The Density Divide

Nov 9 2012 @ 8:31am

Tim De Chant looks at how election day went in relation to population density:

There are lots of reasons why the 2012 presidential election broke the way it did, but one that’s not often reported—but particularly germane to Per Square Mile—is the divide between cities and the country. I’ve been thinking for a while now about this split as a driving force behind the polarization of U.S. politics…

Below the jump is the comparison for the Romney votes, click through to De Chant's post for interactive versions of both the Romney and Obama maps (where you can slide back and forth between the vote and population densities).

Persquaremile-densitymap-romney