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New Jersey's 10th congressional district
Current Representative Donald M. Payne (D)
Population (2000) 647,258
Median income $38,177
Ethnicity 28.4% White, 57.7% Black, 3.6% Asian, 15.0% Hispanic, 0.3% Native American, 5.2% other
Cook PVI D+33

New Jersey's Tenth Congressional District is currently represented by Democrat Donald M. Payne.


Counties and municipalities in the district

For the 108th and successive Congresses (based on redistricting following the 2000 Census), the district contains all or portions of 3 counties and 16 municipalities.

Essex County:

East Orange, Irvington, Maplewood (part), Montclair (part), Newark (part), Orange, South Orange (part), West Orange (part)

Hudson County:

Bayonne (part), Jersey City (part)

Union County:

Elizabeth, Hillside, Linden (part), Rahway, Roselle, Union Township (part)


The 10th congressional district (together with the 9th) was created starting with the 58th United States Congress in 1903, based on redistricting predicated on the results of the United States Census, 1900.


Election results from presidential races
Year Office Results
2008 President Obama 87 - 13%
2004 President Kerry 82 - 18%
2000 President Gore 83 - 16%


Representative Party Years District home Note
District created March 4, 1903
Allan L. McDermott Democratic March 4, 1903 – March 3, 1907 redistricted from the 7th district
James A. Hamill Democratic March 4, 1907 – March 3, 1913 redistricted to the 12th district
Edward W. Townsend Democratic March 4, 1913 – March 3, 1915 redistricted from the 7th district
Frederick R. Lehlbach Republican March 4, 1915 – March 3, 1933 redistricted to the 12th district
Fred A. Hartley, Jr. Republican March 4, 1933 – January 3, 1949 redistricted from the 8th district
Peter W. Rodino, Jr. Democratic January 3, 1949 – January 3, 1989
Donald M. Payne Democratic January 3, 1989 – Present




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