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  •  Demographic look at WI Congressional Districts (7+ / 0-)

    Craig Gilbert of the Milwaukee JS took a look at the demographics of the Wisconsin congressional districts:

    http://www.jsonline.com/...

    The two charts that stick out to me are the turnout and age breakdown.  In terms of turnout, I was surprised that the 3rd had the lowest turnout, but given that the 4th and 3rd had the lowest turnout suggest that there is still room to improve.  Secondly, in terms of age, those districts have a lot of college students, but I think even without the college students these districts would be younger. Dane county brings young professionals to the area and in Milwaukee county, the African American and especially Hispanic populations are going to be younger.  Whether this is enough to counteract the Republican trend in the Northwoods I do not know, but it is nice the know that the youngest districts also happen to be the most Democratic.

    Social Democrat, WI-05

    by glame on Tue Feb 05, 2013 at 10:14:19 AM PST

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