November 10, 2016
Election 2016: America’s Urban Rural Divide in Three Maps
Geography was a crucial determining factor for how people voted in the 2016 election. The results reveal a sharp divide between urban cores and rural communities.
Geography was a crucial determining factor for how people voted in the U.S.’s 2016 presidential election. The following three maps (and one chart) explain the sharp political divide between urban cores and rural communities.
Donald J. Trump Won Rural America, Clinton the Big Urban Cores
Red arrows show how much President-elect Donald J. Trump surpassed the Republican candidate Mitt Romney in 2012.
Clinton Won Urban Counties, Trump Everywhere Else
According to The Washington Post: “Clinton won almost 90 percent of urban cores, while Trump won the vast majority—between 75 and 90 percent—of suburbs, small cities and rural areas. Though these latter geographies are more sparsely populated, they were home to the majority of voters this election.”
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