The map below shows the political leanings of people in and around West Houston. 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.
West Houston tends to be slightly democratic based on voting results in recent elections. Compared to other nearby neighborhoods, West Houston has more republican voters. Compared to the nation as a whole, West Houston leans more democratic.
Highly educated populations with bachelor’s degrees or higher tend to vote for more liberal candidates. In West Houston, 51.82% of all adults have earned a bachelor’s degree or higher. Educated women are far less likely to vote for conservatives, and in West Houston women make up 53.09% 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 West Houston is 35.2, which is younger than the national median age of 38.1.
Is West Houston a political battleground? Across all types of political contests in West Houston, including state, local and presidential elections, races come within five percentage points 29% 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.
- Westchase, Houston, TX: more liberal voters
- Eldridge-West Oaks, Houston, TX: more liberal voters
- Terra del Sol, Houston, TX: more liberal voters
- Energy Corridor, Houston, TX: more conservative voters
- Sugarland, Houston, TX: more liberal voters
- Greater Memorial, Houston, TX: more conservative voters
- Addicks-Park ten, Houston, TX: more conservative voters
- Mission Bend, Houston, TX: more liberal voters
- Mission Bend South, Mission Bend, TX: more conservative voters
- Spring Branch, Houston, TX: more conservative voters
Neighborhoods with Similar Populations
- Southeast Dallas, Dallas, TX: more liberal voters
- Camelback East, Phoenix, AZ: more conservative voters
- Canarsie, Brooklyn, NY: more liberal voters
- North Hollywood, Los Angeles, CA: more liberal voters
- Harlem, New York, NY: more liberal voters
- East Side, El Paso, TX: more liberal voters
- Borough Park, Brooklyn, NY: more liberal voters
- Pasadina, Houston, TX: more liberal voters
- Alahambra, Phoenix, AZ: more conservative voters
- Mid City, Los Angeles, CA: more liberal voters
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