Return the House of Representatives to the People
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United States
States Only (excludes D.C. and Territories).
 
 A. Total U. S. Population
Historical
House District Data for
each State
 
Chart A is the total population of all states.
 
 
Reference Section III Chart A.1
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 B. Total Number of Representatives
 
Chart B is the total number of Representatives authorized by Congress.
 
Reference Section III Chart A.2
For Additional Information, see A Brief History of Apportionment.
 
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 C. House District Sizes (Population)
 
Chart C: the red graph illustrates the nation’s average House district size each year, which is equal to the Total Population (Chart A)
÷ Total Number of Representatives (Chart B).
 
 
Reference 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).
 
 
Reference Section III Chart A.3
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 E. Reelected Incumbents as a Percentage of Total
 
Chart E is the same as Chart B (above) except that it includes graphs (red) that indicate the percentage of incumbent Representatives reelected to the House. This is shown for each Congress and cumulatively.
 

 F. Correlation Between Incumbency and District Size
 
Chart F: the blue graph is the percentage of reelected incumbents which comprised the total House delegation (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 (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:20FEB2005
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