The map below shows the political leanings of people in and around Cincinnati. 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.
Cincinnati tends to be republican based on voting results in recent elections. Compared to other nearby cities, Cincinnati has more republican voters. Compared to the nation as a whole, Cincinnati leans more republican.
Highly educated populations with bachelor’s degrees or higher tend to vote for more liberal candidates. In the Cincinnati metro area, 33.32% of all adults have earned a bachelor’s degree or higher. Educated women are far less likely to vote for conservatives, and in Cincinnati women make up 50.98% 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 Cincinnati is 38.9, which is older than the national median age of 38.1.
Is Cincinnati a political battleground? Across all types of political contests in Cincinnati, including state, local and presidential elections, races come within five percentage points 4% 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.
- St. Bernard, OH: more liberal voters
- Elmwood Place, OH: more liberal voters
- Norwood, OH: more liberal voters
- Dayton, KY: more liberal voters
- Golf Manor, OH: more liberal voters
- Bellevue, KY: more liberal voters
- Cincinnati, OH: politically similar voters
- Finneytown, OH: more liberal voters
- Arlington Heights, OH: more liberal voters
- Amberley, OH: more liberal voters
Cities with Similar Populations
- Baltimore, MD: more liberal voters
- Orlando, FL: more liberal voters
- Melbourne, FL: more liberal voters
- Jackson, MS: more liberal voters
- Harrisburg, PA: more liberal voters
- Chapel Hill, NC: more liberal voters
- Albuquerque, NM: more liberal voters
- Spokane, WA: more liberal voters
- Augusta, GA: more liberal voters
- Chattanooga, TN: more conservative voters
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