Most Politically Segregated Metro Areas

Most Politically Segregated Metro Areas, 2019:

Metropolitan Statistical Area Political Divergence Rank Political Divergence Score Racial Divergence Rank Racial
Divergence
Score
Jackson, MS 1 0.1877 27 0.2532
Beaumont-Port Arthur, TX 2 0.1876 10 0.3233
Albany, GA 3 0.1658 48 0.2146
Hattiesburg, MS 4 0.1558 106 0.1706
Memphis, TN-MS-AR 5 0.1524 12 0.3155
Cape Girardeau-Jackson, MO-IL 6 0.1463 197 0.1029
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 7 0.1343 11 0.3203
Macon, GA 8 0.1325 56 0.2105
Columbus, GA-AL 9 0.1258 39 0.2288
Greensboro-High Point, NC 10 0.1185 38 0.2299
Savannah, GA 11 0.1172 59 0.2054
Columbia, SC 12 0.1139 58 0.2071
Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway, AR 13 0.1125 42 0.2251
Winston-Salem, NC 14 0.1106 41 0.2257
Pine Bluff, AR 15 0.11 22 0.2651
Athens-Clarke County, GA 16 0.107 116 0.1628
Baltimore-Towson, MD 17 0.102 13 0.3121
St. Louis, MO-IL 18 0.101 17 0.2822
Champaign-Urbana, IL 19 0.0997 86 0.181
New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island, NY-NJ-PA 20 0.0986 1 0.4302
Rocky Mount, NC 21 0.0966 124 0.1582
Florence, SC 22 0.0964 140 0.1437
Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC 24 0.0962 82 0.184
Gulfport-Biloxi, MS 23 0.0962 150 0.1369
Jackson, TN 26 0.0952 88 0.1797
Gainesville, FL 25 0.0952 147 0.1392
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 27 0.0935 3 0.3811
Cincinnati-Middletown, OH-KY-IN 28 0.0934 61 0.2051
Durham-Chapel Hill, NC 29 0.0908 62 0.2039
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 30 0.0892 15 0.2995
Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill, NC-SC 31 0.0877 43 0.2243
Valdosta, GA 32 0.0875 91 0.1777
Bellingham, WA 33 0.0872 257 0.0696
Chattanooga, TN-GA 34 0.0868 66 0.1959
Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor, OH 35 0.086 8 0.3326
Sumter, SC 36 0.0855 152 0.1341
Columbus, OH 37 0.0848 49 0.2145
Goldsboro, NC 38 0.0845 123 0.1586
Indianapolis-Carmel, IN 39 0.0844 37 0.2322
Texarkana, TX-Texarkana, AR 40 0.0808 129 0.1539
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL-IN-WI 41 0.0799 2 0.428
Tallahassee, FL 42 0.0792 112 0.1659
Tyler, TX 43 0.0786 72 0.1905
Waco, TX 44 0.078 96 0.1759
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 45 0.0779 14 0.3119
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 46 0.0762 16 0.2864
Brunswick, GA 47 0.0752 115 0.1635
State College, PA 48 0.0734 205 0.0994
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 49 0.0708 195 0.1051
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 50 0.0705 9 0.3294
Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN 51 0.0705 75 0.188
Pittsburgh, PA 52 0.07 130 0.1529
Medford, OR 53 0.069 271 0.0615
Jacksonville, FL 55 0.0685 63 0.2035
Killeen-Temple-Fort Hood, TX 54 0.0685 153 0.1331
Bloomington, IN 56 0.0677 243 0.0784
Flint, MI 57 0.0674 24 0.2642
