Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Follow Up on NC's Registered Unaffiliated Voters: Where Are They?

With some more data crunching, I have looked at the 100 counties and ranked order the percentage of registered unaffiliated voters in each. The below map demonstrates different percentages of unaffiliated voters in each county:

In breaking down the generational cohorts, there are some counties where Millennials are truly driving the rise of unaffiliated registered voter (in the state, an average of 40% of Millennials are registered unaffiliated):


Registered Democratic Registered Unaffiliated Registered Republican Registered Libertarian
TRANSYLVANIA 21% 54% 23% 1%
WATAUGA 25% 50% 23% 2%
HENDERSON 18% 50% 31% 1%
JACKSON 26% 50% 23% 1%
SWAIN 29% 50% 20% 1%
DARE 22% 49% 27% 2%
CURRITUCK 14% 48% 36% 1%
ORANGE 39% 48% 12% 1%
BUNCOMBE 33% 47% 18% 1%
MADISON 28% 47% 24% 1%
NEW HANOVER 28% 47% 24% 1%
MACON 18% 47% 34% 1%
CAMDEN 21% 46% 32% 1%
CLAY 17% 46% 36% 1%
POLK 22% 45% 31% 1%
CARTERET 17% 45% 37% 1%
ALLEGHANY 21% 45% 32% 1%
ONSLOW 21% 45% 33% 1%
BURKE 24% 45% 31% 1%
WAKE 34% 44% 21% 1%
MCDOWELL 19% 44% 36% 1%
CHEROKEE 17% 44% 38% 1%
MOORE 21% 44% 34% 1%
HAYWOOD 26% 44% 29% 1%
CHATHAM 32% 43% 23% 1%
BRUNSWICK 25% 43% 31% 1%
ASHE 20% 43% 36% 1%
CATAWBA 23% 42% 34% 1%
LEE 32% 42% 25% 1%
DAVIE 16% 42% 41% 1%
PERQUIMANS 33% 41% 25% 1%
IREDELL 23% 41% 35% 1%
HYDE 40% 41% 19% 0%
ALEXANDER 18% 41% 40% 1%
LINCOLN 18% 41% 40% 1%
CUMBERLAND 39% 41% 19% 1%
PERSON 35% 40% 24% 1%
CABARRUS 28% 40% 31% 1%
State 35% 40% 24% 1%
GASTON 28% 40% 31% 1%
HOKE 36% 40% 22% 1%
YADKIN 15% 40% 44% 1%
SURRY 21% 40% 39% 0%
PENDER 26% 40% 33% 1%
CRAVEN 28% 40% 32% 1%
DURHAM 50% 40% 10% 1%
JOHNSTON 25% 40% 34% 1%
RANDOLPH 17% 39% 42% 1%
YANCEY 28% 39% 32% 1%
ALAMANCE 33% 39% 27% 1%
WILKES 17% 39% 43% 1%
DAVIDSON 21% 39% 39% 1%
STOKES 17% 39% 43% 1%
PASQUOTANK 43% 39% 17% 1%
AVERY 13% 39% 47% 1%
HARNETT 27% 39% 32% 1%
UNION 24% 39% 36% 1%
RUTHERFORD 24% 39% 36% 1%
FORSYTH 39% 38% 22% 1%
TYRRELL 41% 38% 20% 1%
ROWAN 29% 38% 32% 1%
MECKLENBURG 42% 38% 19% 1%
MITCHELL 10% 38% 51% 1%
PAMLICO 30% 38% 32% 1%
CALDWELL 21% 37% 40% 2%
STANLY 22% 37% 40% 1%
MONTGOMERY 35% 37% 27% 1%
CLEVELAND 32% 37% 31% 1%
JONES 36% 36% 27% 1%
BEAUFORT 33% 36% 30% 1%
GUILFORD 46% 36% 17% 1%
CASWELL 37% 36% 27% 0%
FRANKLIN 36% 36% 27% 1%
COLUMBUS 44% 36% 20% 0%
GRANVILLE 41% 36% 23% 1%
PITT 39% 36% 24% 1%
RICHMOND 45% 36% 19% 0%
BLADEN 48% 35% 16% 0%
GRAHAM 23% 35% 42% 1%
ROCKINGHAM 30% 35% 34% 1%
WAYNE 36% 35% 28% 1%
SCOTLAND 50% 34% 16% 0%
GATES 43% 34% 22% 1%
CHOWAN 39% 33% 27% 0%
GREENE 45% 33% 21% 0%
DUPLIN 39% 33% 27% 1%
ROBESON 53% 32% 14% 1%
WILSON 47% 31% 21% 1%
SAMPSON 36% 31% 32% 1%
MARTIN 47% 29% 23% 0%
LENOIR 46% 29% 25% 1%
HALIFAX 59% 29% 12% 1%
NASH 47% 28% 24% 1%
WASHINGTON 57% 28% 15% 1%
NORTHAMPTON 61% 28% 12% 0%
VANCE 59% 27% 14% 1%
ANSON 62% 25% 13% 0%
HERTFORD 66% 24% 9% 0%
WARREN 64% 24% 11% 0%
BERTIE 63% 23% 13% 0%
EDGECOMBE 64% 20% 15% 0%

