Kentucky’s 5th Congressional District

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Kentucky's 5th congressional district is a congressional district in the U.S. state of Kentucky. Located in the heart of Appalachia in Southeastern Kentucky, the rural district is one of the most impoverished districts in the nation and, as of the 2010 U.S. Census, it has the largest percentage of Whites/Caucasians in the nation. Located within the district are the economic leading cities of Pikeville, Prestonsburg,Middlesborough,Hazard, Jackson, Morehead, Ashland, London, Somerset. The current 5th congressional district is one of the few ancestrally Republican regions south of the Ohio River. Much of the region now in the district strongly supported the Union in the Civil War, and identified with the Republicans after hostilities ceased. New parts of the district were formerly part of the disbanded 7th congressional district, which was in Democratic control. The 7th district was disbanded in 1992 after the 1990 census showed a drop in the district's population. The current 5th district absorbed the former 7th. Geographically, the district consists of flat land areas to the west, to Appalachia highland mountains to the east and southeast. (More from Freebase)

Senators

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Mitch McConnell Republican 30 years in office

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Rand Paul Republican 4 years in office

Representative

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5th District Harold Rogers MyOC Group Republican 34 years in office

District Boundary Map

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