The map below shows the political leanings of people in and around Miami-Dade County. 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.

Miami-Dade County, FL map of Democratic vs. Republican areas

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Miami-Dade County tends to be democratic based on voting results in recent elections. Compared to other nearby counties, Miami-Dade County has more democratic voters. Compared to the nation as a whole, Miami-Dade County leans more democratic.

Highly educated populations with bachelor’s degrees or higher tend to vote for more liberal candidates. In Miami-Dade County, 28.46% of all adults have earned a bachelor’s degree or higher. Educated women are far less likely to vote for conservatives, and in Miami-Dade County women make up 51.44% 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 Miami-Dade County is 40.1, which is older than the national median age of 38.1.

Is Miami-Dade County a political battleground? Across all types of political contests in Miami-Dade County, including state, local and presidential elections, races come within five percentage points 13% 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.

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