The One Minute Geographer: The Magical Meridian — Age and the Trump Vote

Map by Alex Egoshin on vividmaps.com. Meridian and dots showing the 4 counties with the highest percentage of those 65 or older added by the author.

Can age help explain the overwhelming Trump vote in most of the Great Plains and the counties along the 100-degree meridian? Certainly some of it can be attributed to age.

Of the 54 counties along the meridian we have been focusing on, 44 (more than 80%) have higher than average percentages of people over age 65. In the US as a whole in…