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These neighborhoods are home to the country’s richest voters
Travis Jett fills out his ballot at First United Methodist Church in Oklahoma City on Election Day, Tuesday Nov. 6, 2012. Americans are heading to polling places across the country Tuesday. (AP Photo/Nick Oxford)

The role of money in politics is a contentious issue in the 2016 presidential race that has motivated the rise of anti-establishment candidates. Both Republican businessman Donald Trump and Democratic candidate Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders are running on platforms that promote their freedom from the influence of wealthy donors. The success of these candidates suggests that having affluent supporters does not necessarily translate into success in politics.

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Beyond the money game of the national election, the richest voters have the power to choose who they want to represent their interests in Washington. Their representatives in Congress typically align with local needs. The relationship between political parties and money can be examined by looking at the wealthiest voters and their elected officials.

The data analysts at FindTheHome used 2014 American Community Survey information to identify the congressional districts with the highest average per capita income. All the neighborhoods have average per capita incomes that are at least $10,000 higher than the national average of $28,555. We also use data from InsideGov to provide the current representative’s name and party affiliation.

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50. District 24 of Texas

Average per capita income: $37,802
Representative: Kenny Marchant

This district serves the suburban area between Fort Worth and Dallas. Marchant, a Republican, has represented District 24 of Texas since 2005.

49. District 11 of Michigan

Average per capita income: $37,929
Representative: David A. Trott

This district is made up of northwestern Wayne and southwestern Oakland counties. Trott, a Republican and lawyer by training, is the fifth-richest member of Congress.

48. District 6 of Pennsylvania

Average per capita income: $38,149
Representative: Ryan A. Costello

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This district includes communities north and west of Philadelphia. Costello, a Republican, assumed office as the representative for Pennsylvania’s 6th congressional district in 2015.

47. District 4 of New Jersey

Average per capita income: $38,294
Representative: Christopher H. Smith

This district is made up of all or part of 40 municipalities in central New Jersey. Smith, a Republican, was elected in 1980 and is serving his 18th term as the representative for New Jersey’s 4th District.

46. District 32 of Texas

Average per capita income: $38,347
Representative: Pete Sessions

This district serves the northeastern suburbs of Dallas. Sessions, a Republican who’s one of the most conservative members of Congress, has represented District 32 of Texas since 2003.

34. District 22 of Florida

Average per capita income: $38,464
Representative: Lois Frankel

This district represents the coastline between north Palm Beach County and central Broward County. Frankel, a Democrat who was elected in 2012, was previously the mayor of West Palm Beach, Florida.

44. District 16 of New York

Average per capita income: $38,546
Representative: Eliot L. Engel

New York’s 16th District includes the city of Yonkers. Engel, a Democrat, took office in 2013.

43. District 6 of Arizona

Average per capita income: $38,624
Representative: David Schweikert

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The 6th District of Arizona includes the city of Scottsdale. Schweikert, a Republican, took office in 2013.

42. District 12 of New Jersey

Average per capita income: $38,627
Representative: Bonnie Watson Coleman

This district is home to a number of prestigious institutions and research centers, including Princeton University and the Johnson & Johnson corporate office. Coleman, a Democrat who assumed office in 2015, is the first African-American congresswoman to represent New Jersey.

41. District 9 of Illinois

Average per capita income: $38,948
Representative: Janice D. Schakowsky

Part of northern Chicago is included in this district. Schakowsky, a Democrat, has represented Illinois’s 9th Congressional District since 1999.

40. District 1 of Washington

Average per capita income: $39,050
Representative: Susan K. DelBene

This district now includes most of Whatcom, Skagit and Snohomish counties. DelBene, a Democrat, was the 1st Congressional District of Washington’s first representative after it was redrawn in 2012.

39. District 9 of North Carolina

Average per capita income: $39,153
Representative: Robert Pittenger

The 9th District of North Carolina includes the city of Charlotte. Pittenger, a Republican, took office in 2013.

38. District 2 of California

Average per capita income: $39,175
Representative: Jared Huffman

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California’s 2nd District includes a large portion of northern California, from the Golden Gate Bridge to the Oregon border. Huffman, a Democrat, took office in 2013.

