‘If You Live Near Other People, You’re Probably a Democrat. If Your Neighbors Are Distant, Republican’

The below graph from Conor Sen, an armchair demographer in Atlanta, has been making the rounds this morning in my Twitter feed. It neatly reflects a political phenomenon we’ve written about before: Yes, cities generally tend to lean more Democratic, and rural states more Republican, but the fine-grained relationship between politics and population density is actually quite remarkable. [cont.]

Emily Badger, The Atlantic Cities