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Congressman Gene Green

Representing the 29th District of Texas

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29th District of Texas - Interactive Map

If you are looking for our District Office contact information, you can view our Offices page. If you would like to email us, you can send us a message using the form on the contact page.

If you are interested in browsing district-specific population statistics, you can look up Census data for the 29th District.

The 29th District of Texas was created in 1992, as a result of the population shifts indicated by the 1990 census. Originally designed as a "minority-majority" district for Hispanics, it has undergone several changes. In August of 1996, a federal district court in Houston ruled the 29th, 18th and the 30th Congressional Districts of Texas unconstitutional. The court redrew districts in both the Houston and Dallas-Fort Worth areas and annulled the results of both party primaries, resulting in a special open election held in conjunction with the November 1996 General Election. The district again underwent changes after the 2000 and 2010 Census and the Texas House of Representatives' redistricting.  Congressman Green has had the privilege of representing the 29th District since its inception.

While the geography and makeup of the district has changed somewhat due to the federal court's rulings and state legislative redistricting, it remains very similar to its older versions in terms of landmark features. With the Port of Houston, the 29th District remains at the forefront of international trade. The district also encompasses parts of the industrial engines that drive the Houston economy, with oil refineries and other heavy industries.

The 29th District, while consisting mainly of parts of the City of Houston, also contains several vital and historically significant smaller communities, such as Galena Park, and South Houston, as well as parts of Channelview, Pasadena, Humble, Jacinto City and unincorporated Harris County. The population runs the spectrum from the inner-city neighborhoods of Houston's Denver Harbor and East End to the suburbs of the Aldine area.  The population for the 29th District also continues to grow, from almost 653,000 in 2005 to over 718,000 in the most recent census data.


Creating educational opportunities for the constituents of the 29th District is an important priority.  Every year our office hosts several college financial aid workshops and an Astronaut Day to encourage and stress the importance of getting a college degree.  Of the persons that are 25 years or older in the 29th District, almost 59% have a high school diploma or higher.  We have seen higher education rates rise with over 9% of residents with a four-year bachelor's degree and  2.6% with a graduate or professional degree.


There are many factors that lead individuals and families to live in poverty.  At 21.2%, the 29th District still has a significant number of persons that live below the poverty level.  The median household income is less than $37,000.  With many areas of Houston experiencing rapid growth, the construction trade is one of the highest sources of income for residents of the 29th District.  Other areas are in manufacturing and industrial work due to our large petrochemical industry.


Harris County, Texas has historically been one of the counties with the highest hispanic population in the U.S.  In the 29th Congressional District, over 76% of residents are of Hispanic or Latino origin.  68.1% of the residents speak a language other than English at home with the majority speaking Spanish.


Maps and other useful information about the 29th Congressional District and other Texas districts can be obtained through the Texas Legislative Council.