The map below shows the political leanings of people in and around Indianapolis. 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.
Indianapolis tends to be a political battleground based on voting results in recent elections. Compared to other nearby cities, Indianapolis has more republican voters. Compared to the nation as a whole, Indianapolis leans more republican.
Highly educated populations with bachelor’s degrees or higher tend to vote for more liberal candidates. In the Indianapolis metro area, 33.75% of all adults have earned a bachelor’s degree or higher. Educated women are far less likely to vote for conservatives, and in Indianapolis women make up 51.16% 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 Indianapolis is 37.4, which is younger than the national median age of 38.1.
Is Indianapolis a political battleground? Across all types of political contests in Indianapolis, 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.
- Indianapolis, IN: politically similar voters
- Wynnedale, IN: more liberal voters
- Rocky Ripple, IN: more liberal voters
- Warren Park, IN: more liberal voters
- Beech Grove, IN: more liberal voters
- Speedway, IN: more liberal voters
- Meridian Hills, IN: more liberal voters
- Williams Creek, IN: more liberal voters
- Homecroft, IN: more liberal voters
- Southport, IN: more liberal voters
Cities with Similar Populations
- San Francisco, CA: more liberal voters
- Charlotte, NC: more conservative voters
- Albany, NY: more liberal voters
- New Haven, CT: more liberal voters
- Jacksonville, FL: more conservative voters
- Bakersfield, CA: more conservative voters
- Greenville, SC: more conservative voters
- McAllen, TX: more liberal voters
- Oxnard, CA: more liberal voters
- El Paso, TX: more liberal voters
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