26 of 27 Richest Congressional Districts Represented by Democrats

By Terence P. Jeffrey | September 17, 2020 | 5:28pm EDT
Rep. Jackie Speier, Rep. Anna Eshoo and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. (Photo by MediaNews Group/Bay Area News via Getty Images)
Rep. Jackie Speier, Rep. Anna Eshoo and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. (Photo by MediaNews Group/Bay Area News via Getty Images)

(CNSNews.com) - Twenty-six of the 27 richest congressional districts in the United States, according to 2019 median household income data released today by the Census Bureau, are currently represented by Democrats.

In fact, every one of the nation’s seventeen richest congressional districts, when measured by median household income as of 2019, are currently represented by Democrats.

The eighteenth richest congressional district—New York’s 2nd District—is the richest one currently represented by a Republican. Located on Long Island, it has a median household income of $108,725 and is represented by Republican Rep. Peter King.

The nation’s richest congressional district, according to the Census Bureau’s American Community Survey, is California’s 18th District, which sits south of San Francisco and includes part of Silicon Valley.

This district had a median household income of $149,375 in 2019 and is represented by Democratic Rep. Anna Eshoo.

Indeed, five of the seven richest congressional districts are in the San Francisco Bay Area.

The second richest is California’s 17th, which also includes part of Silicon Valley, and has a median household income of $147,671. It is represented by Democratic Rep. Ro Khanna.

The third richest is Virginia’s 10th, which sits in the suburbs of Washington, D.C. It has a median household income of $132,226 and is represented by Democratic Rep. Jennifer Wexton.

The fourth richest is California’s 12th, which includes most of the city of San Francisco. It has a median household income of $127,290 and is represented by Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.

The fifth richest is New York’s 3rd, which includes parts of Queens and Nassau County. It has a median household income of $126,191 and is represented by Democratic Rep. Thomas Suozzi.

The sixth richest is California’s 14th, which includes part of San Francisco and much of San Mateo County, which borders San Francisco to the South. It is represented by Democratic Rep. Jackie Speier.

The seventh richest is California’s 15th, which sits in the East Bay and includes parts of Alameda and Contra Costa counties. It is represented by Democratic Rep. Eric Swalwell.

New York’s 2nd District, which ranks as the 18th richest congressional district and is represented by Republican Rep. Peter King, is the richest district represented by a Republican--with a median household income $108,725.

The next richest district represented by a Republican is New York’s 1st, which ranks No. 28 with a median household income of $101,701—and is represented by Republican Rep. Lee Zeldin.

Texas’s 22nd District, which is represented by Republican Rep. Pete Olson, ranks No. 29, with a median household income of $101,658.

But the 30th richest congressional district is Connecticut’s 4th, which has a median household income of $101,646 and is represented by Democratic Rep. Jim Himes.

Thus, of the 30 richest congressional districts in the country—when measured by median household income as of 2019—3 are represented by Republicans and 27 are represented by Democrats.

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