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 58 0.0671 120 0.1592
Longview, TX 59 0.0646 179 0.1147
Asheville, NC 60 0.0646 233 0.0835
Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos, TX 61 0.0642 107 0.1695
Kansas City, MO-KS 62 0.0638 57 0.2091
Ithaca, NY 63 0.0634 219 0.0896
Hinesville-Fort Stewart, GA 64 0.0633 217 0.091
Morgantown, WV 65 0.0633 254 0.0716
Ann Arbor, MI 66 0.0626 90 0.1777
San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX 67 0.0615 73 0.1881
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 68 0.0614 137 0.1468
Spartanburg, SC 69 0.0614 155 0.1328
Fayetteville, NC 70 0.0609 192 0.1068
Buffalo-Niagara Falls, NY 71 0.0608 20 0.27
Missoula, MT 72 0.0608 311 0.0334
Eugene-Springfield, OR 73 0.0606 285 0.053
Flagstaff, AZ 74 0.0604 6 0.3625
Kankakee-Bradley, IL 75 0.0596 81 0.1844
Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA 76 0.0582 79 0.1857
Salt Lake City, UT 77 0.0577 168 0.1253
Boise City-Nampa, ID 78 0.0577 255 0.0709
College Station-Bryan, TX 79 0.0574 110 0.1677
Charleston, WV 80 0.0573 232 0.084
Bakersfield-Delano, CA 81 0.0571 33 0.2368
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, FL 82 0.0565 5 0.3702
Fort Wayne, IN 83 0.0564 77 0.1871
Rochester, NY 84 0.0563 53 0.2131
Lansing-East Lansing, MI 85 0.0561 142 0.1432
Manhattan, KS 86 0.0549 223 0.0883
Toledo, OH 87 0.0545 84 0.1818
Detroit-Warren-Livonia, MI 89 0.0543 4 0.3788
Decatur, IL 88 0.0543 158 0.1314
Iowa City, IA 90 0.0538 244 0.0784
Knoxville, TN 91 0.0536 189 0.1095
Greenville-Mauldin-Easley, SC 92 0.0535 148 0.1383
Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI 93 0.053 93 0.1774
Lubbock, TX 94 0.0529 134 0.1495
Madison, WI 95 0.0527 214 0.0944
Yuma, AZ 96 0.0518 51 0.2143
Rome, GA 98 0.0517 104 0.1714
Pensacola-Ferry Pass-Brent, FL 97 0.0517 159 0.1294
Victoria, TX 99 0.0517 181 0.1136
Niles-Benton Harbor, MI 100 0.0516 28 0.2463
Lancaster, PA 101 0.0514 160 0.1288
Lima, OH 102 0.0512 171 0.1227
Greenville, NC 103 0.0511 202 0.1003
Raleigh-Cary, NC 104 0.0501 92 0.1775
Racine, WI 105 0.05 121 0.1591
Youngstown-Warren-Boardman, OH-PA 106 0.0497 109 0.1682
Danville, IL 107 0.0496 74 0.188
Wichita Falls, TX 108 0.0492 164 0.1274
Corvallis, OR 109 0.0489 296 0.0445
Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, CO 110 0.0483 76 0.1879
Chico, CA 111 0.0482 241 0.0789
Burlington, NC 112 0.0481 128 0.1545
Lawrence, KS 113 0.048 292 0.0488
Yakima, WA 114 0.0479 36 0.2324
Oklahoma City, OK 116 0.0473 65 0.1969
Muncie, IN 115 0.0473 213 0.0965
Syracuse, NY 117 0.0472 102 0.1731
Springfield, MA 118 0.0465 29 0.2461
Sacramento--Arden-Arcade--Roseville, CA 120 0.0464 78 0.1869
Akron, OH 119 0.0464 114 0.165
Charleston-North Charleston-Summerville, SC 121 0.046 136 0.1468
Wichita, KS 122 0.0459 94 0.1771
Kalamazoo-Portage, MI 123 0.0459 174 0.121
Springfield, OH 125 0.0458 154 0.1331
Merced, CA 124 0.0458 186 0.1108
