Return the House of Representatives to the People
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Alabama
Settled in 1702 and admitted to the Union in 1819.
 A. Total State Population
Historical U.S. House
Data
for each State
 
Chart A: Total state population each year since admission to the Union.

  Reference Section III Chart A.1
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 B. Number of Representatives
 
Chart B: The total number of Representatives authorized by Congress for this state.
  Reference Section III Chart A.2
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 C. House District Sizes (Population)
 
Chart C: the red graph illustrates the state’s House district size by year,
which is equal to the Total State Population (Chart A) ÷
Number of Representatives (Chart B)
.
  For additional information see Section III Chart B.1
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 D. Maximum Potential Number of Representatives
 
Chart D illustrates the disparity between the maximum number
of Representatives permitted by the Constitution (yellow)
and
the number actually authorized by Congress (blue) for this state.

For additional information see Section III Chart A.3
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 E.
 
 

 F. Correlation Between Incumbency and District Size
 
Chart F: the blue graph is the percentage of reelected incumbents which comprised the total House delegation from this state (by Congress). The District Population Size (red graph) is the same as the one in Chart C. The inset table shows the correlation between these two graphs.
 

 G. Correlation Between Tenure and District Size
 
Chart G: the blue graph is the average total tenure of reelected incumbents from this state (by Congress). The District Population Size (red graph) is the same as the one in Chart C. The inset table shows the correlation between these two graphs.
 
 Footnotes 

“If a nation expects to be ignorant and free ... 
     it expects what never was and never will be.”

– Thomas Jefferson

Created: 15DEC2004
Last updated:1 5DEC2004
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