How many voting districts are there in Pennsylvania as of the latest census?


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As of August 2015, Pennsylvania contains 18 Congressional Voting Districts, each with a population of about 710,000 people. These districts each elect a representative to the U.S. House of Representatives for a two-year term. These districts were established and approved by a Pennsylvania state commission in 2012.

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Of Pennsylvania's eighteen representatives, five are Democrats and thirteen are Republicans. Two of these representatives, Republican Ryan Costello of the Sixth District and Democrat Brendan Boyle of the Thirteenth District, assumed office in January of 2015. The other sixteen representatives are all incumbents, with Democrat Chaka Fattah of the Second District being the longest-serving, having held office since 1995.

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