The map below shows the political leanings of people in and around Los Angeles. 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.
Los Angeles tends to be democratic based on voting results in recent elections. Compared to other nearby cities, Los Angeles has more republican voters. Compared to the nation as a whole, Los Angeles leans more democratic.
Highly educated populations with bachelor’s degrees or higher tend to vote for more liberal candidates. In the Los Angeles metro area, 32.27% of all adults have earned a bachelor’s degree or higher. Educated women are far less likely to vote for conservatives, and in Los Angeles women make up 50.69% 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 Los Angeles is 37.4, which is younger than the national median age of 38.1.
Is Los Angeles a political battleground? Across all types of political contests in Los Angeles, including state, local and presidential elections, races come within five percentage points 15% 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.
- Los Angeles, CA: politically similar voters
- View Park-Windsor Hills, CA: more liberal voters
- West Hollywood, CA: more liberal voters
- Vernon, CA: more liberal voters
- Ladera Heights, CA: more liberal voters
- Florence-Graham, CA: more liberal voters
- Culver City, CA: more liberal voters
- Beverly Hills, CA: more liberal voters
- Inglewood, CA: more liberal voters
- Huntington Park, CA: more liberal voters
Cities with Similar Populations
- Las Vegas, NV: more conservative voters
- Cincinnati, OH: more conservative voters
- Kansas City, MO: more conservative voters
- Cleveland, OH: more conservative voters
- Austin, TX: more conservative voters
- Sacramento, CA: more conservative voters
- Indianapolis, IN: more conservative voters
- San Jose, CA: more liberal voters
- Pittsburgh, PA: more conservative voters
- Charlotte, NC: more conservative voters
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