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Congressional Districts & Contact Info

With Geocodio, you can upload a list of addresses, coordinates, or ZIP codes and receive the Congressional district information. Simply select "Congressional Districts" in Step 3 of the upload process.

The following data points are returned:

  • Congressional district
  • Congress number (ex., 117th)
  • (For the current congress) Senator/Representative name, email, website, and more. See below.

It is also possible to retrieve boundaries for the following previous congress cycles:

  • 113th Congress
  • 114th Congress
  • 115th Congress
  • 116th Congress

Redistricting

Most Congressional districts will be redistricted prior to the 118th Congress, based on changes from the 2020 Census.

Redistricting: This is a fluid situation and we are monitoring all states for approved and revised maps. See our redistricting 2020 page for more information on updated states and how to add the new districts.

OCD-IDs: Open Civic Data Division Identifiers (OCD-IDs) are a new data inclusion with the 118th Congress and are automatically returned with the 118th Congress append.

Download an example

Address to Congressional district Coordinates to Congressional district
Example of the results when you add Congressional districts to a list of addresses
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Example of the results when you add Congressional districts to a list of latitude/longitude coordinates
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Finding Congressional districts via ZIP codes

Due to the irregular shape of Congressional districts, we strongly recommend using street addresses or coordinates if you have them.

If you only have ZIP codes, we will return likely districts. For spreadsheet uploads, we will return the most likely district (i.e. the Congressional district with the greatest amount of overlap with that ZIP code). In the API, we will return all of the possible Congressional districts, ranked by overlap. See more here.

API to add Congressional districts and Senator/Rep info

You can also get Congressional districts back to the 113th Congress via both our API (go to API docs) and spreadsheet upload. (We do not support historical legislator information.)

Data options

You can opt to receive just the districts or also the contact and biographical information for each Senator and Representative. The Senator and Representative information is included in the lookup cost for Congressional districts. Select "Add legislator data" under "Congressional districts" in Step 3 of the upload process.

Data dictionary

  • First and last name
  • Birthday
  • Gender
  • Party
  • Website
  • DC address
  • Phone number
  • Contact form URL
  • RSS URL
  • Twitter handle
  • Facebook URL
  • YouTube username
  • YouTube ID
  • Bioguide ID
  • Thomas ID
  • OpenSecrets ID
  • LIS ID
  • CSPAN ID
  • GovTrack ID
  • VoteSmart ID
  • BallotPedia ID
  • Washington Post ID
  • ICPSR ID
  • Wikipedia ID

Cost

Requests are billed as geocode + Congress info (i.e., two lookups). For example, if you have 100 addresses that you want Congressional contact information for, that would count as 200 lookups.

You can calculate how much this will cost you and how long it will take here.

Source

Congressional district boundaries are sourced from the U.S. Censusus Bureau as well as individual states when necessary.

Legislator data is sourced from the United States project on Github, an open source project maintained by journalists.

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