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Don't know which congressional district you're in?

Go to the "Fast Facts for Congress" web page: http://fastfacts.census.gov/servlet/CWSFacts?geo_id=04000US25&_sse=on/
and type in your address and zip code then click on the GO button.

Magnify into the map at:
http://rtc.ruralinstitute.umt.edu/geography/docs/Congressional_districts4.pdf The congressional district numbers will show up at about 800% magnification.

Maps showing the district boundaries for the 108th Congress are still current for the 109th Congress, with the exception of 3 redistricted states: Maine, Pennsylvania, and Texas.

109th Congress Texas Boundaries are online at:
http://gis1.tlc.state.tx.us/static/pdf/planc01151m.pdf

109th Congress Pennsylvania boundaries are online at:
http://pasdc.hbg.psu.edu/pasdc/whats_new/Map_of_the_month/motm_0205.pdf

For Maine, see search strategy at the bottom of this page.

National Atlas

The National Atlas, a federal government website, includes State maps of congressional districts for the 108th Congress:
http://nationalatlas.gov/printable/congress.html

U.S. Census Bureau

Census Bureau produces a national map of congressional districts for the 108th congress, complete with county names, which you can wander around in online to find your congressional district:
http://www.census.gov/geo/www/maps/
cd108_maps/cd108_wall_map_fullsize_gif.htm

Census also has individual State congressional district maps:
http://www.census.gov/geo/www/maps/
cd108_maps/cd108_ind_maps.htm#st17_cd108_3

For more demographic data about 109th Congress Congressional Districts, and maps for the new boundaries of Maine's Congressional districts:

U.S. Census Bureau. State and County Quickfacts. Information by state, county, city, with references to other sources of data. Includes number of people with disability
http://quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/states/00000.html

For a map of the congressional district:

Search Strategy

  1. Select a state from the drop down selection menu. Screen will change.
  2. Then select a county or city in that state.
  3. Or click on More *state name* data sets
  4. which takes you to a page of quick links
  5. scroll down to Geography Links, and select congressional districts, which takes you to "Quick Facts for Congress"
  6. Select a Congressional District, then click on Go
  7. When the selected Congressional District's Data appears, click on Reference Map for the map

Alternatively, you can go to the American Fact Finder:

Search Strategy

  1. Click on Data Sets on te left side of the page, or in the middle column.
  2. Scroll down and select the DataSet: 109th Congressional District Summary File (100%)
  3. A menu of choices will appear at the right side, select detailed tables
  4. A new screen appears, select the state under the second drop down menu
  5. Select one congressional district
  6. Then click on "Map it" (outside the menu box, to the right side)
  7. A map of the congressional district will appear

American Fact Finder is the gateway to Census Data. Since you are already here, to locate more Disability Data

Search Strategy

  1. Start over from the All Data Sets page (note, you may need to go to the top of the page, and click "clear all selections," if you are doing multiple searches)
  2. Scroll down and select the data set: 109th Congressional District Summary File
  3. A menu of choices will apear at the right side, select detailed tables
  4. A new screen appears, select a State under the second drop down menu
  5. Select one or more congressional districts
  6. Click on the "add" button
  7. Review your choices in the box, and if you like them, click on the "Next" button.
  8. A new screen appears
  9. Select a data table in the first box
  10. For people with Disabilities, scroll down and select P42; if you want the number of disabilities, select P41 (this is a duplicated count — it's the number of disabilities, not the number of people with disabilities). P42 also provides employment figures. Either Table will provide a breakdown by age.
  11. Review your selections in the bottom box, if you like them, click ont he Show Results button.
  12. Results will appear in a new screen. If you want to print or download the data, go to the bar near the top of the page, and click on the dropdown menu print/download. Select your preferred option, and click on the "OK" button.

A note on search strategies: The paths suggested worked on April 1, 2005. Web Pages, links, and locations may have changes since then. If the steps are not working when you use them, please let us know so we can update the steps. Please view our contact page for more details on getting in touch with us.

 

National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research Research support by US Dept of Education, National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research grant #H133B030501. Opinions expressed reflect those of the authors and are not necessarily those of the funding agency.