The map below shows the political leanings of people in and around Kansas City. 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.
Kansas City tends to be a political battleground based on voting results in recent elections. Compared to other nearby cities, Kansas City has more democratic voters. Compared to the nation as a whole, Kansas City leans more democratic.
Highly educated populations with bachelor’s degrees or higher tend to vote for more liberal candidates. In the Kansas City metro area, 36.08% of all adults have earned a bachelor’s degree or higher. Educated women are far less likely to vote for conservatives, and in Kansas City women make up 50.93% 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 Kansas City is 38.3, which is older than the national median age of 38.1.
Is Kansas City a political battleground? Across all types of political contests in Kansas City, including state, local and presidential elections, races come within five percentage points 17% 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.
- Kansas City, MO: politically similar voters
- North Kansas City, MO: more liberal voters
- Avondale, MO: more liberal voters
- Westwood Hills, KS: more conservative voters
- Pleasant Valley, MO: more conservative voters
- Westwood, KS: more conservative voters
- Randolph, MO: more conservative voters
- Roeland Park, KS: more conservative voters
- Fairway, KS: more conservative voters
- Sugar Creek, MO: more liberal voters
Cities with Similar Populations
- Bakersfield, CA: more conservative voters
- Sacramento, CA: more liberal voters
- Colorado Springs, CO: more conservative voters
- Staten Island, NY: more conservative voters
- Oklahoma City, OK: more conservative voters
- Long Beach, CA: more liberal voters
- Omaha, NE: more conservative voters
- Pittsburgh, PA: more conservative voters
- Mesa, AZ: more conservative voters
- Nashville, TN: more conservative voters
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