Hill Diversity

Digging Deeper: 2021 Senate Democratic Caucus Diversity Numbers

On July 13, 2021, the Senate Democratic Caucus released an update of its demographic data on Democratic staff (find 2021 numbers here and 2020 numbers here). The analysis below ranks the offices on their total diversity in the following categories:

The point of index, which ranks Senators based on diversity of their staff, is calculated by subtracting the percentage of a Senator’s constituents who are people of color from the percentage of top staff of color in the Senator’s office. For example, a Senator with 0% top staff of color and a 75% POC state would be at a -75 point of index (poor performing). A Senator with a top staff that is 66% POC who represents a 33% POC state would be at a 33 point of index (high performing). The table is set to be sorted by the point of index.

AAPI = Asian American/Pacific Islander

MENA = Middle Eastern/North African

NA/H/A – Native American, Hawaiian, or Alaskan


Overall Senate Personal Office Chart


Most & Least Diverse Staff in Senate Personal Offices (by Race, Gender & Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity)

 

Top Three Racially Diverse Staff in Personal Offices

Top Senators with Black Staff in Personal Offices

Top Senators with Latina/o Staff in Personal Offices

Top Senators with AAPI Staff in Personal Offices

Top Senators with Women Staff in Personal Offices

Top Senators with LGBTQ Staff in Personal Offices

Least Racially Diverse Staff in Personal Offices


Most Improved & Least Improved in Staff Diversity (by Personal Office)

Senators Up by More Than 5 Points from 2020 in Racial Diversity

Senators Up by More Than 5 Points from 2020 in Black Staff

Senators Down by More Than 5 Points from 2020 in Black Staff

Senators With Greatest Gap Between Black Staff and Black State Population (2019 Census Estimates)


Overall Senate Committee Office Chart


Most & Least Diverse Staff in Senate Committee Offices (by Race, Gender & Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity)

Top Three Racially Diverse Committee Offices

Least Racially Diverse Committee Offices

Committee Offices with Lowest Percentage of Black Staff

Committee Offices with Lowest Percentage of Latina/o Staff


Most Improved & Least Improved in Staff Diversity (by Committee Office)

Committees Up by More Than 5 Points from 2020 in Racial Diversity

Committees Down by More Than 5 Points from 2020 in Racial Diversity

Committees Up by More Than 5 Points from 2020 in Black Staff

Committees Down by 5 Points from 2020 in Black Staff