The map below shows the political leanings of people in and around Atlanta. Darker red areas have almost entirely Republican voters, dark blue areas vote mostly for Democrats, and areas in lighter shades or in light purple are areas where the vote is usually split between parties.
Atlanta tends to be slightly democratic based on voting results in recent elections. Compared to other nearby cities, Atlanta has more republican voters. Compared to the nation as a whole, Atlanta leans more democratic.
Highly educated populations with bachelor’s degrees or higher tend to vote for more liberal candidates. In the Atlanta metro area, 37.29% of all adults have earned a bachelor’s degree or higher. Educated women are far less likely to vote for conservatives, and in Atlanta women make up 51.63% of the population.
Older Americans tend to vote more conservatively. Members of the Boomer and Silent generations (born 1928-1964) more often vote for republicans while GenX, Millennials (born 1965-1996) and younger generations consistently support democrats. The median age in Atlanta is 37.0, which is younger than the national median age of 38.1.
Is Atlanta a political battleground? Across all types of political contests in Atlanta, including state, local and presidential elections, races come within five percentage points 9% of the time.
Note: Federal, local, and state elections are weighed based on the recency of the election and the importance most voters assign to each seat.
- Atlanta, GA: politically similar voters
- Druid Hills, GA: more liberal voters
- North Druid Hills, GA: more liberal voters
- North Decatur, GA: more liberal voters
- East Point, GA: more liberal voters
- North Atlanta, GA: more liberal voters
- Vinings, GA: more conservative voters
- Candler-McAfee, GA: more liberal voters
- Panthersville, GA: more liberal voters
- Avondale Estates, GA: more liberal voters
Cities with Similar Populations
- Poughkeepsie, NY: more liberal voters
- Lakeland, FL: more conservative voters
- Winston-Salem, NC: more conservative voters
- Las Vegas, NV: more liberal voters
- Washington, DC: more liberal voters
- Ogden, UT: more conservative voters
- Boise, ID: more conservative voters
- Memphis, TN: more liberal voters
- Madison, WI: more liberal voters
- Wichita, KS: more conservative voters
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