The map below shows the political leanings of people in and around Sacramento 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.
Sacramento County tends to be democratic based on voting results in recent elections. Compared to other nearby counties, Sacramento County has more democratic voters. Compared to the nation as a whole, Sacramento County leans more democratic.
Highly educated populations with bachelor’s degrees or higher tend to vote for more liberal candidates. In Sacramento County, 29.56% of all adults have earned a bachelor’s degree or higher. Educated women are far less likely to vote for conservatives, and in Sacramento County women make up 51.14% 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 County is 36.9, which is younger than the national median age of 38.1.
Is Sacramento County a political battleground? Across all types of political contests in Sacramento County, including state, local and presidential elections, races come within five percentage points 14% 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.
- Yolo County, CA: more liberal voters
- Placer County, CA: more conservative voters
- Amador County, CA: more conservative voters
- Sutter County, CA: more conservative voters
- Solano County, CA: more liberal voters
- Yuba County, CA: more conservative voters
- San Joaquin County, CA: more conservative voters
- El Dorado County, CA: more conservative voters
- Napa County, CA: more liberal voters
- Calaveras County, CA: more conservative voters
Counties with Similar Populations
- Suffolk County, NY: more conservative voters
- Middlesex County, MA: more conservative voters
- Philadelphia County, PA: more liberal voters
- Bronx County, NY: more liberal voters
- Palm Beach County, FL: more conservative voters
- Alameda County, CA: more liberal voters
- Nassau County, NY: more conservative voters
- New York County, NY: more liberal voters
- Hillsborough County, FL: more conservative voters
- Cuyahoga County, OH: more conservative voters
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