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Maps: Which Virginia U.S. House, State Senate, House of Delegates Districts Are Above or Below “Ideal” Population?

For the most part, "red" legislative districts tend to be BELOW "ideal" population, while "blue" legislative districts tend to be above...

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From VPAP, check out the following maps, showing which Virginia districts – U.S. House, State Senate, House of Delegates – have gained or lost population, and either stand to gain or lose political representation.  First, here’s the map for U.S. House districts:

  • The differences from “ideal” population range from +69,950 in VA10 to -66,550 in VA09. Also of note: VA05 is 40,995 below its “ideal” population; VA02 is 30,063 below its “ideal population”; VA03 is 28,641 below its “ideal population”; while VA01 is 23,884 over its “ideal population”

  • As State Sen. Scott Surovell explains, “Highest growth districts are SD13 (Senator John Bell), SD33 (Senator Jennifer B. Boysko), SD29 (Jeremy McPike) and SD28 (Richard Stuart). Biggest population losers are SD15 (Ruff), SD40 (Pillion), SD20 (Stanley) and SD38 (Vacant). Changes are coming.”

  • Finally, Virginia House of Delegates districts that are well ABOVE “ideal” population include HD87 (Del. Suhas Subramanyam), HD10 (Del. Wendy Gooditis), HD13 (Del. Danica Roem), HD88 (Del. Mark Cole), HD32 (Del. David Reid), HD52 (Del. Luke Torian), etc., while districts that are well BELOW “ideal” population include HD3 (Del. Will Morefield), HD 4 (Del. Will Wampler), HD 16 (Del. Les Adams), HD1 (Del. Terry Kilgore), HD61 (Del. Tommy Wright), HD60 (Del. James Edmunds), HD14 (Del. Danny Marshall), etc. Note that almost all the districts that are most ABOVE “ideal” population are “blue,” while the districts that are most BELOW “ideal” population are heavily “red.” This will, obviously, have major implications for redistricting this year and the balance of power in the General Assembly for the decade of the 2020s…

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