The 50 Most Democratic Rural Counties

There aren’t that many overwhelmingly Democratic counties in rural America. But there’s good variety — warm, cold, hip, poor, rich, black, white and brown.



The 50 most Democratic rural or exurban counties in the country provide a good bit of variety. (See the chart above.)

There’s tropical (Maui County, Hawaii); Indian (Shannon County, South Dakota); African American (Jefferson County, Mississippi); Northern (Franklin County, Massachusetts); and down-on-the-border (Maverick County, Texas).

There are also, of course, the impossibly hip counties of Taos (New Mexico), Dukes (on Cape Cod) and Presidio (home to the hipster Mecca, Marfa, Texas). 

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