Zip 16866 (Philipsburg, PA) Voting


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The small town of Philipsburg, PA in Centre County has a population of approximately 3,000 people. It is home to a vibrant political community, with numerous local and national candidates running for office each election cycle. Many of the issues facing the town are familiar ones that many towns share across America including education funding, infrastructure improvements, job growth, and health care access. The members of the Philipsburg community have always been vocal in voicing their opinions and supporting the candidates they feel will best address their needs. In recent years, grassroots campaigns have become increasingly popular as citizens seek to draw attention to their causes and support the candidates they most believe in. Whether it be through rallies, fundraisers or candidate forums, Philipsburg residents take an active role in helping determine who will represent them at both the state and national level.

The political climate in Zip 16866 (Philipsburg, PA) is leaning conservative.

Centre County, PA is leaning liberal. In Centre County, PA 51.4% of the people voted Democrat in the last presidential election, 46.7% voted for the Republican Party, and the remaining 1.9% voted Independent.

In the last Presidential election, Centre county remained Democratic, 51.4% to 46.7%.
Centre county voted Democratic in the four most recent Presidential elections, after 2000 and 2004 went Republican.

The BestPlaces liberal/conservative index

Zip 16866 (Philipsburg, PA) is leaning conservative.

Philipsburg, Pennsylvania is leaning conservative.

Centre County, Pennsylvania is leaning liberal.

State College Metro Area is leaning liberal.

Pennsylvania is leaning 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.

Philipsburg, Pennsylvania: 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 16866 (Philipsburg)

In the last 4 years (2018-2021), there were 27 contributions totaling $1,414 to the Democratic Party and liberal campaigns, averaging $52 per contribution.

In the last 4 years, there were 57 contributions totaling $5,477 to the Republican Party and conservative campaigns, averaging $96 per contribution.

(source: Federal Election Commission)

Centre County, Pennsylvania Politics Voting
Centre County, Pennsylvania Politics Voting
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