The map below shows the political leanings of people in and around New York. 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.
New York tends to be democratic based on voting results in recent elections. Compared to other nearby cities, New York has more republican voters. Compared to the nation as a whole, New York leans more democratic.
Highly educated populations with bachelor’s degrees or higher tend to vote for more liberal candidates. In the New York metro area, 39.13% of all adults have earned a bachelor’s degree or higher. Educated women are far less likely to vote for conservatives, and in New York women make up 51.75% 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 New York is 39.2, which is older than the national median age of 38.1.
Is New York a political battleground? Across all types of political contests in New York, including state, local and presidential elections, races come within five percentage points 7% 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.
- Long Island City, NY: more liberal voters
- Guttenberg, NJ: more liberal voters
- West New York, NJ: more liberal voters
- Astoria, NY: more liberal voters
- North Bergen, NJ: more liberal voters
- Weehawken, NJ: more liberal voters
- Fairview, NJ: more conservative voters
- Edgewater, NJ: more conservative voters
- Cliffside Park, NJ: more conservative voters
- Sunnyside, NY: more liberal voters
Cities with Similar Populations
- Providence, RI: more conservative voters
- Philadelphia, PA: more conservative voters
- San Antonio, TX: more conservative voters
- Virginia Beach, VA: more conservative voters
- Jacksonville, FL: more conservative voters
- Milwaukee, WI: more conservative voters
- Bronx, NY: more liberal voters
- Phoenix, AZ: more conservative voters
- Nashville, TN: more conservative voters
- Oklahoma City, OK: more conservative voters
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