, 2017 New York US Congressional District 22 (since 2013).tif
23rd TomReedNewOfficial.jpg Tom Reed (R-Corning) Republican R+6 November 2, 2010 New York US Congressional District 23 (since 2013).tif
24th John Katko.jpg John Katko (R-Camillus) Republican D+3 January 3, 2015 New York US Congressional District 24 (since 2013).tif
25th Vacant D+8 New York US Congressional District 25 (since 2013).tif
26th Brian Higgins official photo.jpg Brian Higgins (D-Buffalo) Democratic D+11 January 3, 2005 New York US Congressional District 26 (since 2013).tif
27th Chris Collins official photo.jpg Chris Collins (R-Clarence) Republican R+11 January 3, 2013 New York US Congressional District 27 (since 2013).tif

Historical district locations[edit]

Note A: There are now 62 counties in New York (state). The counties that are not mentioned in this list had not yet been established, or sufficiently organized.

Note B: For the 1789 through 1796 elections, districts were named by the counties that comprised them, without applying a numbering sytem. For those elections, numbers were retroactively back-numbered for the districts.

1789 elections[edit]

On January 27, 1789, the New York State Legislature divided the State of New York into six congressional districts which were not numbered.[4]

1790 elections[edit]

The districts remained the same as for the previous elections in March 1789.

1793 elections[edit]

On December 18, 1792, the Legislature divided the State into ten districts, which were still not numbered, taking into account the new counties created in 1791.

1794 elections[edit]

The congressional districts remained at this election the same as at the previous election, only inside the tenth district a new county, Onondaga, was created in 1794.

1796 elections[edit]

The geographical area of the congressional districts remained at this election the same as at the previous election in December 1794. A new county was created, Schoharie County Most of the new Schoharie County was taken from Albany County, and remained in the 8th district, a part was taken from Otsego County, and remained in the 10th district. Besides, inside the 10th district a new county had been created: Steuben County.

1798 elections[edit]

On March 27, 1797, the Legislature re-apportioned the districts, taking into account the new counties which had been created in the meanwhile, and for the first time the districts were numbered.

1800 elections[edit]

The districts remained the same as at the previous election in April 1798, but two new counties were created in 1799: in the 7th district, Essex County was split from Clinton County; and in the 10th district, Cayuga County was split from Onondaga County.

1802 elections[edit]

Until the previous elections, there had been ten congressional districts, after the U.S. census of 1800, Congress re-apportioned the seats, and New York's representation was increased to 17. On March 30, 1802, the New York State Legislature re-apportioned the congressional districts, dividing New York County seemingly at random into two districts.

1804 elections[edit]

After the election of one Democratic-Republican and one Federalist in 1802, the Democratic-Republican majority in the State Legislature gerrymandered the two districts together in an Act passed on March 20, 1804, so that two congressmen would be elected on a general ticket by the voters of both districts, assuring the election of two Democratic-Republicans.

Besides, Seneca County was split from Cayuga County inside the 17th district.

1806 elections[edit]

Three new counties had been created since the last elections in 1804: inside the 15th district, Jefferson County was split off from Oneida County; in the 16th district, Madison County from Chenango County; and in the 17th district, Allegany County from Genesee County The area of the districts remained the same.

1808 elections[edit]

On April 8, 1808, the State Legislature re-apportioned the districts again, separating the 2nd and the 3rd district, and creating two districts with two seats each to be filled on a general ticket: the 2nd and the 6th.

David Thomas had been elected in the old 12th district which had comprised only Washington County, so the vacancy was filled by a special election held only in this county, while at the same time two representatives were elected on a general ticket in the new 6th district to which Washington County had been re-districted together with Columbia County and Rensselaer County.

Due to the double-seat districts, there were then only 15 districts; the 16th and 17th were eliminated.

Note: There are now 62 counties in the State of New York. The counties which are not mentioned in this list had not yet been established, or sufficiently organized, the area being included in one or more of the above-mentioned counties.

1810 elections[edit]

The districts remained the same as at the previous elections in 1808. Only four new counties were created inside some districts: in the 5th district, Sullivan County was split from Ulster County; in the 7th district, Schenectady County was split from Albany County; in the 8th district, Franklin County was split from Clinton County; and in the 15th district, Niagara County was split from Genesee County.

1812 elections[edit]

Due to the increase in seats, the previously eliminated 16th and 17th district were re-established, and four more districts were created. Six districts had two members, elected districtwide on a general ticket.

1814 elections[edit]

For the 1814 elections, the districts remained the same as at the previous elections in 1812, only one new county was created: in the 12th district, Warren County was split from Washington County.

1816 elections[edit]

For the 1816 elections, there was no change.

1818 elections[edit]

For the 1818 elections, the geographical area of the districts remained the same as at the previous elections in 1816. Two new counties were created: Tompkins inside the 20th district; and Cattaraugus inside the 21st district. In 1817, the Town of Danube was separated from the Town of Minden in Montgomery County, and transferred to Herkimer County, but Danube remained in the 14th district.

1821 elections[edit]

For the 1821 elections, except for the split of the 21st district, the geographical area of the congressional districts remained the same as at the previous elections in 1818. Five new counties had been created. Hamilton County was split from Montgomery County inside the 14th district. Oswego County was created from parts of Oneida and Onondaga counties, but the parts remained in their previous congressional districts, on March 9, 1821, the New York State Legislature divided the 21st district in two districts: Ontario County and the newly created Monroe County remained as the 21st district; the remainder became the new 22nd district, including the new counties of Erie and Livingston.

1822 elections[edit]

On April 17, 1822, the New York State Legislature re-apportioned the congressional districts according to the figures of the 1820 United States census, the number of district was increased to 30, creating eight new districts; the number of seats was increased to 34, creating for the first time a triple-seat district, and keeping two double-seat districts.

1824 elections[edit]

The geographical area of the congressional districts remained the same as at the previous elections in 1822. Two new counties were created within the 26th district: Wayne County and Yates County.

1826 elections[edit]

The geographical area of the congressional districts remained the same as at the previous elections in 1824. Only one new county was created: in the 29th district, Orleans County was split from Genesee County.

2002 elections[edit]

Obsolete districts[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The national atlas". nationalatlas.gov. Archived from the original on February 22, 2014. Retrieved February 2, 2014. 
  2. ^ 2 U.S.C. § 2c
  3. ^ "New Congressional Lines Imposed by Federal Court". New York Times. Retrieved June 27, 2012. 
  4. ^ The numbers which are used nowadays to describe these districts at this time derive from the numbers of the districts officially introduced in 1797, considering the sequence of the districts in the official listing and the approximate geographical equivalence.
  5. ^ a b In the Act of March 23, 1797, the Towns of Clarkstown, Haverstraw, Hempsted and Orangetown are mentioned. These towns were split from Orange County in 1798, before the election, to form Rockland County.

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