The map below shows the political leanings of people in and around St. Louis. 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.
St. Louis tends to be slightly democratic based on voting results in recent elections. Compared to other nearby cities, St. Louis has more republican voters. Compared to the nation as a whole, St. Louis leans more democratic.
Highly educated populations with bachelor’s degrees or higher tend to vote for more liberal candidates. In the St. Louis metro area, 33.54% of all adults have earned a bachelor’s degree or higher. Educated women are far less likely to vote for conservatives, and in St. Louis women make up 51.53% 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 St. Louis is 40.0, which is older than the national median age of 38.1.
Is St. Louis a political battleground? Across all types of political contests in St. Louis, including state, local and presidential elections, races come within five percentage points 15% 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.
- Maplewood, MO: more liberal voters
- Richmond Heights, MO: more liberal voters
- Clayton, MO: more liberal voters
- Wellston, MO: more liberal voters
- University City, MO: more liberal voters
- Pagedale, MO: more liberal voters
- Hillsdale, MO: more liberal voters
- Brentwood, MO: more liberal voters
- Shrewsbury, MO: more liberal voters
- Velda Village Hills, MO: more liberal voters
Cities with Similar Populations
- Aurora, CO: more liberal voters
- Wichita, KS: more conservative voters
- Oakland, CA: more liberal voters
- Tulsa, OK: more conservative voters
- Knoxville, TN: more conservative voters
- Arlington, TX: more conservative voters
- Minneapolis, MN: more liberal voters
- New Orleans, LA: more conservative voters
- Cleveland, OH: more liberal voters
- Boston, MA: more liberal voters
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