The map below shows the political leanings of people in and around Las Vegas. 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.
Las Vegas tends to be slightly democratic based on voting results in recent elections. Compared to other nearby cities, Las Vegas has more republican voters. Compared to the nation as a whole, Las Vegas leans more democratic.
Highly educated populations with bachelor’s degrees or higher tend to vote for more liberal candidates. In the Las Vegas metro area, 23.28% of all adults have earned a bachelor’s degree or higher. Educated women are far less likely to vote for conservatives, and in Las Vegas women make up 50.05% 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 Las Vegas is 38.0, which is younger than the national median age of 38.1.
Is Las Vegas a political battleground? Across all types of political contests in Las Vegas, including state, local and presidential elections, races come within five percentage points 28% 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.
- North Las Vegas, NV: more liberal voters
- Las Vegas, NV: politically similar voters
- Spring Valley, NV: more liberal voters
- Summerlin South, NV: more conservative voters
- Winchester, NV: more liberal voters
- Sunrise Manor, NV: more liberal voters
- Paradise, NV: more liberal voters
- Nellis Afb, NV: more conservative voters
- Enterprise, NV: more conservative voters
- Whitney, NV: more liberal voters
Cities with Similar Populations
- Washington, DC: more liberal voters
- Atlanta, GA: more conservative voters
- Boise, ID: more conservative voters
- Poughkeepsie, NY: more conservative voters
- Lakeland, FL: more conservative voters
- Winston-Salem, NC: more conservative voters
- Akron, OH: more conservative voters
- Columbus, OH: more conservative voters
- Ogden, UT: more conservative voters
- Colorado Springs, CO: more conservative voters
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