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Kentucky's 5th congressional district
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Kentucky's 5th congressional district - since January 3, 2013.
Representative
  Hal Rogers
RSomerset
Distribution
  • 23.51% urban
  • 76.49% rural
Population (2019) 689,793
Median income $35,636
Ethnicity
Cook PVI R+31

Kentucky's 5th congressional district is a congressional district in the state of Kentucky. The district elects a person to represent the district in the United States House of Representatives. The district is the second most poor district in the United States. The district is in Appalachia and is the most rural district in the United States. The district includes the cities of cities of Pikeville, Prestonsburg, Middlesboro, Hazard, Jackson, Morehead, London, and Somerset. During the American Civil War one area of the district liked the Republican Party and the Union and the other area liked the Confederate States of America and the Democratic Party. The district is currently represented by Harold D. "Hal" Rogers.

Election history

Election results from presidential races
Year Office Results
2000 President Bush 57 - 42%
2004 President Bush 61 - 39%
2008 President McCain 67 - 31%
2012 President Romney 75 - 23%
2016 President Trump 80 - 18%
2020 President Trump 80 - 19%
Kentucky's 5th Congressional District Election (2002)
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Hal Rogers 137,986 78.29
Democrat Sidney Jane Bailey 38,254 21.71
Total votes 176,240 100.00
Turnout  
Republican hold
Kentucky's 5th Congressional District Election (2004)
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Hal Rogers 177,579 100.00
Total votes 177,579 100.00
Turnout  
Republican hold
Kentucky's 5th Congressional District Election (2006)
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Hal Rogers 147,261 73.76
Democrat Kenneth Stepp 52,384 26.24
Total votes 199,645 100.00
Turnout  
Republican hold
Kentucky's 5th Congressional District Election (2008)
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Hal Rogers 177,024 84.11
Independent Jim Holbert 33,444 15.89
Total votes 210,468 100.00
Turnout  
Republican hold
Kentucky's 5th Congressional District Election (2010)
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Hal Rogers 151,019 77.43
Democrat Jim Holbert 44,034 22.58
Total votes 195,053 100.00
Turnout  
Republican hold
Kentucky's 5th Congressional District Election (2012)
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Hal Rogers 195,408 77.90
Democrat Kenneth S. Stepp 55,447 22.10
Total votes 250,855 100.00
Turnout  
Republican hold
Kentucky's 5th Congressional District Election (2014)
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Hal Rogers 171,350 78.30
Democrat Kenneth S. Stepp 47,617 21.70
Total votes 218,967 100.00
Turnout  
Republican hold
Kentucky's 5th Congressional District Election (2016)
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Hal Rogers 221,242 100.00
Total votes 221,242 100.00
Turnout  
Republican hold
Kentucky's 5th Congressional District Election (2018)
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Hal Rogers 172,093 78.9
Democrat Kenneth Stepp 45,890 21.0
Independent Bill Ray (write-in) 34 0.1
Total votes 218,017 100.0
Republican hold
Kentucky's 5th Congressional District Election (2020)
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Hal Rogers 250,660 84.2
Democrat Matthew Best 46,993 15.8
Total votes 297,653 100.0
Republican hold
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