Saturday, March 9, 2019

Red, but definitely not Trump's America: Greetings from Johnson County, Kansas, where the GOP experienced some major shrinkage in 2016

“People who tend to identify themselves as more conservative look at bigger home lots, aren’t as interested in pubic transportation, larger cities or walkable communities,” he said. “They look at areas like Olathe, Gardener and south Overland Park.” 
Those choosing to live inside the 435 loop tend to be more interested in walkable neighborhoods and being close the big city amenities of Kansas City. The area also has a younger and more diverse population, Miller said.

Source:  Wikipedia
Bordering the southern edge of Wyandotte County (Kansas City)

Source:  U.S. Census Bureau QuickFacts

In 2016, the Republican margin of victory shrank by 14.8 percentage points.

Source:  Wikipedia
(3rd party votes: 25.6% in 1992; 6.5% in 1996; 8.7% in 2016))

% of population 25 and older with bachelor's degree:
  • 54.6% - Johnson County
  • 32.3% - Kansas
  • 30.9% - U.S.

Other Red but not Trump's America location:
Colorado.  Jefferson County.  (3/9/2019)
Minnesota.  Carver County.  (3/9/2019)
Ohio.  Delaware County  (3/8/2019)
Wisconsin.  Ozaukee County.  (3/8/2019)

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