2016 State Legislative Districts
-- examining geographic-demographic-economic characteristics and patterns
October 2017. State legislative districts are areas from which members are elected to state or equivalent entity legislatures. The state legislative districts include the upper (senate—SLDU) and lower (house—SLDL) chambers of the state legislature.
2016 State Legislative Districts
All 50 states, and D.C. and Puerto Rico, participated in Phase 4 of the Census Bureau Redistricting Program, as part of P.L. 94-171. All states and areas provided the Census Bureau with the 2016 election cycle boundaries, codes, and in some cases names for their state legislative districts. States provided updates for their boundaries used in the November 2016 elections for the session that began in January 2016. The Census Bureau develops standardized SLDU and SLDL shapefiles. The following states had changes to their state legislative districts for 2016: Florida (upper house only), Minnesota, Maryland (lower house only), Georgia (lower house only).
Congressional District-State Legislative District Group
The Congressional District-State Legislative District (CDSLD) Group is a forum intended for individuals interested in accessing and using geodemographic data and analytical tools relating to voting districts, congressional districts & state legislative districts. Join the CDSLD Group to receive updates on these topics, data analytics and access to GIS-related resources. .. there is no cost.
Upcoming 2016 SLD Demographic-Economic Data
Demographic-economic data from the 2016 American Community Survey (ACS1216) becomes available in December 2017. These are the first and only wide-ranging demographic-economic data available for all 2016 vintage SLDs.
SLD Mapping and GeoSpatial Analysis
2016 State Legislative District (SLD) boundaries used here are based on the TIGER/Line shapefiles.
State legislative districts are diverse; they range in population size from 2,706 to 971,140. The median age ranges from 19.5 years to 63.7 years. Use the interactive table below to view other demographic characteristics. Compare districts of interest.
New York Metro House Districts & Economic Prosperity by ZIP Code
Illustrative GIS application showing legislative districts contextually with other geography & subject matter. House districts black boundary & district code; patterns of median household income by ZIP code.
- View developed using CV XE GIS and related GIS project.
- see below in this section about using this GIS project.
See these related State Legislative Districts (SLD) sections:
SLD Demographic-Economic Interactive Tables
SLD Demographic-Economic GIS Project/Datasets
- CD Map Gallery
- interactive tables:
.. General Demographics
.. Social Characteristics
.. Economic Characteristics
.. Housing Characteristics
.. Urban-Rural Analysis
- incumbents & analysis:
.. Incumbents & GIS
- relationship data:
.. ZIP Code to CD 114
- CVAP x Tract
- CVAP x 114th CD
- Voting Districts
- Voting Population
- Voter Participation
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