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Kansas's 3rd congressional district
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Current Representative Dennis Moore (D)
Population (2000) 672,124
Median income $51,118
Ethnicity 82.7% White, 8.9% Black, 2.6% Asian, 6.8% Hispanic, 0.7% Native American, 1.2% other
Cook PVI R+3

District 3 for the United States House of Representatives in the state of Kansas is a congressional district in eastern Kansas. It encompasses Wyandotte and Johnson counties, which include the Kansas City metropolitan area, and portions of Douglas County, which include Lawrence. Democrat Dennis Moore has represented the district since 1999. Reapportionment and redistricting for 2002 caused the city of Lawrence to be divided in half with District 2 absorbing the western half.



Following redistricting after the U.S. Census in 2000,[1] 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. 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%.

List of representatives

Representative Party Years District home Note
District created 1875-03-04
William Ripley Brown Republican 1875-03-04 - 1877-03-03 Emporia Lost renomination
Thomas Ryan Republican 1877-03-04 - 1885-03-03 Topeka Redistricted to at-large seat
1885-03-04 – 1961
Walter Lewis McVey, Jr. Republican 1961 – 1963
Robert Fred Ellsworth Republican 1963 – 1967 Lawrence
Larry Winn Republican 1967 – 1985 Prairie Village
Jan Meyers Republican 1985 – 1997 Overland Park
Vince Snowbarger Republican 1997 – 1999 Olathe
Dennis Moore Democratic 1999 – present Lenexa Incumbent


  1. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.  

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