11.04.2004

Urban v Rural

I compiled this list of the fifty largest cities in the United States, and went to CNN's Election Results Page and noted the county results of those cities. (Note, three of the cities on this list are not located within a county, and two of the cities straddle more than one county. I've noted these where possible.)

Out of the fifty largest cities in America, Bush carried 16 of them, Kerry took 34. Basically, Kerry won 2/3 of the cities, while Bush took the other 1/3. In a dozen of the cities, Kerry received at least 2/3 of the popular vote. Of Bush's 16, there is only one city where he carried 2/3 of the vote (Colorado City).

I'm not statistics or demographics wizard. I don't know what this means, if anything. Just thought it was interesting....

Kerry Cities


Albuquerque, New Mexico - Kerry 51%

Atlanta, Georgia - Kerry 60%

Austin, Texas - Kerry 56%

Baltimore, Maryland - Kerry 82% (Baltimore is not in a county.)

Boston, Massachusetts - Kerry (Could not find any numbers for Boston.)

Charlotte, North Carolina- Kerry 52%

Chicago, Illinois - Kerry 70%

Cleveland, Ohio - Kerry 67%

Columbus, Ohio - Kerry 54%

Denver, Colorado - Kerry 70%

Detroit, Michigan - Kerry 69%

El Paso, Texas - Kerry 56%

Honolulu, Hawaii - Kerry 51%

Indianapolis, Indiana - Kerry 50%

Kansas City, Missouri - Kerry 58%

Las Vegas, Nevada - Kerry 52%

Long Beach, California - Kerry 63%

Los Angeles, California - Kerry 63%

Memphis, Tennessee - Kerry 58%

Milwaukee, Wisconsin - Kerry 62%

Minneapolis, Minnesotta - Kerry 59%

Nashville, Davidson, TN - Kerry 55%

New Orleans, Louisiana - Kerry 77%

New York, New York - Kerry 70% (This is a bit of an average of Manhattan and surrounding counties.)

Oakland, California - Kerry 74%

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Kerry 81%

Portland, Oregon - Kerry 72%

Sacramento, California - Kerry 50%

San Francisco, California- Kerry 83%

San Jose, California - Kerry 64%

St. Louis, Missouri - Kerry 81% (St. Louis is not in a county.)

Seattle, Washington - Kerry 65%

Tucson, Arizona - Kerry 52%

Washington, D.C. - Kerry 90%


Bush Cities


Colorado Springs, Colorado Bush 67%

Dallas, Texas - Bush 50%

Fort Worth, Texas - Bush 62%

Fresno, California - Bush 58%

Houston, Texas - Bush 55%

Jacksonville, Florida - Bush 58%

Mesa, Arizona - Bush 57% (This city is in the same county as Phoenix.)

Miami-Dade, Florida - Bush 54%

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma - Bush 64%

Omaha, Nebraska - Bush 59%

Phoenix, Arizona - Bush 57% (This city is in the same county as Mesa.

San Antonio, Texas - Bush 55%

San Diego, California - Bush 52%

Tulsa, Oklahoma - Bush 64%

Virginia Beach, Virginia - Bush 59%

Wichita, Kansas - Bush 62%


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