Corpus Christi, TX 126 0.0456 119 0.1594
St. Cloud, MN 127 0.0456 229 0.0864
Topeka, KS 128 0.0455 151 0.1351
Fresno, CA 129 0.0449 67 0.195
Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, AR-MO 131 0.0448 125 0.157
Poughkeepsie-Newburgh-Middletown, NY 130 0.0448 143 0.1421
Lawton, OK 132 0.0447 248 0.0756
Peoria, IL 133 0.0443 80 0.1853
Springfield, IL 134 0.0443 145 0.1411
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA-NH 135 0.0441 26 0.2556
Dover, DE 136 0.0432 236 0.0811
Dalton, GA 137 0.043 149 0.1374
Elkhart-Goshen, IN 138 0.0428 191 0.107
Olympia, WA 139 0.0426 262 0.0671
Bend, OR 140 0.0425 313 0.0311
Kingston, NY 142 0.0418 250 0.0752
Bangor, ME 141 0.0418 288 0.0523
Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA 143 0.0416 68 0.193
Santa Fe, NM 144 0.0409 95 0.177
Pueblo, CO 145 0.0402 247 0.0759
Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY 146 0.0399 132 0.1507
Clarksville, TN-KY 147 0.0398 173 0.1218
Jonesboro, AR 149 0.0397 193 0.1066
Burlington-South Burlington, VT 148 0.0397 287 0.0526
Wilmington, NC 150 0.0395 177 0.1192
Ames, IA 151 0.0395 269 0.0618
Farmington, NM 152 0.0392 18 0.2806
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL 153 0.0392 55 0.2121
Stockton, CA 154 0.0391 111 0.1671
Battle Creek, MI 155 0.0389 144 0.1413
Madera-Chowchilla, CA 157 0.0387 60 0.2053
Fort Collins-Loveland, CO 156 0.0387 294 0.0457
Tucson, AZ 158 0.0386 47 0.2158
Reading, PA 159 0.0376 32 0.2385
Lakeland-Winter Haven, FL 160 0.0371 146 0.1407
San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles, CA 161 0.0371 227 0.0873
Warner Robins, GA 162 0.0369 237 0.0792
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 163 0.0368 44 0.2199
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 164 0.0368 70 0.1926
Johnson City, TN 165 0.0366 272 0.0604
Spokane, WA 166 0.0364 291 0.0507
Bremerton-Silverdale, WA 167 0.0361 267 0.0648
Gainesville, GA 168 0.036 69 0.1926
Fort Smith, AR-OK 169 0.0359 108 0.1691
Visalia-Porterville, CA 170 0.0358 166 0.1264
Huntington-Ashland, WV-KY-OH 171 0.0357 279 0.0559
Williamsport, PA 172 0.0356 249 0.0752
Waterloo-Cedar Falls, IA 173 0.035 131 0.1515
New Haven-Milford, CT 174 0.0348 35 0.2333
Rochester, MN 175 0.0347 215 0.0944
Midland, TX 176 0.0346 156 0.1328
Trenton-Ewing, NJ 177 0.0344 7 0.3455
Davenport-Moline-Rock Island, IA-IL 178 0.0342 180 0.114
Portland-South Portland-Biddeford, ME 179 0.034 286 0.0527
Binghamton, NY 180 0.0339 216 0.0928
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 182 0.0338 85 0.1813
Logan, UT-ID 181 0.0338 289 0.0515
Des Moines-West Des Moines, IA 183 0.0335 178 0.1158
Salisbury, MD 184 0.0333 133 0.1503
San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, CA 185 0.0332 23 0.2648
Cumberland, MD-WV 186 0.0332 196 0.1037
Utica-Rome, NY 187 0.0328 127 0.1548
Lincoln, NE 188 0.0325 226 0.0873
