The 2018 election resulted in the largest number of women elected in history, 267 Congresswoman, 27% of members of Congress, increasing the previous record obtained in 2016, with 243 Congresswoman, 24% of House.
Much of this increase is due to the Democratic party, considering that only 15% of GOP members are women (both in 2016 and 2018), while the number in the Democratic party has risen from 35% to 36%.
Even during the time of GOP majority in the House, the number of women in the Democratic party was almost twice that of the Republican party.
The greatest equality between men and women occurs among black congressmen, with an advantage of only 59% to 41% for men.
The 2018 election also resulted in a less white and more diverse congress, with the number of white congressmen decreasing from 80% to 77%.
After the 2018 elections, the Congressional division became White 77%, Black 11%, Hispanic 10%, Asian 2% and Native less than 1%. In 2016 it was White 80%, Black 9%, Hispanic 9%, Asian 2% and Native less than 1%.
This minority gain was also due to the Democrats. The GOP became an even whiter party, going from 95% white to 96% white in 2018, with 3% hispanic. The racial divide within the Democratic Party remained exactly the same from 2016 to 2018: white 61%, black 19%, hispanic 17%, Asian 4% and native less than 1%.
The congress also became younger after the 2018 election.
2016: Silent 7%, Baby Boomers 58%, Generation X 30%, Millennials 4%
2018: Silent 6%, Baby Boomers 55%, Generation X 34%, Millennials 5%
Both parties became younger, but the effect was more pronounced among Democrats, where the Silent + Baby Boomers generations dropped from 68% to 61%. In the GOP, these generations decreased from 64% to 60%.