2016 Presidential Election - Voting & Citizen Voting Age Population
December 2016. In 2015, the U.S. citizen voting age population (CVAP) was 227,019,486 of the total U.S. resident population of 321,418,821 (70.6%). 2016 CVAP data are not yet available. In the 2016 presidential election, 128,298,470 votes were cast -- approximately 56% of the citizen voting age population. For individual counties the 2016 presidential election vote ranged from 16% of the CVAP to near 100%. Use the interactive table in this section to examine characteristics of the 2016 presidential election vote and citizen voting age population by county.
This section provides access to tools to view/analyze characteristics of the U.S. voting population (ages 18 and older and citizen) and participation in the 2016 presidential election. Data are based on Census Bureau annual population estimates, American Community Survey 2010-14 5 year (ACS 2014) Citizen Voting Age Population (CVAP) special tabulation and 2016 presidential election results.
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Visual Analysis of 2016 Presidential Election Vote by County
The following graphic shows the 2016 presidential vote as a percent of the citizen voting age population.
- Click graphic for larger view.
- View developed with CV XE GIS software.
U.S. Electorate Profile: Characteristics of the Citizen, 18 and Older Population
- based on 2015 American Community Survey 1-Year estimates
*Except where noted, "race" refers to people reporting only one race.
**Hispanic refers to the ethnicity category and may be of any race.
***Households with citizen householders.
2016 Presidential Election Voting Characteristics by County -- Interactive Table
See usage notes below table.
Click ShowAll button between Find/Queries.
See related demographic-economic interactive tables.
Using the Interactive Table
Alaska not included; data not available when dataset developed.
Click on a column header to sort on that column; click column header again to sort in other direction.
Click ShowAll button to show all tabulation areas and restore full set of data view.
Click State to select on geographies in a selected state (click ShowAll between selections).
Click GeoType to select a type of geography (click ShowAll between selections).
The right-most column, "%Vote to CVAP" is an approximation of the percent of citizen voting age population in that county who voted in the 2016 presidential election. The value is the percent of the "President 2016 Vote" column relative to the "CVAP Population" column. Note that the CVAP population value is from the ACS 2014 5-year estimates and centric to mid-2012 whereas the votes are as of 2016. More recent estimates of the CVAP population for all counties are not available at the time this section was developed (12/16).
State Legislative Districts 2013
State Legislative Districts 2014
Citizens & Citizen Voting Age Population
Block Groups; ACS 2010-14 special tabulation
Citizen Voting Age Population Demographics - tract & block group
Census Tracts; ACS 2009-13 special tabulation - Hispanic focus
Tracts & Congressional Districts; ACS 2009-13 special tabulation
Voting Population & Voting Districts
CVAP & Voter Demographics - characteristics of 2014 election voters
Voting District Geography & Demographics - relating election precincts to CDs
Voter Mobilization Resources & Methods
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