The map below shows the political leanings of people in and around Dallas. 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.
Dallas tends to be a political battleground based on voting results in recent elections. Compared to other nearby cities, Dallas has more republican voters. Compared to the nation as a whole, Dallas leans more republican.
Highly educated populations with bachelor’s degrees or higher tend to vote for more liberal candidates. In the Dallas metro area, 33.27% of all adults have earned a bachelor’s degree or higher. Educated women are far less likely to vote for conservatives, and in Dallas women make up 50.80% 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 Dallas is 35.8, which is younger than the national median age of 38.1.
Is Dallas a political battleground? Across all types of political contests in Dallas, including state, local and presidential elections, races come within five percentage points 11% 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.
- Highland Park, TX: more liberal voters
- Parker, TX: more conservative voters
- University Park, TX: more liberal voters
- Cockrell Hill, TX: more liberal voters
- Farmers Branch, TX: more liberal voters
- Mesquite, TX: more liberal voters
- Addison, TX: more liberal voters
- Garland, TX: more liberal voters
- Irving, TX: more liberal voters
- Richardson, TX: more liberal voters
Cities with Similar Populations
- Raleigh, NC: more liberal voters
- Louisville, KY: more liberal voters
- Richmond, VA: more liberal voters
- Memphis, TN: more liberal voters
- San Diego, CA: more liberal voters
- New Orleans, LA: more liberal voters
- Oklahoma City, OK: more conservative voters
- Hartford, CT: more liberal voters
- Phoenix, AZ: more conservative voters
- Salt Lake City, UT: more conservative voters
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