7th Congressional District of Alabama

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The 7th Congressional District of Alabama is a U.S. congressional district in Alabama, which elects a representative to the United States House of Representatives. The 7th District is currently represented by Terri Sewell.

The district was redrawn in 1992 to create the state's first majority African-American district. The boundaries enclose most of the "Black Belt" as well as predominantly African-American portions of Jefferson County and Birmingham. The demographics of the district have made it a Democratic Party stronghold while, at the same time, reducing the influence of traditionally Democratic black voters in other districts.

As of the 2000 U. S. Census, the 8,780 square-mile 7th District's population is 635,300, of which 61.7% are African-American. 72.2% live in urban areas (primarily Birmingham, Bessemer, Tuscaloosa, Selma and Demopolis). The district's median per capita income was $26,672.


Since 1992

Before 1992