Electorally Competitive Counties Have Grown Scarcer in Recent Decades

But, most of those counties are probably below 250K or even 200K of population. About two-thirds of Americans live in counties with populations over 250K but those are only about 300 counties out of over 3,000 nationwide.


“When it comes to presidential elections, there are fewer competitive counties, and more counties in which Democrats or Republicans hold overwhelming vote advantages, than at any time in the past three decades or so,” Pew Research Center reports.



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