The U.S. Census Bureau reported on August 15, 2006, that 155 members of the United States House of Representatives (109th Congress) have districts in which the majority of households are headed by unmarried adults.  That is up from 113 members as reported by the full 2000 Census for the redrawn districts for the 108th Congress. The "unmarried majority" households in these districts consist of a variety of living arrangements, including solo singles, roommates, unmarried partners, single parents, and unmarried relatives sharing a house or apartment.  The table below has links to some website pages for those members who had "unmarried majority" districts in 2000 as well as those who have joined the "unmarried majority" Congressional club more recently.

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State District Representative Main District Office Percent Households
Headed by Unmarried
per 2000
full Census
Percent Households
Headed by Unmarried
per 2005
American Community Survey

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Alabama 2 Terry Everett (R) Dothan   50.1
  3 Michael Rogers (R) Anniston 50.2 53.3
  7 Artur Davis (D) Birmingham 60.6 65.2
Alaska AL* Don Young (R) Anchorage   50.1
Arizona 3 John Shadegg (R) Phoenix   56.5
  4 Ed Pastor (D) Phoenix 56.2 60.2
  5 J. D. Hayworth (R) Scottsdale 51.6 56.4
  7 Raul Grijalva (D) Tucson   53.2
  8 Jim Kolbe (R) Tucson   52.4
Arkansas 2 Vic Snyder (D) Little Rock   51.3
  4 Mike Ross (D) Pine Bluff   50.6
California 1 Mike Thompson (D) Napa 50.7 53.6
  5 Doris Matsui (D) Sacramento 59.2 62.2
  6 Lynn Woolsey (D) Santa Rosa 50.02 51.3
  8 Nancy Pelosi (D) San Francisco 69.9 70.6
  9 Barbara Lee (D) Oakland 62.8 63.6
  20 Jim Costa (D) Fresno   51.1
  23 Lois Capps (D) Santa Barbara 50.2 52.5
  27 Brad Sherman (D) Sherman Oaks   52.5
  28 Howard Berman Van Nuys   57.0
  29 Adam Schiff (D) Pasadena 50.6 53.1
  30 Henry Waxman (D) Los Angeles 60.0 61.5
  31 Xavier Becerra (D) Los Angeles 55.8 61.3
  33 Diane Watson (D) Los Angeles 65.5 69.2
  34 Lucille Roybal-Allard (D) Los Angeles   54.5
  35 Maxine Waters (D) Los Angeles 57.7 61.1
  36 Jane Harman (D) El Segundo 56.1 58.9
  37 Juanita Millender-McDonand (D) Torrance 57.5 60.3
  41 Jerry Lewis (R) Redlands   50.4
  53 Susan Davis (D) San Diego 66.6 68.2
           
           
N/a means that no updated information was released by the Census Bureau for the 2002 or 2003 or 2004 American Community Survey.  * AL means district "at large" for the entire state. next page

 

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