The map below shows the political leanings of people in and around Orange 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.
Orange County tends to be democratic based on voting results in recent elections. Compared to other nearby counties, Orange County has more democratic voters. Compared to the nation as a whole, Orange County leans more democratic.
Highly educated populations with bachelor’s degrees or higher tend to vote for more liberal candidates. In Orange County, 33.58% of all adults have earned a bachelor’s degree or higher. Educated women are far less likely to vote for conservatives, and in Orange County women make up 50.92% 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 Orange County is 35.8, which is younger than the national median age of 38.1.
Is Orange County a political battleground? Across all types of political contests in Orange County, including state, local and presidential elections, races come within five percentage points 12% 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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Counties with Similar Populations
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