Vallejo-Fairfield, CA 189 0.0324 126 0.1553
Abilene, TX 190 0.0322 165 0.1269
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 191 0.0321 34 0.2364
Eau Claire, WI 192 0.0321 302 0.0416
Albuquerque, NM 193 0.0313 100 0.1744
Atlantic City-Hammonton, NJ 194 0.0312 25 0.2635
Mankato-North Mankato, MN 195 0.031 297 0.044
Canton-Massillon, OH 197 0.0309 198 0.1028
Hot Springs, AR 196 0.0309 207 0.0985
Hagerstown-Martinsburg, MD-WV 198 0.0307 239 0.0789
Erie, PA 199 0.0305 162 0.1284
San Angelo, TX 200 0.0304 234 0.0831
Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ 201 0.0303 103 0.1723
Mansfield, OH 202 0.0301 163 0.1274
Sheboygan, WI 203 0.0295 246 0.0766
Amarillo, TX 204 0.0294 50 0.2144
Sioux City, IA-NE-SD 205 0.0293 118 0.1607
York-Hanover, PA 206 0.0293 176 0.12
Jacksonville, NC 207 0.0292 256 0.0707
Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC 208 0.0291 194 0.106
Tulsa, OK 209 0.0289 105 0.1709
Sherman-Denison, TX 210 0.0288 208 0.0982
Billings, MT 211 0.0287 295 0.0453
El Centro, CA 212 0.0286 188 0.1105
Boulder, CO 213 0.0286 242 0.0788
Hanford-Corcoran, CA 214 0.0285 139 0.1449
Rockford, IL 216 0.0283 98 0.1751
Ogden-Clearfield, UT 215 0.0283 240 0.0789
Greeley, CO 217 0.0279 190 0.1082
Las Vegas-Paradise, NV 218 0.0278 97 0.1754
Vineland-Millville-Bridgeton, NJ 219 0.0277 52 0.2135
Port St. Lucie, FL 221 0.0277 113 0.1651
Panama City-Lynn Haven-Panama City Beach, FL 220 0.0277 200 0.101
Reno-Sparks, NV 222 0.0274 157 0.1322
Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT 223 0.0271 21 0.268
Scranton--Wilkes-Barre, PA 224 0.0268 138 0.1451
Modesto, CA 225 0.0265 175 0.1209
Ocala, FL 226 0.0264 167 0.1257
Duluth, MN-WI 227 0.0263 280 0.0558
Appleton, WI 228 0.0262 245 0.078
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN Are 229 0.0258 83 0.1837
Sandusky, OH 230 0.0255 187 0.1106
Odessa, TX 231 0.0254 203 0.1001
Cedar Rapids, IA 232 0.0252 252 0.0717
Colorado Springs, CO 233 0.0248 238 0.0791
Salem, OR 234 0.0244 170 0.1235
Elmira, NY 235 0.0243 225 0.0879
Columbus, IN 236 0.0239 221 0.0893
Green Bay, WI 237 0.0238 172 0.1225
Kennewick-Pasco-Richland, WA 238 0.0236 122 0.1589
Cheyenne, WY 240 0.0228 270 0.0616
La Crosse, WI-MN 239 0.0228 310 0.0335
Fond du Lac, WI 241 0.0224 309 0.0375
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 243 0.0216 71 0.1925
Pocatello, ID 242 0.0216 210 0.0972
Salinas, CA 244 0.0214 19 0.2755
Kokomo, IN 245 0.0214 235 0.0823
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA 246 0.0213 46 0.2166
Jackson, MI 248 0.0212 183 0.1127
Dubuque, IA 247 0.0212 266 0.065
Deltona-Daytona Beach-Ormond Beach, FL 249 0.0209 117 0.161
Providence-New Bedford-Fall River, RI-MA 250 0.0205 64 0.2007
Sioux Falls, SD 251 0.0205 204 0.0995
Mount Vernon-Anacortes, WA 252 0.0204 209 0.0972
Yuba City, CA 254 0.0198 184 0.1122
Johnstown, PA 253 0.0198 263 0.0671
Grand Forks, ND-MN 255 0.0197 260 0.0684