In comparison, only 24 percent of Baby Boomers state-wide are registered unaffiliated:


CURRITUCK 25% 39% 36% 0%
TRANSYLVANIA 29% 36% 35% 0%
HENDERSON 25% 36% 39% 0%
POLK 31% 34% 35% 0%
DARE 34% 33% 32% 0%
BRUNSWICK 28% 33% 39% 0%
CAMDEN 38% 32% 30% 0%
CLAY 26% 32% 42% 0%
CHATHAM 44% 30% 26% 0%
MACON 29% 29% 41% 0%
MOORE 29% 29% 42% 0%
CARTERET 27% 29% 44% 0%
BUNCOMBE 43% 29% 28% 0%
ONSLOW 32% 28% 39% 0%
CHEROKEE 29% 28% 43% 0%
WATAUGA 31% 28% 41% 0%
PERQUIMANS 44% 28% 28% 0%
JACKSON 43% 28% 29% 0%
ORANGE 54% 28% 18% 0%
WAKE 41% 27% 32% 0%
NEW HANOVER 36% 27% 37% 0%
MCDOWELL 34% 27% 38% 0%
SWAIN 44% 27% 29% 0%
IREDELL 28% 27% 45% 0%
MADISON 47% 27% 27% 0%
HAYWOOD 43% 26% 31% 0%
UNION 28% 26% 46% 0%
BURKE 37% 26% 37% 0%
PASQUOTANK 50% 26% 24% 0%
LINCOLN 29% 26% 45% 0%
CATAWBA 26% 26% 48% 0%
CABARRUS 32% 25% 42% 0%
PENDER 36% 25% 38% 0%
CRAVEN 39% 25% 36% 0%
PAMLICO 43% 25% 32% 0%
MITCHELL 11% 25% 64% 0%
DAVIE 20% 25% 55% 0%
MECKLENBURG 46% 25% 30% 0%
ROWAN 31% 24% 45% 0%
RUTHERFORD 38% 24% 37% 0%
State 42% 24% 34% 0%
AVERY 13% 24% 63% 0%
CALDWELL 28% 24% 48% 0%
GASTON 34% 24% 42% 0%
ALEXANDER 29% 24% 47% 0%
ASHE 33% 24% 43% 0%
YANCEY 41% 24% 35% 0%
JOHNSTON 36% 23% 41% 0%
ALLEGHANY 41% 23% 35% 0%
CHOWAN 52% 23% 25% 0%
PERSON 51% 23% 26% 0%
STANLY 31% 23% 46% 0%
ROCKINGHAM 42% 23% 35% 0%
LEE 47% 23% 30% 0%
TYRRELL 64% 22% 13% 0%
RANDOLPH 23% 22% 54% 0%
DURHAM 61% 22% 16% 0%
FRANKLIN 46% 22% 31% 0%
ALAMANCE 41% 22% 36% 0%
BEAUFORT 45% 22% 33% 0%
FORSYTH 43% 22% 35% 0%
GRAHAM 34% 22% 44% 0%
YADKIN 18% 22% 60% 0%
CUMBERLAND 52% 22% 26% 0%
HYDE 64% 22% 14% 0%
HOKE 59% 22% 19% 0%
BLADEN 64% 21% 15% 0%
GATES 61% 21% 18% 0%
DAVIDSON 28% 21% 50% 0%
CLEVELAND 45% 21% 33% 0%
GRANVILLE 53% 21% 25% 0%
DUPLIN 51% 21% 27% 0%
SURRY 36% 21% 43% 0%
SCOTLAND 63% 21% 16% 0%
GUILFORD 46% 21% 33% 0%
HARNETT 43% 21% 36% 0%
JONES 56% 20% 24% 0%
STOKES 29% 20% 51% 0%
MONTGOMERY 48% 20% 32% 0%
CASWELL 58% 20% 23% 0%
RICHMOND 61% 19% 20% 0%
PITT 54% 19% 27% 0%
GREENE 64% 19% 17% 0%
WILKES 26% 19% 55% 0%
COLUMBUS 64% 18% 18% 0%
WAYNE 49% 18% 34% 0%
HALIFAX 70% 17% 12% 0%
WASHINGTON 71% 17% 12% 0%
NASH 53% 16% 31% 0%
WILSON 57% 16% 26% 0%
LENOIR 60% 16% 24% 0%
MARTIN 66% 15% 19% 0%
WARREN 70% 15% 15% 0%
BERTIE 75% 15% 10% 0%
VANCE 71% 14% 15% 0%
ANSON 72% 14% 14% 0%
SAMPSON 48% 14% 38% 0%
NORTHAMPTON 77% 13% 10% 0%
HERTFORD 77% 13% 10% 0%
ROBESON 74% 13% 13% 0%
EDGECOMBE 75% 9% 16% 0%

