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Pennsylvania's 13th congressional district
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Boundaries since January 2019; below statistics, except PVI, apply to old boundaries
  John Joyce
  • 98.46% urban
  • 1.54% rural
Population (2000)646,435
Median income49,319
Cook PVI R+22 [1]

The 13th Congressional District of Pennsylvania is a congressional district in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania. The district contains all of Blair County, Huntingdon County, Bedford County, Fulton County, Franklin County, and Adams County. It also includes most of Somerset County, and parts of Westmoreland County, Cambria County, and Cumberland County. Republican John Joyce has represented the district since 2019.


Prior to February 2018, the district was located in southeastern Pennsylvania, covering eastern Montgomery County and Northeast Philadelphia. The district traditionally included most of Montgomery County, but was redrawn in 2002 to include part of Philadelphia, and altered again in 2012. The Supreme Court of Pennsylvania redrew the district in February 2018 after ruling the previous map unconstitutional. The old 13th district became the 4th district, and what was the ninth district in the southwest part of the state was modified and redesignated the 13th district, for the 2018 elections and representation thereafter. [2]

The district had long been a Republican stronghold, like many suburban districts in the Northeast. However, the brand of Republicanism in this district was a moderate one, and the district (like the Philadelphia suburbs as a whole) became friendlier to Democrats during the 1990s as the national party veered to the right. The district has not voted Republican for President since 1988. In 1992, the district elected its first Democratic representative in 86 years, Marjorie Margolies-Mezvinsky. She was swept out in 1994 by Republican Jon D. Fox, but Joe Hoeffel regained the seat for the Democrats in 1998. It was in Democratic hands from then until the 2018 redistricting, and became even more Democratic since being pushed into Philadelphia after the 2000 census.


As of the census [3] of 2000, there were 647,435 people, 250,845 households, and 169,848 families residing in the district. The racial makeup of the district was 87.16% White, 6.05% Black or African American, 0.14% Native American, 4.05% Asian, 0.00% Pacific Islander, 1.32% from other races, and 1.24% from two or more races. 3.06% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 250,845 households out of which 30.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.3% were married couples living together, 10.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.3% were non-families. 27.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.51] and the average family size was 3.09.

In the district, the population was spread out with 23.5% under the age of 18, 7.1% from 18 to 24, 29.2% from 25 to 44, 22.9% from 45 to 64, and 17.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 92.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 88.2 males.

The median income for a household in the district was $49,319, and the median income for a family was $61,108. Males had a median income of $36,441 versus $23,719 for females. The per capita income for the district was $25,053. About 5.1% of families and 7.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 6.8% of those under age 18 and 8.5% of those age 65 or over.

