For Prof. Jeffrey Berry and his students
Last Updated: Jul 25, 2013
- Almanac of American Politics
Print: Ref JK 1012 .A44
Since the online version will have the newest data you will need to use the print version in order to get descriptions of the old districts.
- National Journal's Almanac of American Politics
Gives a brief history of the districts, basic district demographics and profiles of every senator, representative and governor.
Use the print version to get the older descriptions. Beta version not available as of 2/11.
- CQ's Politics in America
Print: Latest edition in Ref JK 1010 .P64
Similar to the title above.
- 2010 Census Apportionment Count
Excel Spreadsheet of Comparison of 2010 Apportionment Counts to Prior Counts, Estimates, and Projections
- Federal Election Commission Home Page
Lists results of runoff, primary, and general elections for federal office. Election results and percentages can be located by state, party, and congressional district.
- Voting America: United States Politics, 1840 - 2008
Voting America encourages users to think about US political history by allowing two types of comparison. Animations of a single type of map--say, measuring the winner of presidential elections at the county level--allow for comparisons across time. Users can also explore a single election by looking at patterns across a number of variables, including the percentage of votes won by parties, the winner of a given district, or the distribution of votes across the United States.
Get a map of the state to determine your district and a simple map of the district showing the major cities/towns and major highways/roads. Preview map online or print map out.
This one source will give you the population, economic, educational, religious, etc. data you will need for your assignment and present it maps and tables!
- Policy Map
PolicyMap is a fully web-based Geographic Information System. You can even use our GIS mapping services to easily incorporate your own data and leverage it against the thousands of indicators already available in PolicyMap. Available data includes demographics, home sale statistics, health data, mortgage trends, school performance scores and labor data like unemployment, crime statistics and city crime rates.
- My DistrictData
A subset of data from Policy Map on jobs, employment, education, etc. Use along with Policy Map.
- My Congressional District
From the Census Bureau's American Community Survey; people, jobs, housing, economic, and education statistics from the 2011, 1 year estimates
- American FactFinder: Community Facts
For finding cities and towns not found in Policy Map.
Type you town into the search box and get data for that specific town!
- Redistricting in America
The Rose Institute of State and Local Government at Claremont McKenna College presents one source to find information on redistricting in all fifty states. Scroll over a state to learn about its redistricting process, and click on a state to go to its individual page with more in-depth information and news coverage of redistricting in the state. Also gives descriptions of Congressional districts.
Consulting an individual Representative's or Senator's webpage may give you more detailed information about his or her district. Constulting the State's government website will also give you more information, including information of how population figures may change their districts, plus other data you may be looking for. These can be found from State Data Centers.