Kansas's 3rd congressional district
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Kansas's 3rd congressional district – since January 3, 2013.
Representative
  Sharice Davids
DShawnee
Distribution
  • 94.65% urban
  • 5.35% rural
Population (2000)672,124
Median income$74,120[1]
Ethnicity
Cook PVIR+4[2]

Kansas's 3rd congressional district is a congressional district in the U.S. state of Kansas. Located in eastern Kansas, the district encompasses all of Wyandotte and Johnson counties and parts of Miami county. The district includes the heart of the Kansas side of the Kansas City metropolitan area, including Kansas City, Overland Park, Lenexa, Shawnee, Spring Hill, DeSoto and Olathe.

The district is currently represented by Democrat Sharice Davids, who was first elected in 2018, defeating Republican incumbent Kevin Yoder.

Demographics

Following redistricting after the 2000 U.S. Census,[3][needs update] there were 672,124 people, 258,439 households, and 173,022 families residing in the district. The population density was 864.4/mi² over a land area of 778 square miles (2,020 km2). There were 272,721 housing units at an average density of 350.7/mi². The racial makeup of the district is 82.70% White, 8.88% Black or African American, 2.60% Asian, 0.70% Native American, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 3.09% from other races, and 1.99% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 6.79% of the population.

There were 258,439 households out of which 36.52% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.21% were married couples living together, 10.27% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.05% were non-families. 26.12% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.35% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.55 and the average family size was 3.11.

In the district the population distribution by age is 26.60% under the age of 18, 10.49% from 18 to 24, 31.65% from 25 to 44, 21.17% from 45 to 64, and 10.09% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 33.6 years. For every 100 females there were 95.78 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.54 males.

The median income for a household in the district is $51,118, and the median income for a family was $62,695. Males had a median income of $42,348 versus $30,353 for females. The per capita income for the district was $26,133. About 4.9% of families and 7.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 8.7% of those under age 18 and 6.0% of those age 65 or over.

Among the population aged 16 years and older, 71.0% was in the civilian labor force and 0.1% were in the armed forces. Of the employed civilian workers, 12.8% were government workers and 5.6% were self-employed. Management, professional, and related occupations employed 41.5% of the work force and sales and office occupations an additional 28.8%. Only 0.2% were employed in farming, fishing, and forestry occupations. The largest employment by industry was: educational, health and social services, 19.8%; professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services, 12.0%; retail trade, 11.8%; and manufacturing, 10.4%. Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting, and mining industries only employed 0.4%.

The district's character is very different from the rest of Kansas, in part because of the influence of the Kansas City suburbs. As such, it is much friendlier to Democrats than the rest of the state. It was the only district in Kansas carried by Barack Obama in 2008 and Hillary Clinton in 2016. The largest county, Johnson, leans Republican, though the brand of Republicanism practiced in the county has traditionally been a moderate one. The second-largest, Wyandotte, has long been one of the strongest (and in some years, the strongest) Democratic bastions in the state.

List of members representing the district

District created March 4, 1875.

Parties

   Democratic (5)    Populist (3)    Republican (16)

Representative Party Years Cong
ress
District home Electoral history
William Ripley Brown.jpg
William Ripley Brown
Republican March 4, 1875 –
March 3, 1877
44th Emporia Lost renomination
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Thomas Ryan
Republican March 4, 1877 –
March 3, 1885
45th
46th
47th
48th
Topeka Redistricted to 4th district.
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Bishop W. Perkins
Republican March 4, 1885 –
March 3, 1891
49th
50th
51st
Parsons Redistricted from at-large district.
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Benjamin H. Clover
Populist March 4, 1891 –
March 3, 1893
52nd Douglass [Data unknown/missing.]
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Thomas J. Hudson
Populist March 4, 1893 –
March 3, 1895
53rd Fredonia [Data unknown/missing.]
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Snyder S. Kirkpatrick
Republican March 4, 1895 –
March 3, 1897
54th Fredonia [Data unknown/missing.]
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Edwin R. Ridgely
Populist March 4, 1897 –
March 3, 1901
55th
56th
Girard [Data unknown/missing.]
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Alfred M. Jackson
Democratic March 4, 1901 –
March 3, 1903
57th Winfield [Data unknown/missing.]
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Philip P. Campbell
Republican March 4, 1903 –
March 3, 1923
58th
59th
60th
61st
62nd
63rd
64th
65th
66th
67th
Pittsburg [Data unknown/missing.]
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William H. Sproul
Republican March 4, 1923 –
March 3, 1931
68th
69th
70th
71st
Sedan [Data unknown/missing.]
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Harold C. McGugin
Republican March 4, 1931 –
January 3, 1935
72nd
73rd
Coffeyville [Data unknown/missing.]
Edward W. Patterson Democratic January 3, 1935 –
January 3, 1939
74th
75th
Pittsburg [Data unknown/missing.]
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Thomas D. Winter
Republican January 3, 1939 –
January 3, 1947
76th
77th
78th
79th
Girard [Data unknown/missing.]
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Herbert A. Meyer
Republican January 3, 1947 –
October 2, 1950
80th
81st
Independence Died.
Vacant October 2, 1950 –
November 7, 1950
[Data unknown/missing.] [Data unknown/missing.]
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Myron V. George
Republican November 7, 1950 –
January 3, 1959
81st
82nd
83rd
84th
85th
Altamont [Data unknown/missing.]
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Denver D. Hargis
Democratic January 3, 1959 –
January 3, 1961
86th Coffeyville [Data unknown/missing.]
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Walter Lewis McVey Jr.
Republican January 3, 1961 –
January 3, 1963
87th Independence [Data unknown/missing.]
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Robert Fred Ellsworth
Republican January 3, 1963 –
January 3, 1967
88th
89th
Lawrence Redistricted from the 2nd district.
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Larry Winn
Republican January 3, 1967 –
January 3, 1985
90th
91st
92nd
93rd
94th
95th
96th
97th
98th
Prairie Village [Data unknown/missing.]
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Jan Meyers
Republican January 3, 1985 –
January 3, 1997
99th
100th
101st
102nd
103rd
104th
Overland Park [Data unknown/missing.]
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Vince Snowbarger
Republican January 3, 1997 –January 3, 1999 105th Olathe [Data unknown/missing.]
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Dennis Moore
Democratic January 3, 1999 –
January 3, 2011
106th
107th
108th
109th
110th
111th
Lenexa [Data unknown/missing.]
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Kevin Yoder
Republican January 3, 2011 –
January 3, 2019
112th
113th
114th
115th
Overland Park Lost re-election.
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Sharice Davids
Democratic January 3, 2019 –
Present
116th Roeland Park Elected in 2018.