As the "bridge" generation between Millennials and Baby Boomers, Generation Xers have 31 percent of their cohort registered unaffiliated:


TRANSYLVANIA 23% 43% 33% 1%
CURRITUCK 17% 42% 40% 1%
HENDERSON 20% 42% 38% 1%
DARE 26% 41% 32% 1%
WATAUGA 24% 40% 36% 1%
BUNCOMBE 36% 39% 24% 1%
ORANGE 45% 38% 16% 1%
POLK 25% 38% 37% 1%
CAMDEN 25% 38% 37% 1%
CLAY 23% 38% 39% 1%
MADISON 36% 37% 26% 1%
JACKSON 36% 37% 26% 0%
SWAIN 37% 37% 25% 0%
NEW HANOVER 30% 37% 33% 1%
CHATHAM 35% 37% 27% 1%
MCDOWELL 23% 36% 40% 0%
WAKE 37% 36% 27% 1%
CARTERET 19% 36% 44% 1%
MACON 22% 36% 42% 1%
BRUNSWICK 27% 35% 38% 0%
BURKE 26% 35% 38% 0%
HAYWOOD 32% 35% 32% 1%
MOORE 22% 35% 42% 1%
ONSLOW 25% 35% 39% 1%
CABARRUS 30% 33% 36% 1%
IREDELL 23% 33% 44% 0%
PASQUOTANK 41% 33% 25% 1%
PERQUIMANS 38% 33% 29% 1%
ALLEGHANY 32% 33% 35% 0%
UNION 24% 33% 43% 0%
LINCOLN 21% 33% 46% 0%
PERSON 39% 32% 28% 0%
ALEXANDER 23% 32% 45% 0%
PENDER 26% 32% 41% 1%
CATAWBA 23% 32% 45% 0%
MITCHELL 8% 32% 60% 0%
ASHE 24% 32% 44% 0%
MECKLENBURG 45% 31% 23% 0%
State 37% 31% 31% 0%
GASTON 28% 31% 40% 0%
DAVIE 16% 31% 52% 0%
RUTHERFORD 29% 31% 39% 1%
LEE 37% 31% 32% 0%
AVERY 9% 31% 59% 0%
CHEROKEE 25% 31% 44% 1%
ROWAN 26% 31% 43% 0%
HOKE 46% 31% 23% 0%
CALDWELL 22% 31% 47% 1%
STANLY 24% 31% 45% 0%
CRAVEN 31% 30% 38% 0%
DURHAM 57% 30% 12% 0%
TYRRELL 54% 30% 16% 0%
SURRY 24% 30% 45% 0%
CUMBERLAND 45% 30% 25% 0%
RANDOLPH 18% 30% 52% 0%
JOHNSTON 28% 30% 42% 1%
FORSYTH 40% 30% 30% 0%
ALAMANCE 36% 30% 34% 0%
ROCKINGHAM 33% 29% 37% 0%
DAVIDSON 22% 29% 48% 0%
HARNETT 33% 29% 37% 1%
GUILFORD 45% 29% 26% 0%
STOKES 20% 29% 51% 0%
GATES 44% 29% 27% 0%
FRANKLIN 37% 29% 34% 1%
BLADEN 53% 28% 18% 0%
YANCEY 34% 28% 37% 0%
PAMLICO 35% 28% 36% 1%
YADKIN 14% 28% 57% 0%
WILKES 19% 28% 52% 0%
SCOTLAND 54% 28% 18% 0%
CLEVELAND 36% 28% 36% 0%
MONTGOMERY 42% 27% 31% 0%
GRANVILLE 44% 27% 28% 0%
BEAUFORT 36% 27% 36% 0%
CASWELL 45% 27% 28% 0%
DUPLIN 43% 27% 30% 0%
RICHMOND 53% 26% 21% 0%
JONES 43% 26% 31% 0%
CHOWAN 45% 26% 28% 0%
COLUMBUS 53% 26% 21% 0%
PITT 46% 26% 28% 0%
WAYNE 40% 25% 35% 0%
GRAHAM 30% 25% 45% 0%
GREENE 54% 24% 21% 0%
HYDE 57% 24% 17% 1%
WILSON 50% 23% 27% 0%
MARTIN 55% 22% 23% 0%
HALIFAX 64% 22% 14% 0%
LENOIR 51% 21% 28% 0%
ROBESON 65% 21% 14% 0%
NASH 49% 21% 30% 0%
SAMPSON 39% 21% 39% 0%
ANSON 64% 20% 16% 0%
VANCE 64% 19% 16% 0%
WASHINGTON 67% 18% 15% 0%
NORTHAMPTON 72% 18% 10% 0%
HERTFORD 71% 17% 12% 0%
WARREN 71% 17% 12% 0%
BERTIE 71% 17% 12% 0%
EDGECOMBE 67% 14% 19% 0%