|New York's 16th congressional district|
New York's 16th congressional district since January 3, 2013
|Population (2018 ACS est.)||732,981|
From 2003 to 2013, the district included the neighborhoods of Bedford Park, East Tremont, Fordham, Hunts Point, Melrose, Highbridge, Morrisania, Mott Haven and University Heights. Yankee Stadium, Fordham University and the Bronx Zoo were located within the district. Before redistricting, the 2010 Census found that approximately 38% of constituents in New York's 16th lived at or below the federal poverty line, the highest poverty rate of any congressional district in the nation. These neighborhoods were largely reassigned to the 15th district after redistricting, while the current 16th comprises most of the territory that had previously been the 17th District. The current 16th district, while still containing impoverished areas, such as some neighborhoods of Mount Vernon, also contains affluent areas, such as in Scarsdale and Rye, resulting in a more mixed-income demography.
In 2008, the previous version of this district gave Barack Obama his largest victory margin of any congressional district, a margin of 90% (95%-5%). The current configuration of the 16th district is strongly Democratic, though it is not as overwhelmingly Democratic as other districts in the city.
Election results from presidential races
|1992||President||B. Clinton 81 - 15%|
|1996||President||B. Clinton 94 - 4%|
|2000||President||Gore 92 - 5%|
|2004||President||Kerry 89 - 10%|
|2008||President||Obama 95 - 5%|
|2012||President||Obama 73.7 - 25.5%|
|2016||President||H. Clinton 75.5 - 22.5%|
List of members representing the district
Recent election results
In New York State electoral politics there are numerous minor parties at various points on the political spectrum. Certain parties will invariably endorse either the Republican or Democratic candidate for every office, hence the state electoral results contain both the party votes, and the final candidate votes (Listed as "Recap").
|Democratic||José E. Serrano||95,568||96.3%|
|Democratic||José E. Serrano||67,367||95.4%||-0.9%|
|Republican||Thomas W. Bayley Jr.||2,457||3.5%||+0.6%|
|Democratic||José E. Serrano||103,041||95.8%||+0.4%|
|Democratic||José E. Serrano||50,716||92.1%||-3.7%|
|Democratic||José E. Serrano||106,739||91.0%|
|Working Families||José E. Serrano||4,899||4.2%|
|total||José E. Serrano||111,638||95.2||+3.1%|
|Democratic||José E. Serrano||53,179||90.3%|
|Working Families||José E. Serrano||2,945||5.0%|
|total||José E. Serrano||56,124||95.3||+0.1%|
|Democratic||José E. Serrano||123,312||93.7%|
|Working Families||José E. Serrano||3,867||2.9%|
|total||José E. Serrano||127,179||96.6||+1.3%|
|Democratic||José E. Serrano||58,478||90.8%|
|Working Families||José E. Serrano||3,164||4.9%|
|total||José E. Serrano||61,642||95.7||-0.9%|
|Republican||Frank Della Valle||2,257||3.5%|
|Conservative||Frank Della Valle||501||0.8%|
|total||Frank Della Valle||2,758||4.3||+0.9%|
|Democratic||Eliot Engel (Incumbent)||22,160||73.7||-26.7|
|Democratic||Eliot Engel (Incumbent)||182,044||100.0||+5.7|
|Democratic||Eliot Engel (Incumbent)||36,149||40.6|
|Democratic||Andom Ghebreghiorgis (withdrawn)||761||0.9|
- List of United States congressional districts
- New York's congressional districts
- United States congressional delegations from New York
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