Election results from presidential races

Year Office Results Party that won the district
2000 President George W. Bush 53 - Al Gore 42% Republican Party
2004 President George W. Bush 55 - John Kerry 44% Republican Party
2008 President Barack Obama 51 - John McCain 48% Democratic Party
2012 President Mitt Romney 54 - Barack Obama 46% Republican Party
2016 President Hillary Clinton 47 - Donald Trump 46% Democratic Party

Recent Election Results

2002

Kansas's 3rd Congressional District Election (2002)
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Dennis Moore* 107,931 50.16
Republican Adam Taff 100,999 46.93
Reform Dawn Bly 4,934 2.29
Libertarian Doug Martin 1,328 0.62
Total votes 215,192 100.00
Turnout  
Democratic hold

2004

Kansas's 3rd Congressional District Election (2004)
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Dennis Moore* 184,050 54.82
Republican Kris Kobach 145,542 43.35
Libertarian Joe Bellis 3,191 0.95
Reform Richard Wells 2,956 0.88
Total votes 335,739 100.00
Turnout  
Democratic hold

2006

Kansas's 3rd Congressional District Election (2006)
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Dennis Moore* 149,480 64.47
Republican Chuck Ahner 78,446 33.84
Reform Robert A. Conroy 3,925 1.69
Total votes 231,851 100.00
Turnout  
Democratic hold

2008

Kansas's 3rd Congressional District Election (2008)
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Dennis Moore* 202,541 56.44
Republican Nick Jordan 142,307 39.66
Libertarian Joe Bellis 10,073 2.81
Reform Roger Tucker 3,937 1.10
Total votes 358,858 100.00
Turnout  
Democratic hold

2010

Kansas's 3rd Congressional District Election (2010)
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Kevin Yoder 136,246 58.40
Democratic Stephene Moore 90,193 38.66
Libertarian Jasmin Talbert 6,846 2.94
Total votes 233,285 100.00
Turnout  
Republican gain from Democratic

2012

Kansas's 3rd Congressional District Election (2012)
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Kevin Yoder (incumbent) 201,087 68.5
Libertarian Joel Balam 92,675 31.5
Total votes 293,762 100
Republican hold

2014

Kansas's 3rd Congressional District Election (2014)
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Kevin Yoder (incumbent) 134,493 60.02
Democratic Kelly Kultala 89,584 39.98
Total votes 224,077 100
Republican hold

2016

Kansas's 3rd Congressional District Election (2016)
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Kevin Yoder (incumbent) 176,022 51.3
Democratic Jay Sidie 139,300 40.6
Libertarian Steve Hohe 27,791 8.1
Total votes 343,113 100
Republican hold

2018

Kansas's 3rd Congressional District Election (2018)
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Sharice Davids 164,253 53.3
Republican Kevin Yoder (incumbent) 136,104 44.2
Libertarian Chris Clemmons 7,643 2.5
Total votes 308,000 100
Democratic gain from Republican

Historical district boundaries

2003 – 2013

See also

References

  1. ^ https://www.census.gov/mycd/?st=20&cd=03
  2. ^ "Partisan Voting Index – Districts of the 115th Congress" (PDF). The Cook Political Report. April 7, 2017. Retrieved April 7, 2017.
  3. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.

External links

  • Johnson County Republican Party
  • Johnson County Democratic Party

Coordinates: 38°48′N 94°48′W / 38.8°N 94.8°W / 38.8; -94.8