The map below shows the political leanings of people in and around Denver. 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.
Denver tends to be democratic based on voting results in recent elections. Compared to other nearby cities, Denver has more democratic voters. Compared to the nation as a whole, Denver leans more democratic.
Highly educated populations with bachelor’s degrees or higher tend to vote for more liberal candidates. In the Denver metro area, 44.02% of all adults have earned a bachelor’s degree or higher. Educated women are far less likely to vote for conservatives, and in Denver women make up 50.06% 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 Denver is 37.6, which is younger than the national median age of 38.1.
Is Denver a political battleground? Across all types of political contests in Denver, including state, local and presidential elections, races come within five percentage points 20% 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.
- Glendale, CO: more conservative voters
- Denver, CO: politically similar voters
- North Washington, CO: more liberal voters
- Cherry Hills Village, CO: more conservative voters
- Englewood, CO: more conservative voters
- Sheridan, CO: more conservative voters
- Edgewater, CO: more conservative voters
- Berkley, CO: more liberal voters
- Lakeside, CO: more conservative voters
- Greenwood Village, CO: more conservative voters
Cities with Similar Populations
- El Paso, TX: more liberal voters
- Colorado Springs, CO: more conservative voters
- Fort Myers, FL: more conservative voters
- Columbus, OH: more conservative voters
- Portland, OR: more liberal voters
- Akron, OH: more conservative voters
- Seattle, WA: more liberal voters
- Boise, ID: more conservative voters
- Stockton, CA: more conservative voters
- Little Rock, AR: more conservative voters
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