Create a US Congressional District Map
Uncover Insights with a Map of 435 Congressional Districts
The US has 435 congressional districts, each representing about 700,000 people. The federal district of Washington, D.C. and the five inhabited US territories also send a non-voting delegate to the House of Representatives. Congressional districts are based on population. Every 10 years, the Census Bureau conducts a census to determine population size and update the number of congressional districts within each state. The first census was taken in 1790 after the American Revolution. The next census is scheduled for 2020.
Using Mapline, you can easily create a map using Excel spreadsheet data. When you analyze 435 congressional districts in a spreadsheet, rows and columns blend together and complicate projects. Mapline offers tools that help you streamline how you view congressional district territories in all states. With an easy-to-read map and a few simple steps, you can be on your way to gathering clear insights fast.
Steps to Create a US Congressional District Map
With Mapline, it’s easy to plot points on a US district map. Create a map to learn more about elected representatives, demographic or socioeconomic patterns, population densities, and more. Follow these steps to get started:
- Create a Mapline accountand login.
- Click the orange “New” button.
- Select “New Map” on the drop-down arrow.
- Give your map a name and click “OK.”
- Click the “Add” button from the left sidebar.
- Select the “Boundaries” option.
- From the “Boundary Type” select “U.S. Congressional Districts (2015).”
- Select a color for your boundaries with “Fill Color” (e.g. Random Colors, Uniform Colors, Heatmap on Pins Inside Boundaries or Paste Colors from a Spreadsheet).
- Click “OK.”
That’s how easy it is to create a US congressional district map! Ready to create your first Mapline map? Find information about our individual, team, API and custom plans to get started today.
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