List of members representing the district

Electoral history
District created in 1813
VacantMarch 4, 1813 –
May 13, 1813
Member-elect John Smilie was redistricted from the 9th district and re-elected in 1812 but died December 30, 1812.
Isaac Griffin Democratic-Republican May 13, 1813 –
March 3, 1817
Elected to finish John Smilie's term.
Re-elected in 1814.
Christian Tarr Democratic-Republican March 4, 1817 –
March 3, 1821
Elected in 1816.
Re-elected in 1818.
Lost re-election.
Andrew Stewart Democratic-Republican March 4, 1821 –
March 3, 1823
17th Elected in 1820.
Redistricted to the 14th district .
John Tod
Jacksonian Democratic-Republican March 4, 1823 –
????, 1824
18th Redistricted from the 8th district and re-elected in 1822.
Resigned to become judge of Court of Common Pleas of 16th judicial district.
Vacant?????, 1824 –
December 6, 1824
Alexander Thomson Jacksonian Democratic-Republican December 6, 1824 –
March 3, 1825
Elected October 12, 1824 to finish Tod's term.
Elected the same day in 1824 to the next term.
Jacksonian March 4, 1825 –
May 1, 1826
VacantMay 1, 1826 –
December 4, 1826
Chauncey Forward Jacksonian December 4, 1826 –
March 3, 1831
Elected October 10, 1826 to finish Thomson's term and seated December 4, 1826.
Elected the same day in 1826 to the next term.
Re-elected in 1828.
George Burd Anti-Jacksonian March 4, 1831 –
March 3, 1833
22nd Elected in 1830.
Redistricted to the 18th district .
Jesse Miller Jacksonian March 4, 1833 –
October 30, 1836
Elected in 1832.
Resigned to become the First Auditor of the United States Department of the Treasury.
VacantOctober 30, 1836 –
December 5, 1836
James Black Jacksonian December 5, 1836 –
March 3, 1837
24th Elected to finish Miller's term.
[ data unknown/missing ]
Charles McClure Democratic March 4, 1837 –
March 3, 1839
25th [ data unknown/missing ]
William Sterrett Ramsey Democratic March 4, 1839 –
October 17, 1840
26th [ data unknown/missing ]
VacantOctober 17, 1840 –
December 7, 1840
Charles McClure Democratic December 7, 1840 –
March 3, 1841
26th Elected to finish Ramsey's term.
[ data unknown/missing ]
Amos Gustine Democratic May 4, 1841 –
March 3, 1843
27th [ data unknown/missing ]
Henry Frick Whig March 4, 1843 –
March 1, 1844
28th [ data unknown/missing ]
VacantMarch 1, 1844 –
April 5, 1844
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James Pollock
Whig April 5, 1844 –
March 3, 1849
Elected to finish Frick's term.
[ data unknown/missing ]
Joseph Casey Whig March 4, 1849 –
March 3, 1851
31st [ data unknown/missing ]
James Gamble Democratic March 4, 1851 –
March 3, 1853
32nd [ data unknown/missing ]
Redistricted to the 15th district .
Asa Packer
Democratic March 4, 1853 –
March 3, 1857
[ data unknown/missing ]
William H. Dimmick Democratic March 4, 1857 –
March 3, 1861
[ data unknown/missing ]
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Philip Johnson
Democratic March 4, 1861 –
March 3, 1863
37th [ data unknown/missing ]
Redistricted to the 11th district .
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Henry W. Tracy
Independent Republican March 4, 1863 –
March 3, 1865
38th [ data unknown/missing ]
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Ulysses Mercur
Republican March 4, 1865 –
December 2, 1872
[ data unknown/missing ]
Resigned to become associate justice of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania
VacantDecember 2, 1872 –
December 24, 1872
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Frank C. Bunnell
Republican December 24, 1872 –
March 3, 1873
42nd Elected to finish Mercur's term.
[ data unknown/missing ]
James D. Strawbridge Republican March 4, 1873 –
March 3, 1875
43rd [ data unknown/missing ]
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James B. Reilly
Democratic March 4, 1875 –
March 3, 1879
[ data unknown/missing ]
Lost re-election.
John W. Ryon Democratic March 4, 1879 –
March 3, 1881
46th [ data unknown/missing ]
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Charles N. Brumm
Greenback March 4, 1881 –
March 3, 1885
[ data unknown/missing ]
Republican March 4, 1885 –
March 3, 1889
[ data unknown/missing ]
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James B. Reilly
Democratic March 4, 1889 –
March 3, 1895
[ data unknown/missing ]
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Charles N. Brumm
Republican March 4, 1895 –
March 3, 1899
[ data unknown/missing ]
James W. Ryan Democratic March 4, 1899 –
March 3, 1901
56th [ data unknown/missing ]
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George R. Patterson
Republican March 4, 1901 –
March 3, 1903
57th [ data unknown/missing ]
Redistricted to the 12th district .
Marcus C.L. Kline Democratic March 4, 1903 –
March 3, 1907
[ data unknown/missing ]
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John H. Rothermel
Democratic March 4, 1907 –
March 3, 1915
[ data unknown/missing ]
Arthur G. Dewalt
Democratic March 4, 1915 –
March 3, 1921
[ data unknown/missing ]
Fred B. Gernerd Republican March 4, 1921 –
March 3, 1923
67th [ data unknown/missing ]
George F. Brumm Republican March 4, 1923 –
March 3, 1927
[ data unknown/missing ]
Cyrus M. Palmer Republican March 4, 1927 –
March 3, 1929
70th [ data unknown/missing ]
George F. Brumm Republican March 4, 1929 –
May 29, 1934
[ data unknown/missing ]
VacantMay 29, 1934 –
January 3, 1935
James H. Gildea
Democratic January 3, 1935 –
January 3, 1939
[ data unknown/missing ]
Ivor D. Fenton
Republican January 3, 1939 –
January 3, 1945
[ data unknown/missing ]
Redistricted to the 12th district .
Daniel K. Hoch Democratic January 3, 1945 –
January 3, 1947
79th Redistricted from the 14th district .
[ data unknown/missing ]
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Frederick Augustus Muhlenberg
Republican January 3, 1947 –
January 3, 1949
80th [ data unknown/missing ]
Lost re-election.
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George M. Rhodes
Democratic January 3, 1949 –
January 3, 1953
[ data unknown/missing ]
Redistricted to the 14th district .
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Samuel K. McConnell Jr.
Republican January 3, 1953 –
September 1, 1957
Redistricted from the 16th district .
VacantSeptember 1, 1957 –
November 5, 1957
John A. Lafore Jr. Republican November 5, 1957 –
January 3, 1961
Elected to finish McConnell's term.
Lost renomination.
Richard S. Schweiker
Republican January 3, 1961 –
January 3, 1969
[ data unknown/missing ]
Retired to run for U.S. Senator.
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R. Lawrence Coughlin
Republican January 3, 1969 –
January 3, 1993
[ data unknown/missing ]
Marjorie Margolies-Mezvinsky
Democratic January 3, 1993 –
January 3, 1995
103rd [ data unknown/missing ]
Lost re-election.
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Jon D. Fox
Republican January 3, 1995 –
January 3, 1999
[ data unknown/missing ]
Lost re-election.
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Joe Hoeffel
Democratic January 3, 1999 –
January 3, 2005
[ data unknown/missing ]
Retired to run for U.S. Senator.
Allyson Schwartz
Democratic January 3, 2005 –
January 3, 2015
[ data unknown/missing ]
Retired to run for Governor of Pennsylvania
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Brendan Boyle
Democratic January 3, 2015 –
January 3, 2019
Re-districted to 2nd district .
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John Joyce
Republican January 3, 2019 –
116th Incumbent

Recent election results

YearElectionWinnerPartyVotes%Nominated opponentPartyVotes%
2000 General Joseph M. Hoeffel Democratic 146,02653% Stewart Greenleaf Republican 126,50146%
2002 General Joseph M. Hoeffel Democratic 107,94551% Melissa Brown Republican 100,29547%
2004 General Allyson Schwartz Democratic 171,76356% Melissa Brown Republican 127,20541%
2006 General Allyson Schwartz Democratic 147,36866% Raj Bhakta Republican 75,49234%
2008 General Allyson Schwartz Democratic 196,86863%Marina Kats Republican 108,27135%
2010 General Allyson Schwartz Democratic 117,79856%Dee Adcock Republican 91,19544%
2012 General Allyson Schwartz Democratic 209,90169%Joe Rooney Republican 93,91831%
2014 General Brendan Boyle Democratic 123,60167%Dee Adcock Republican 60,54933%
2016 General Brendan Boyle Democratic 239,316100%None
2018 General John Joyce Republican 178,53370%Brent Ottaway Democratic 74,73329%

Historical district boundaries

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