The map below shows the political leanings of people in and around Sacramento. 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.
Sacramento tends to be democratic based on voting results in recent elections. Compared to other nearby cities, Sacramento has more republican voters. Compared to the nation as a whole, Sacramento leans more democratic.
Highly educated populations with bachelor’s degrees or higher tend to vote for more liberal candidates. In the Sacramento metro area, 32.86% of all adults have earned a bachelor’s degree or higher. Educated women are far less likely to vote for conservatives, and in Sacramento women make up 51.10% 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 Sacramento is 38.2, which is older than the national median age of 38.1.
Is Sacramento a political battleground? Across all types of political contests in Sacramento, 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.
- Sacramento, CA: politically similar voters
- Lemon Hill, CA: more liberal voters
- West Sacramento, CA: more liberal voters
- Parkway, CA: more liberal voters
- Arden-Arcade, CA: more liberal voters
- La Riviera, CA: more conservative voters
- Rosemont, CA: more conservative voters
- Florin, CA: more liberal voters
- McClellan Park, CA: more liberal voters
- Rio Linda, CA: more liberal voters
Cities with Similar Populations
- Oklahoma City, OK: more conservative voters
- Bakersfield, CA: more conservative voters
- Omaha, NE: more conservative voters
- Mesa, AZ: more conservative voters
- Kansas City, MO: more conservative voters
- Miami, FL: more conservative voters
- Raleigh, NC: more conservative voters
- Tucson, AZ: more conservative voters
- Chattanooga, TN: more conservative voters
- Colorado Springs, CO: more conservative voters
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