The Stark Political Party Affiliation Contrasted With Population Density
The Stark Political Party Affiliation Contrasted With Population Density by Ken Jorgustin – Modern Survival Blog
Population Density Map United States
Red = 5,000 or greater -people per square mile!
It is generally well known that population density is directly related, associated and proportional to political party affiliation.
When tightly packed humans live shoulder-to-shoulder in a geographically small area, their political outlook and ideals are often very different from other humans who live in places with more “breathing room” – places where they’re not constantly bumping into each other.
I came across a very interesting statistic and visualization which presents a stark, blunt, and outright undeniable reality that we are divided here in America not only by our political ideals, but by geographical regions. There literally are lines in the sand. When you cross from one side to the other, you are entering a different political world…
Take a look:
Visual data sourced from overflow.solutions, May-2017.
80% of the 100 least population-dense congressional districts
…are represented by a Republican.
Of the 435 congressional districts, if you split them in half by population density, the half with the lowest population-dense districts are represented by 80% Republicans.
The half with the highest population-dense districts are represented by 70% Democrats.
Can you see the divide?
Given the current and extreme political differences being exhibited today (leading up to, and ever since the Nov-2016 election), I found it interesting to visualize yet another additional “line in the sand” from a geographical perspective (population density).
This also does not seem very healthy to me from the perspective of consequential regulating influence of population-dense politics over that of the other.
Although local governments (town vs. city) may smooth some out some of the regulatory differences from one set of needs to the other, from a bigger perspective State and Federal laws and regulations do indeed get forced upon the vast geographical regions from just a tiny pin of densely populated busy bodies…