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October 2015. Examining patterns/characteristics of 114th Congress incumbents and congressional districts ... in 2014, the median family income among all 114th Congressional Districts ranged from $27,410 (NY15) to $136,376 (CA33). How do districts of interest compare? How are income and housing value among these districts changing? Use the interactive table in this section to query, view, rank, compare demographic-economic attributes among the 114th Congressional Districts. Where are incumbents located within their district? View incumbent locations and attributes in context patterns/characteristics of congressional districts using GIS tools and data. See details below. Join us in a Data Analytics Lab session to explore use of these resources and how to link/analyze these data in context of other data.

Data from the American Community Survey ACS 2013 and ACS 2014 1-year estimates population, median household income, median family income and median housing value by 114th Congressional District are shown in the interactive table below. View similar interactive table and GIS project and pattern analyses for metropolitan areas.

See related section 114th Congressional District Members & Demographic-Economic Patterns. The same interactive table is used. The associated GIS project differs some.

2014 Median Household Income by 114th Congressional District
The following graphic illustrates use of the ACS 2014 data to develop a thematic pattern map of median household income by 114th Congressional District. This graphic makes use of one subject matter item among hundreds of ACS subject matter items tabulated. Click graphic for larger view showing legend and mini profile example.

-- view developed using CV XE GIS software and related GIS project.
-- see details below on this page for information about the data used to develop the above view.
-- click above graphic for larger view with county overlay; illustrates mini-profile for CD Missouri 04.

  • similar view CD by median family income (MFI) ... larger view CD by for MFI
  • U.S. by CD by median family income (MFI) - scale2 ... larger view CD by for MFI - scale2
    -- scale2 use a different legend structure reflecting $MFI is generally higher than $MHI
  • Houston area; CD by MHI
  • New York City area; CD by MHI

Create reference/pattern maps for any CD or region optionally integrated with other geography and subject matter using the CV XE GIS software and related GIS project.

Accessing Additional Subject Matter
A list/description of all subject matter available is provided in the ACS 2014 technical documentation. One way to access these data is to use API tools. See how to view educational attainment for each/all Congressional Districts with a single Web API call.

Congressional District Median Income & Housing Value: 2013-2014 -- interactive table
  Click column header to sort; click again to sort other direction.
  Click ShowAll between queries. Table initially ranked on state-CD in descending order
  View maps of individual districts - opens new page ... create custom CD maps - opens new page
  See related Ranking Tables Main Page

Table Usage

These items are also included in the GIS project CD shapefile
FirstName - incumbent first name (as of September 2015)
LastName - incumbent last name (sort or query on this item
St - state
CD - Congressional district code
STCD - State USPS abbreviation + congressional district code
CD114 - State FIPS code + congressional district code
ALAND - Congressional district land area (square meters)
WLAND - Congressional district water area (square meters)

Population 2013
Population 2014
PopCh 2013-14 -- population change 2013-2014
%PopCh 2013-14 -- percent population change 2013-2014

MHI 2013 -- median household income 2013
MHI 2014 -- median household income 2014
MHI Change 2013-14 -- median household income change 2013-2014
%MHI Change 2013-14 -- median household income percent change 2013-2014

MFI 2013 -- median family income 2013
MFI 2014 -- median family income 2014
MFI Change 2013-14 -- median family income change 2013-2014
%MFI Change 2013-14 -- median family income percent change 2013-2014

MHV 2013 -- median housing value 2013
MHV 2014 -- median housing value 2014
MHV Change -- median housing value change 2013-14
%MHV Change -- median housing value percent change 2013-14

About the GIS Project & ACS 2014 Dataset
The ACS 2014 dataset used to create the view above was developed using the ProximityOne Demographic-Economic Data Extraction (DEDE) software. The DEDE API tools were used to extract ACS 2013 items and ACS 2014 items. Those data were then integrated into a metro shapefile using the ProximityOne CV XE GIS software. Once the 2013 and 2014 data are available, wide-ranging analytics can be performed. Map views shown above are provide examples. Subject matter items are listed above.

The larger map view profile shows field values for a selected CD (see pointer). For example, the MHI2013 (median household income, 2013) for MO 04 is $43,857 and MHI2014 (median household income, 2014) $45,674. 2014 marks the first time that analysts are able to compare annual change in $MHI (or any other ACS item) for the 114th Congressional Districts.

U.S. Median Household Income and Median Family Income
ACS Income of Households ... includes the income of the householder and all other individuals 15 years old and over in the household, whether they are related to the householder or not. Because many households consist of only one person, median household income is usually less than median family income.

The median divides the income distribution into two equal parts: one-half of the cases falling below the median income and one-half above the median. For households and families, the median income is based on the distribution of the total number of households and families including those with no income. The median income for individuals is based on individuals 15 years old and over with income.

Median Household Income$51,371$52,250$53,657
Median Family Income $62,527$64,030$65,910
Source: American Community Survey

Educational Attainment by Congressional District
The percent population 25 years and over with bachelor's degree or higher ranged from 7.1% (CA21) to 71.8% (NY12) among all Congressional Districts. Click the link below to view 2014 educational attainment, based on ACS 2014 1 year estimates, for each/all Congressional Districts.,ST,CD,DP02_0066PE,DP02_0067PE&for=congressional+district:*
The percent population 25 years and over with bachelor's degree or higher (DP02_0067PE) and percent population 25 years and over with high school graduate of higher (DP02_0066PE) are returned on a single page. There is one line/row for each congressional district. Optionally save this returned page as a text file and import the file into Excel or other software. View the same data for 2013 by replacing 2014 in the URL string with 2013. See more about using API tools.

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