37. District 4 of New York

Average per capita income: $39,198
Representative: Kathleen M. Rice

This district includes central and southern Nassau County. Rice, a Democrat who once worked as a federal prosecutor in Philadelphia, now represents New York’s 4th District.

36. District 7 of Pennsylvania

Average per capita income: $39,560
Representative: Patrick Meehan

This district includes part of the Philadelphia suburbs. Meehan, a Republican who was previously a U.S. attorney, was elected to represent Pennsylvania’s 7th District in 2010.

35. District 6 of Massachusetts

Average per capita income: $39,693
Representative: Seth Moulton

This district includes most of Essex County. Moulton, a Democrat, has represented the 6th District of Massachusetts since 2015.

34. District 3 of Texas

Average per capita income:$39,766
Representative: Sam Johnson

The 3rd District of Texas includes the city of Plano. Johnson, a Republican, took office in 1991.

33. District 11 of California

Average per capita income: $40,118
Representative: Mark DeSaulnier

The 11th District of California includes the cities of Richmond and Concord. DeSaulnier, a Democrat, took office in 2015.

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32. District 8 of Massachusetts

Average per capita income: $40,248
Representative: Stephen F. Lynch

The 8th District of Massachusetts includes some parts of southern Boston. Lynch, a Democrat, took office in 2013.

31. District 3 of Maryland

Average per capita income: $40,511
Representative: John P. Sarbanes

This district includes a significant part of Baltimore. Sarbanes, a Democrat, previously worked as a lawyer and has represented Maryland’s 3rd District since 2007.

30. District 2 of Missouri

Average per capita income: $40,732
Representative: Ann Wagner

This district includes the south and west suburbs of St. Louis. Wagner, a Republican, served as the U.S. Ambassador to Luxembourg under President George W. Bush.

29. District 17 of California

Average per capita income: $41,699
Representative: Michael M. Honda

The 17th District of California includes the cities of Santa Clara, Sunnyvale and Fremont. Honda, a Democrat, took office in 2013.

28. District 14 of California

Average per capita income: $42,307
Representative: Jackie Speier

California’s 14 District includes the cities of San Mateo, Daly City and part of San Francisco. Speier, a Democrat, took office in 2013.

27. District 3 of Minnesota

Average per capita income: $42,625
Representative: Erik Paulsen

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This district includes the suburbs of Hennepin County. Paulsen, a Republican, has represented Minnesota’s 3rd District since 2009.

26. District 6 of Georgia

Average per capita income: $42,637
Representative: Tom Price

This district includes many of Atlanta’s northern suburbs. Price, a Republican, worked as an orthopedic surgeon before going into politics.

25. District 45 of California

Average per capita income: $42,657
Representative: Mimi Walters

California’s 45th District is based in Orange County and includes the cities of Irvine and Anaheim. Walters, a Republican, took office in 2015.

24. District 5 of Illinois

Average per capita income: $42,685
Representative: Mike Quigley

This district covers parts of Cook and DuPage counties. Quigley, a Democrat, was elected in a special congressional election. Rahm Emanuel left a vacancy when he resigned to become White House Chief of Staff in 2009.

23. District 17 of New York

Average per capita income: $42,830
Representative: Nita Lowey

This district includes Rockland County, White Plains and the Tappan Zee Bridge. Lowey, a Democrat, has served as a member of the House since 1989.

22. District 52 of California

Average per capita income: $45,583
Representative: Scott H. Peters

The 52nd District of California includes the city of San Diego. Peters, a Democrat, is the 11th wealthiest member of Congress.

21. District 48 of California

Average per capita income: $43,690
Representative: Dana Rohrabacher

California’s 48th District includes Costa Mesa, Sunset Beach and Huntington Beach. Rohrabacher, a Republican, took office in 2013.

20. District 6 of Illinois

Average per capita income: $43,896
Representative: Peter J. Roskam

The district covers the western suburbs of Chicago. Roskam, a Republican, has represented the 6th District of Illinois since 2007.

