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Mark Kennedy
2nd District congressman beats Janet Robert Listen. (12:10 a.m.)

6th District
Three candidates for the 6th Congressional District seat debated for the first and only time. Listen | Read . (10/31/02)

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Congress - 6th District

At a Glance

Democratic incumbent William Luther is not running in the 6th district in order to run in Minnesota's 2nd district race.

In the 2000 presidential election, district voters chose Republican and former Texas Gov. George W. Bush over Democrat Al Gore.

About 37.2 percent of residents in the 6th district make a living as doctors, lawyers, managers and other professionals and 28.6 percent work in 9 to 5 office jobs as salespeople, administrative assistants or secretaries, for example. Another 13.6 percent are employed in transportation and production, jobs courted by powerful unions.

Median household income is $62,316 a year and the median value of a home is $144,200.

Married couples make up 62.8 percent of the district's households, and those with children represent 33.8 percent.

Population 720,995
White 93.2%
Black 1.8%
Asian 2.2%
Pacific Islander .0%
American Indian, Alaska Native .5%
Multi-Race 1.6%
Hispanic, of any race 1.9%
Seniors, Age 65+ 6.7%
High School grad or equiv. 27.6%
Bachelor's or higher 29.5%

Results from the 2000 U.S. Census not only created changes in the number of districts in many states across the country, but they also showed demographic changes within existing districts.

The district profile above is compiled from information in the 2000 census but reflects district boundries from the 106th Congress. Information about the new Congress is not expected to be released until at the earliest, January, after the next session has already started.

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