3rd Congressional District of Alabama

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The 3rd Congressional District of Alabama is a U.S. congressional district in Alabama, which elects a representative to the United States House of Representatives. The 4th District is currently represented by Mike Rogers, who was re-elected in the 2004 election by a margin of 61% to 39% over challenger Bill Fuller.

The district includes most of the Piedmont and Wiregrass regions southeast of the Appalachian foothills, east of the Birmingham area along the Georgia border. The demographics of the predominantly white small town and rural district have been shaped by the presence of textile mills and military installations. Traditionally at the center of Democratic populism, the district has moved toward the center during the rise of the Republican partly in the late 20th century.

As of the 2000 U. S. Census, the 7.988 square-mile 3rd District's population is 635,300, of which 64.9% are White. 53.3% live in urban areas (primarily Montgomery, Anniston, Sylacauga, Talladega and Auburn). The district's median per capita income was $30,806.

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