Maryland's congressional districts
Maryland is divided into eight congressional districts, each represented by a member of the United States House of Representatives. After the 2010 Census, the number of Maryland's seats remained unchanged, giving evidence of stable population growth relative to the United States at large. Maryland is considered to be one of the most gerrymandered states in the country.
Maryland is unusual in that its number of districts is at an all-time high and is tied with the state's previous record of seats, which was set and lost in the early nineteenth century.
Current districts and representatives
List of members of the Marylander United States House delegation, their terms, their district boundaries, and the districts' political ratings according to the CPVI. The delegation has eight members, including seven Democrats and one Republican.
|1st||Andrew P. Harris (R-Delmarva)||Republican||R+14||January 3, 2011 – present|
|2nd||Dutch Ruppersberger (D-Baltimore)||Democratic||D+7||January 3, 2003 – present|
|3rd||John Sarbanes (D-Towson)||Democratic||D+7||January 3, 2007 – present|
|4th||Donna Edwards (D-Fort Washington)||Democratic||D+23||June 17, 2008 – present|
|5th||Steny Hoyer (D-Mechanicsville)||Democratic||D+11||May 19, 1981 – present|
|6th||John Delaney (D-Frederick)||Democratic||D+4||January 3, 2013 – present|
|7th||Elijah Cummings (D-Baltimore)||Democratic||D+23||April 16, 1996 – present|
|8th||Chris Van Hollen (D-Kensington)||Democratic||D+10||January 3, 2003 – present|
Historical and present district boundaries
|Year||Statewide map||Baltimore highlight|
|1973 – 1982|
|1983 – 1992|
|1993 – 2002|
|2003 – 2013|
- "The national atlas". nationalatlas.gov. Retrieved February 2, 2014.
- Ingraham, Christopher. "America's most gerrymandered congressional districts". The Washington Post. Retrieved 16 July 2015.
- "Digital Boundary Definitions of United States Congressional Districts, 1789-2012.". Retrieved October 18, 2014.