The following map illustrates the members of the brand new Home whose present tenure started following the Nov. 6, 2018 elections. Unsurprisingly, in mild of their historic wave victory, there are twice as many newly elected Democrats as Republicans.
these newly elected members by gender yields a stark distinction between the events: Solely one of many 30 new Home Republicans is a girl, in comparison with 35 of the 62 new Democrats who’re girls—a majority of the Democrats’ incoming class.
And as proven on map beneath, which breaks down membership by race and ethnicity, folks of shade additionally make up a document proportion of the Home—one quarter. Once more, there’s a pointy divide: Amongst Democrats, 42 p.c of Home members are folks of shade, however solely 5 p.c of Home Republicans are.
In whole, heterosexual non-Hispanic white males nonetheless make up 60 p.c of the Home, however these numbers additionally diverge by occasion: They’re simply 36 p.c of Home Democrats however an amazing 89 p.c of Home Republicans.
Turning to the Senate, the higher chamber is way much less demographically consultant of the nation as a complete than the Home, as proven within the chart beneath.
Ladies make up 25 p.c of the entire (the same proportion to the Home): 36 p.c of Democrats and 15 p.c of Republicans. The Senate is considerably whiter than the Home: Solely 9 p.c of senators are folks of shade, together with simply 13 p.c of Democrats and 6 p.c of Republicans. Heterosexual non-Hispanic white males comprise 70 p.c of the Senate, however identical to within the Home, these numbers are considerably completely different by occasion: They make up 55 p.c of Democratic senators and 79 p.c of Republicans.
We’ll proceed to research and visualize the demographics and geography of the brand new Congress members in an ongoing collection of articles. You can even discover our earlier information for the outgoing 115th Congress right here.