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Zip codes donating the most money to Joe Biden

  • Zip codes donating the most money to Joe Biden

    The 2020 presidential election is rapidly approaching, with both Democratic challenger Joe Biden and Republican incumbent President Donald J. Trump fighting for every available campaign dollar. Each candidate has received total contributions in the neighborhood of $1 billion.

    To find out which of the country’s 42,000 zip codes have donated the most money to Joe Biden over the past two years, Stacker analyzed Federal Election Commission records from Jan. 1, 2019-July 31, 2020, released in August, to compile a list of the top 50. Each zip code is ranked by its total donation amount to the Biden for President campaign committee. Only FEC-processed records from unique individuals, as opposed to outside groups or committees, were considered. Slides also include the number of donations made toward Biden’s campaign in that zip code, and the total state donations to the campaign.

    The top 50 zip codes that have been most generous toward the Biden for President campaign span nine states, although 14 were contained within the island of Manhattan alone. One of the island’s wealthiest zip codes supported Hillary Clinton in the 2016 presidential election to the tune of 86% of the popular vote, although one of that zip code’s richest enclaves, Lincoln Square, saw Trump garner 33%.

    California boasts 13 spots in the top 50, including perhaps the country’s most famous zip code. A hit television show in the early 1990s made those five digits a household name, and today’s residents have given more than $400 per donation to the Biden campaign.

    While the White House has a zip code all to itself, seven surrounding zips in the nation’s capital are among Biden’s largest contributors. A nearby Maryland community, which also carries a famous Hollywood name, tops the list as the only seven-figure contributor.

    Along with each slide, information about which neighborhoods comprise a specific zip code, demographics of the area, and voting history in past presidential elections are included.

    Keep reading to find out the top 50 zip codes donating the most money to Joe Biden.

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  • #50. 11215 (Brooklyn, New York)

    - Total donations to Biden’s campaign: $325,924
    - Number of donations: 1,708
    - Total New York donations to Biden’s campaign: $19,982,143

    Calvin Coolidge was the last Republican that Brooklyn voters supported, during the 1924 presidential election. The city has been choosing Democratic candidates down the line for nearly a century. Joe Biden’s campaign brought in Brooklyn donations like President Barack Obama’s had in the 2008 and 2012 elections, when the former leader averaged up to 80% of the popular vote.

  • #49. 20003 (Washington D.C.)

    - Total donations to Biden’s campaign: $333,721
    - Number of donations: 1,298
    - Total Washington D.C. donations to Biden’s campaign: $5,742,307

    Barred from casting a vote in a presidential election until 1964, Washington D.C. remains loyal to the Democratic party, continuing to check the party box ever since voting for Lyndon Johnson, who beat GOP contender Barry Goldwater that year. Never casting a Republican vote since, the District of Columbia’s average for choosing a winning presidential candidate from 1964 to 2016 is 42.86%.

  • #48. 94920 (Tiburon, California)

    - Total donations to Biden’s campaign: $343,530
    - Number of donations: 1,039
    - Total California donations to Biden’s campaign: $34,886,302

    The incorporated town in Marin County definitely prefers the Democrats, proving so with 2016 general election results. Out of the county’s 182 precincts, Democrat Hillary Clinton garnered 77.27% of the popular vote. Thus far, in the run-up to the 2020 election, Biden is averaging approximately $330 per donation.

  • #47. 10019 (Manhattan, New York)

    - Total donations to Biden’s campaign: $349,164
    - Number of donations: 970
    - Total New York donations to Biden’s campaign: $19,982,143

    The borough of Manhattan has a strong political presence in New York City, turning out the highest percentage of registered voters in the 2016 presidential election compared to the Bronx, Queens, Brooklyn, and Staten Island. Manhattan, which is made up of neighborhoods including Soho, Tribeca, Harlem, and the Upper East and West Sides, joined the rest of the Empire State in voting the Democratic ticket that year, with Donald Trump receiving only 36.5% of the collective statewide vote.

  • #46. 94941 (Mill Valley, California)

    - Total donations to Biden’s campaign: $351,323
    - Number of donations: 1,610
    - Total California donations to Biden’s campaign: $34,886,302

    Since the 2000 general election, Marin County’s Mill Valley has consistently cast presidential ballots for the Dems. The moderately-liberal but expensive zip code, within an hour of Napa Valley and San Francisco, voted 77.3% in favor of Hillary Clinton in the 2016 election, only giving the GOP 15.5% of the vote, with the rest to the Independent party challenger.

     

  • #45. 20001 (Washington D.C.)

    - Total donations to Biden’s campaign: $360,768
    - Number of donations: 1,334
    - Total Washington D.C. donations to Biden’s campaign: $5,742,307

    Another Washington D.C. zip code that's decidedly Democratic is the 20001 zip code, a region with three electoral votes since 1964, none of which have ever gone to a GOP contender. When Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump were vying for the 2016 election, the zip code gave the Democratic candidate 22 votes for every one cast for the Republican challenger.

  • #44. 94114 (San Francisco)

    - Total donations to Biden’s campaign: $368,586
    - Number of donations: 1,344
    - Total California donations to Biden’s campaign: $34,886,302

    Definitively Democratic, the City of Brotherly Love has voted blue in the past five presidential elections, as high as 84.5% in the 2016 race. Strongly liberal, San Francisco’s neighborhoods, including Haight-Ashbury, Union Square, Mission District, and Noe Valley, donated nearly $245 million to democratic campaigns between 2015 and 2018, with donations averaging $824 per donor.

  • #43. 20816 (Bethesda, Maryland)

    - Total donations to Biden’s campaign: $373,718
    - Number of donations: 1,356
    - Total Maryland donations to Biden’s campaign: $7,096,874

    Of the 24 counties in Maryland, only two voted Democratic by a higher percentage in the 2016 presidential election than Montgomery County, home to Bethesda’s 20816 zip code. Only a half hour from Washington D.C., the 20816 urban center is notably wealthy, with many officials commuting to work in the District of Columbia.

  • #42. 94118 (San Francisco)

    - Total donations to Biden’s campaign: $377,524
    - Number of donations: 1,093
    - Total California donations to Biden’s campaign: $34,886,302

    The 94118 zip code in San Francisco is one of two in California’s northwest region that has donated extensively to the Biden campaign, including 94114. Near Silicon Valley and notably one of the most expensive places to live in the United States, the area is home to the third-highest number of North American billionaires, and residents whose median household income is 74% higher than the national average.

  • #41. 94611 (Oakland, California)

    - Total donations to Biden’s campaign: $389,367
    - Number of donations: 1,891
    - Total California donations to Biden’s campaign: $34,886,302

    With an overall cost of living more expensive than Los Angeles, the West Coast port city of Oakland favored the Democratic ticket by 78.1% in the 2016 presidential election, consistent with California’s other major cities. The Alameda County seat is strongly liberal and expensive to reside in, specifically the Piedmont, Crocker Highland, and Upper Rockridge neighborhoods.

     

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