Saturday, March 9, 2019

Red, but not Trump's America: Greetings from Jefferson County, Colorado, where the GOP experienced some shrinkage in 2016

If Donald Trump is going to win Colorado, he is not going to be able to do it without the state's populous suburbs. But in recent elections, those very places -- like Jefferson County, Colorado -- have leaned toward the Democratic Party. 
Jefferson comprises a solid chunk of the Denver metro area. It is home to a slightly smaller Hispanic population relative to the state and a whole lot of beer. Its job picture has been looking good, and its population is relatively well-educated.

Source:  Wikipedia
Bordering the southern edge of Denver

Source:  U.S. Census Bureau QuickFacts

In 2016, the Republican margin of victory shrank by 7.6 percentage points.

Source:  Wikipedia
(3rd party votes: 28.7% in 1992; 7.0% in 1996; 8.7% in 2016))

% of population 25 and older with bachelor's degree:
  • 43.1% - Jefferson County
  • 39.4% - Colorado
  • 30.9% - U.S.

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

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