19. District 7 of Texas

Average per capita income: $43,911
Representative: John Abney Culberson

The 7th District of Texas includes part of the city of Houston. Culberson, a Republican, took office in 2001.

18. District 5 of New Jersey

Average per capita income: $44,039
Representative: Scott Garrett

Most of this district’s residents live in Bergen County. Garrett, a Republican, has represented the 5th District of New Jersey since 2003.

17. District 7 of Washington

Average per capita income: $44,095
Representative: Jim McDermott

This district includes most of Seattle and all of Vashon Island. McDermott, a Democrat, has represented Washington as a member of the House since 1989. He recently announced his retirement.

16. District 5 of Massachusetts

Average per capita income: $44,910
Representative: Katherine M. Clark

This district includes towns in Middlesex, Suffolk and Worcester counties. Clark, a Democrat who was previously an attorney, has represented the 5th District since 2013.

15. District 11 of Virginia

Average per capita income: $45,049
Representative: Gerald E. Connolly

The 11th District of Virginia includes the city of Fairfax. Connolly, a Democrat, took office in 2009.

14. District 4 of Massachusetts

Average per capita income: $45,087
Representative: Joseph P. Kennedy III

This district is located mostly in southern Massachusetts. Kennedy, a Democrat and a member of the Kennedy family, has served the 4th District of Massachusetts since 2013.

13. The at-Large Delegate District of D.C.

Average per capita income: $46,502
Representative: Eleanor Holmes Norton

Norton, a Democrat, has been ranked as the third most liberal member of Congress.

12. District 10 of Virginia

Average per capita income: $48,395
Representative: Barbara Comstock

Virginia’s 10th District includes the cities of Loudoun, Clarke and Frederick. Comstock, a Republican, took office in 2015.

11. District 8 of Maryland

Average per capita income: $48,726
Representative: Chris Van Hollen

This district includes the northern suburbs of Washington, D.C. Van Hollen, a Democrat, was recently ranked as the 29th most liberal member of Congress.

10. District 11 of New Jersey

Average per capita income: $48,898
Representative: Rodney P. Frelinghuysen

This district is centered in Morris County. Frelinghuysen, a Republican, has been ranked as the 21st wealthiest member of Congress.

9. District 3 of New York

Average per capita income: $50,366
Representative: Steve Israel

New York’s 3rd District includes part of Long Island and Queens. Israel, a Democrat, took office in 2013.

8. District 7 of New Jersey

Average per capita income: $50,483
Representative: Leonard Lance

This district includes portions of four counties and 54 municipalities. Lance, a Republican, served as member of the New Jersey General Assembly and Senate before winning the 2008 congressional election.

7. District 12 of California

Average per capita income: $52,031
Representative: Nancy Pelosi

California’s 12th District includes the city of San Francisco. Pelosi, a Democrat, ranks as the eighth wealthiest member of Congress with an average net worth of $100,864,528.

6. District 8 of Virginia

Average per capita income: $52,137
Representative: Donald S. Beyer Jr.

District 8 of Virginia includes the cities of Arlington and Alexandria. Beyer, a Democrat, took office in 2015.

5. District 4 of Connecticut

Average per capita income: $53,048
Representative: James A. Himes

Connecticut’s 4th District includes the cities of Bridgeport and Stamford. Himes, a Democrat, took office in 2009.

4. District 18 of California

Average per capita income: $57,633
Representative: Anna G. Eshoo

Eshoo, a Democrat, represents the 18th District of California, which includes part of the Silicon Valley Region.

3. District 10 of New York

Average per capita income: $59,827
Representative: Jerrold Nadler

New York’s 10th District includes parts of Manhattan such as the Financial District and Greenwich Village. Nadler, a Democrat, took office in 2013.

2. District 33 of California

Average per capita income: $63,505
Representative: Ted Lieu

The 33rd District of California is based in Los Angeles and includes the Beverly Hills and Malibu neighborhoods. Lieu, a Democrat, took office in 2015.

1. District 12 of New York

Average per capita income: $79,172
Representative: Carolyn B. Maloney

New York’s 12th District includes parts of Manhattan, Queens and Brooklyn. Maloney, a Democrat, took office in 2013.

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