It’s no secret that Colorado Springs is a conservative spot in the blue-leaning state of Colorado. Much attention from both candidates has been lavished on Colorado in the past few weeks, and the city of Colorado Springs has been no exception.
I thought it would be fun to take a look at where the red and blue lines are in Colorado Springs. It’s not all Republican (though pretty close). Thanks to Perry at the Gazette, I was able to obtain registered voter affiliated by party data and input it onto a zip code map of the Springs area. Here it is:
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OK, so, yes, we are just a wee bit Republican in these parts, but if you want to live where there’s a concentration of Democratic majority, you should chose zip codes 80903, 80905, and 80910 – right around the downtown and Old Colorado City area. Area 80938 in northeast El Paso county (near Falcon) sticks out like a donkey in a sea of elephants, but with only 14 total voters in the zip code it would be pretty easy to swing it the other way if a few Republicans moved in. 😉
Other zip codes with only small majorities for either party: 80863, 80910, 80916, and 80829. Those have a four percent or less majority for the respective party. I would imagine these neighborhoods have a pretty fierce “sign war” going on in their front yards!
Zip code 80914 was split evenly between Democrats and Republicans as of the date of this data; though again, only eight registered voters in the neighborhood. Other interesting data:
Zip codes 80938, 80914, 80903, 80863, 80913, 80905, 80910, 80916, and 80829 actually had a majority of unaffiliated voters.
Areas 80829, 80864, 80924, and 80929 all had 1% registered Libertarians.
The neighborhood 80918 had the most registered voters, with 57,382. The fewest voters were found in 80939, with… two.
And finally, El Paso county as a whole has 297,069 active registered voters, with 69,920 Democrats, 137,602 Republicans, and 87,905 unaffiliated.
Whew, that’s a lot of data. But it could be really important to you if political enviroment is more important than school district, housing prices, or distance to your employer! If you’re a complete junkie and want more Colorado political data, you can go to the Secretary of State’s Election Center for more.
Just remember wherever you live to vote early and vote often! Well, maybe not often…