Redistricting Process: Legislative Population Change (since 2000): 300,697
Legislature: Republican Seats: 5
Governor: Mary Fallin (R) Members of Congress: 5R
Party Control: Republican 2012: 33.2% Obama, 66.8% Romney

Map Instructions:

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New Districts by Party Representation

2010 Redistricting Changes:

Redistricting Analysis: Oklahoma Holds Its Four Seats
Old Districts by Partisan Voting Index with New District Outlines
Old Districts by Party Representation with New District Outlines

According to the 2010 Census, the population of Oklahoma was 3,751,351, an 8.7% increase in the past decade. Most of this growth was concentrated in the state’s urban areas. Nevertheless, Oklahoma’s growth was below the nation’s average of 9.7%. Despite this, its population grew sufficiently to warrant a complete of the state’s four congressional seats.

Oklahoma’s redistricting process mirrors the normal legislative process. Maps undergo a revision and deliberation process much like the typical bill, save for a few laws which govern the process. These requirements include: keeping the core of existing districts, combining communities of interests, and complying with the Voting Rights Act. Thus, the legislature has a fair degree of discretion while deliberating on new districts. If lawmakers are unable to complete this process, a commission composed of 3 Democrats and 3 Republicans would be formed to create the maps.

Republicans have a strong hold in Oklahoma. They command large majorities in both houses of the legislature, the governor and lieutenant governor office and both US Senators. The maps passed by the Oklahoma House were seen as extremely uncompetitive; they allowed all current incumbents to stay within their districts. The state’s congressional map process was quite smooth, and was completed in 2011. It passed the House 88-0 and the Senate 37-5.

The total voting age population is 2,821,685. Of this, blacks make up 6.9% of the voting age population and Hispanics make up 7.1% of the voting age population.

First District

The First is located on the northeastern corner of the state. It is composed of Washington, Tulsa, and Wagoner Counties as well as portions of Rogers and Creek Counties. The district lost parts of Rogers and Creek Counties. The First has been known as the Tulsa district because it contains a high portion of the Tulsa metropolitan area. However, a small portion of Tulsa now is located in the Third District.

The district is 67.1% White, 9.0% Black, 2.1% Asian, 9.8% Hispanic and 6.6% Native Americans. Since 1987, the district has had a republican representative. The Cook Political Report shows that the First has a PVI of R +16.

Second District

The Second District covers one-fourth of the eastern portion of the state. The district borders, Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri and Texas. It includes a total 24 counties. The district is composed of Adair, Atoka, Bryan, Cherokee, Choctaw, Coal, Craig, Delaware, Haskell, Hughes, Johnston, Latimer, LeFlore, Marshall, Mayes, McCurtain, McIntosh, Muskogee, Nowata, Okfuskee, Okmulgee, Ottawa, Pittsburg, Pushmataha, and Sequoyah counties, and a majority of Rogers County. Some of the major cities included in the Second are Claremore, McAlester and Durant.

The second district is 35.51% urban and 64.49% rural. The district is 71.1% White, 4.1% Black, 0.3% Asian and 2.4% Hispanic.

Third District

Oklahoma’s Third District is the largest congressional district in the state. It is the 20th largest district out of all congressional districts. The Third covers an area over 34,000 square miles and borders New Mexico, Colorado, Kansas and the Texas Panhandle. The district contains Cimarron, Texas, Beaver, Harper, Woods, Alfalfa, Grant, Kay, Osage, Ellis, Woodward, Major, Garfield, Noble, Pawnee, Roger Mills, Dewey, Blaine, Kingfisher, Logan, Payne, Lincoln, Beckham, Custer, Canadian, Caddo, Kiowa, Jackson, Harmon and Greer Counties as well as the majority of Creek County. The district has moved the ideal population to 750,270 from 931,093. The distribution of the Third District is 50.71% urban and 49.29% rural. The largest city in the district is Enid with a population of 49,379.

The Third is not as diverse as some of the other districts in the state. It is 83.0% White, 3.8% Black, .08% Asian, 5.2% Hispanic and 6.2% Native American. The voting age population is 554,532 with 4.2% being Black and 6.9% being Hispanic.

Fourth District

The Fourth District of Oklahoma is located on the south central portion of the state; it borders Texas along the red river. In total, the Fourth is made up of 15 different counties: Cleveland, McClain, Grady, Garvin, Pontotoc, Comanche, Tillman, Cotton, Stephen, Jefferson, Carter, Love, Marshall and part of the southern portion of Oklahoma.

The Fourth was the district with the most population growth and the district with the most percent change in population. Demographically, the Fourth is made up of 77.6% White, 6.4% Black, 5.4% American Indian, 2.0% Asian and 6.9% Hispanic. The distribution of the Fourth is that is 63.29% urban and 36.71% rural. The total voting age population is 593,501. Blacks make up 6.9% of the voting age population and Hispanics make up 5.9%.

Fifth District

The Fifth District of Oklahoma is located in the central region of the state. The Fifth is densely populated with The district

Demographically the Fifth is made up of 64.3% White, 12.6% Black, 11.8% Hispanic, 2.9% Asian and 3.6% Native American. This district has been labeled “Solid Republican “ by the New York Times and it has received a Cook PVI of R+13.