West Virginia Overview

Redistricting Process: The legislature controls congressional redistricting. The governor has veto power over all plans. 

Governor: Democrat Earl Tomblin

Legislature: Democrats control both chambers.

Number of Congressional Seats in 2011: 3 (no change from 2010)

2011 Ideal District Population: 617,665

Current District by District Politics and Demographics

1st District- Republican David McKinley

2010 Congressional Results: McKinley 50.4%

2008 Congressional Results: Ann B. Mollohan (D) 100%

2006 Congressional Results: Mollohan 64%

2004 Congressional Results: Mollohan 68%

2008 Presidential Results: McCain 57% Obama 42%

2004 Presidential Results: Bush 58% Kerry 42%

District Population: 615,991

Over/Under Populated by: 1,674

White Population: 582,163

African American Population: 12,864

Hispanic Population: 6,548

See more demographic information from the 2010 Census for the 1st District.*

2nd District- Republican Shelley Moore Capito

2010 Congressional Results: Capito 68%

2008 Congressional Results: Capito 57%

2006 Congressional Results: Capito 57%

2004 Congressional Results: Capito 57%

2008 Presidential Results: McCain 55% Obama 44%

2004 Presidential Results: Bush 57% Kerry 42%

District Population: 648,186

Over/Under Populated by: 30,521

White Population: 593,924

African American Population: 26,814

Hispanic Population: 10,856

See more demographic information from the 2010 Census for the 2nd District.*

3rd District- Democrat Nick Rahall

2010 Congressional Results: Rahall 56%

2008 Congressional Results: Rahall 67%

2006 Congressional Results: Rahall 69%

2004 Congressional Results: Rahall 65%

2008 Presidential Results: McCain 56% Obama 42%

2004 Presidential Results: Bush 53% Kerry 46%

District Population: 588,817

Over/Under Populated by: 28,848

White Population: 550,169

African American Population: 22,444

Hispanic Population: 4,864

See more demographic information from the 2010 Census for the 3rd District.*

 *In some browsers, the link to the 2010 Census page may link to a table of demographics for several states as opposed to the districts for the specific state.  If this occurs, click the “Back to Search” link at the top of the page and then click on the arrow next to “Geographies” in the left column.  Select “All Congressional Districts within West Virginia” and then close the box.  Click on the link for “Race, Hispanic or Latino, Age and Housing Occupancy: 2010” and the correct table should appear.

Redistricting Process taken from Rose Institute study “Redistricting in America.”