Zip 80002 (Arvada, CO) Voting


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The city of Arvada, Colorado in ZIP code 80002 is located just northwest of Denver and is part of the larger Denver-Aurora-Lakewood Metropolitan Statistical Area. It is a vibrant city with a diverse economy, strong schools, beautiful parks and recreation areas, and an active community life. Politically, Arvada has been an important part of the state since its incorporation in 1904 as Jefferson City. As of 2020, Arvada had a population of about 113,000 people and is represented by State Representative Yadira Caraveo and State Senator Jessie Danielson in the General Assembly. The City Council includes seven members who are elected to four-year terms on a nonpartisan basis. The Mayor is elected at large while six council members are elected from districts. Federal representation includes three Congressional Districts: Colorado's 1st, 6th, and 7th districts, all currently held by Democrats. In addition to the local government representatives, Colorado voters have several opportunities throughout the year to choose their state and federal delegates for Congress and other positions through general elections or special elections.

The political climate in Zip 80002 (Arvada, CO) is somewhat liberal.

Jefferson County, CO is moderately liberal. In Jefferson County, CO 57.9% of the people voted Democrat in the last presidential election, 39.3% voted for the Republican Party, and the remaining 2.8% voted Independent.

In the last Presidential election, Jefferson county remained very strongly Democratic, 57.9% to 39.3%.
Jefferson county voted Democratic in the four most recent Presidential elections, after 2000 and 2004 went Republican.

The BestPlaces liberal/conservative index

Zip 80002 (Arvada, CO) is somewhat liberal.

Arvada, Colorado is somewhat liberal.

Jefferson County, Colorado is moderately liberal.

Denver-Aurora-Lakewood Metro Area is strongly liberal.

Colorado is somewhat liberal.

The BestPlaces liberal/conservative index is based on recent voting in national elections, federal campaign contributions by local residents, and consumer personality profiles.

Displaying 20 years of Presidential voting, visualized in one word.

Arvada, Colorado: r r d d d D

How It Works:
Here at BestPlaces, we were looking at the voting patterns since the 2000 election and realized that we could express the results of each election as one letter. R if the Republican Party candidate won, D for the Democrat and I for the Independent. The six elections (2000, 2004, 2008, 2012, 2016, 2020) would be expressed as six-letter word (R R D R R).

Then we went a little further and added the dimension of magnitude. If the difference of victory was greater than 10 percent, the letter is upper case, and lower case if the difference was less than 10 percent. This allows us to see interesting voting patterns at just a glance.

Here's the VoteWord for Iowa d r d d r. In the last six elections the state has been closely contested, voting narrowly for the Republican Party candidate in 2016 and 2020 after voting for the Democratic Party in 2008 and 2012. Virginia (r r d d d D) has voted for the Democratic Party in the last three elections.

Individual Campaign Contributions in zip 80002 (Arvada)

In the last 4 years (2018-2021), there were 1,498 contributions totaling $91,182 to the Democratic Party and liberal campaigns, averaging $61 per contribution.

In the last 4 years, there were 138 contributions totaling $28,218 to the Republican Party and conservative campaigns, averaging $204 per contribution.

(source: Federal Election Commission)

Jefferson County, Colorado Politics Voting
Jefferson County, Colorado Politics Voting
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