Rapid City, SD 256 0.0195 265 0.0651
Grand Junction, CO 257 0.0195 298 0.0437
Lebanon, PA 258 0.0193 161 0.1286
Myrtle Beach-North Myrtle Beach-Conway, SC 260 0.019 182 0.1132
Wausau, WI 259 0.019 273 0.0591
Wenatchee-East Wenatchee, WA 261 0.0184 228 0.0868
Worcester, MA 263 0.0183 135 0.149
Casper, WY 262 0.0183 300 0.0419
Provo-Orem, UT 264 0.0179 274 0.0586
Wheeling, WV-OH 265 0.0177 282 0.0543
Coeur dAlene, ID 266 0.0174 312 0.0313
Bismarck, ND 267 0.0172 305 0.0391
North Port-Bradenton-Sarasota, FL 268 0.017 141 0.1434
Las Cruces, NM 269 0.0169 185 0.1121
Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin, FL 270 0.0168 283 0.0537
St. George, UT 271 0.0166 301 0.0419
Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT 272 0.0164 31 0.2424
Fargo, ND-MN 273 0.0164 259 0.0685
Altoona, PA 274 0.016 303 0.0412
Glens Falls, NY 275 0.0158 281 0.0548
Janesville, WI 276 0.0157 212 0.0966
Oshkosh-Neenah, WI 277 0.0157 277 0.0575
Parkersburg-Marietta-Vienna, WV-OH 278 0.0156 307 0.0386
Cape Coral-Fort Myers, FL 279 0.0152 87 0.1806
Pittsfield, MA 280 0.0152 293 0.0463
Norwich-New London, CT 281 0.0146 169 0.1242
Sebastian-Vero Beach, FL 282 0.0145 99 0.1746
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 283 0.0142 40 0.2258
St. Joseph, MO-KS 284 0.0134 253 0.0716
Naples-Marco Island, FL 286 0.0132 54 0.2127
Lewiston-Auburn, ME 285 0.0132 290 0.0508
Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville, FL 287 0.013 201 0.1007
Barnstable Town, MA 288 0.0127 258 0.0692
Great Falls, MT 289 0.0125 278 0.0572
Santa Cruz-Watsonville, CA 290 0.0123 45 0.2183
El Paso, TX 291 0.0123 206 0.0986
Longview, WA 292 0.0123 299 0.043
Cleveland, TN 293 0.0122 261 0.0674
Napa, CA 294 0.012 101 0.1733
South Bend-Mishawaka, IN-MI 295 0.0119 89 0.1788
Santa Rosa-Petaluma, CA 296 0.0111 199 0.1024
Brownsville-Harlingen, TX 297 0.011 276 0.0575
Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol, TN-VA 298 0.0105 308 0.0377
Lewiston, ID-WA 299 0.0102 222 0.0891
Manchester-Nashua, NH 301 0.0094 218 0.09
Monroe, MI 300 0.0094 304 0.04
Terre Haute, IN 302 0.0092 264 0.0653
Morristown, TN 303 0.0088 251 0.0742
Redding, CA 304 0.0087 284 0.0534
Idaho Falls, ID 305 0.0076 306 0.0388
Lake Havasu City-Kingman, AZ 306 0.0075 231 0.084
Winchester, VA-WV 307 0.0074 224 0.0881
McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, TX 308 0.0068 275 0.0582
Laredo, TX 309 0.0068 314 0.0258
Evansville, IN-KY 310 0.0059 220 0.0894
Punta Gorda, FL 311 0.0056 268 0.0622
Carson City, NV 312 0.0049 230 0.0841
Ocean City, NJ 313 0.0042 211 0.0966
Lake Charles, LA 314 0 30 0.2451

Methodology: Relative level and ranking of political segregation for all U.S. metropolitan statistical areas based on the Othering and Belonging Institute's divergence index calculation using precinct-level voter turnout for the 2020 U.S. Presidential Election. Source: The New York Times The Upshot