How have the numbers of Democrats, Republicans changed on Staten Island over the past decade?

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — Although Staten Island has historically been considered the most conservative corner of New York City, the borough has long had more registered Democrats than Republicans, though the two parties have moved closer together in the past decade.

The Staten Island Advance/SILive.com recently analyzed Voter registration data from the New York State Board of Elections To determine how the number of Democrats and Republicans as a percentage of all registered voters on Staten Island has changed over the past decade.

In 2014, there were a total of 280,265 registered voters on Staten Island, of which 128,554, or 45.87%, were registered Democrats, and 81,122, or 28.94%, were registered Republicans.

The remaining voters were either registered to vote without a party affiliation or belonged to smaller parties such as the Working Families Party or the Conservative Party.

In the years that followed, the share of voters registered as Democrats fell below 40%, while the share of voters registered as Republicans rose above 31%, reducing the borough’s long-standing disparity.

As of February 2024, which is the last date for voter registration data, there were a total of 333,282 registered voters on Staten Island, of which 132,385, or 39.72%, were registered Democrats, and 104,839, or 31.46%, were registered Republicans.

Here’s a look at the number of registered Democrats and Republicans on Staten Island over the past decade.

2014

  • Total registered voters: 280,265
  • Registered Democrats: 128,554 (45.87%)
  • Registered Republicans: 81,122 (28.94%)

2015

  • Total registered voters: 282,235
  • Registered Democrats: 128,816 (45.64%)
  • Registered Republicans: 80,554 (28.54%)

2016

  • Total registered voters: 281,330
  • Registered Democrats: 127,575 (45.35%)
  • Registered Republicans: 80,270 (28.53%)

2017

  • Total registered voters: 303,310
  • Registered Democrats: 134,669 (44.4%)
  • Registered Republicans: 91,014 (30.01%)

2018

  • Total registered voters: 303,390
  • Registered Democrats: 132,916 (43.81%)
  • Registered Republicans: 90,571 (29.85%)

2019

  • Total registered voters: 313,930
  • Registered Democrats: 136,701 (43.55%)
  • Registered Republicans: 93,829 (29.89%)

2020

  • Total registered voters: 323,437
  • Registered Democrats: 139,400 (43.1%)
  • Registered Republicans: 96,788 (29.92%)

2021

  • Total registered voters: 346,957
  • Registered Democrats: 144,357 (41.61%)
  • Registered Republicans: 107,085 (30.86%)

2022

  • Total registered voters: 334,168
  • Registered Democrats: 136,921 (40.97%)
  • Registered Republicans: 104,459 (31.26%)

2023

  • Total registered voters: 339,477
  • Registered Democrats: 137,044 (40.37%)
  • Registered Republicans: 106,969 (31.51%)

2024

  • Total registered voters: 333,282
  • Registered Democrats: 132,385 (39.72%)
  • Registered Republicans: 104,839 (31.46%)

Statewide total

There are currently twice as many Democrats as Republicans in New York, though political makeup varies considerably on a county-by-county basis.

Across New York, there are currently 13,108,347 registered voters, of which 6,404,069 are registered as Democrats, representing 48.85% of all voters, while 2,903,144, or 22.15%, are registered as Republicans. According to the latest data from the New York State Board of Elections.

About 24.21% of voters are registered to vote without any party affiliation, while the remaining registered voters belong to minor parties.

This significant disparity is evident in New York City, where there are 5,153,272 registered voters, including 3,420,848 Democrats and only 529,310 Republicans, meaning there are six times more Democrats than Republicans.

Excluding New York City from the count, the total registered voters are 7,955,075, of which 2,983,221 or 37.5% are registered as Democrats, while 2,373,834 or 29.84% are registered as Republicans.

Not surprisingly, the top four counties in terms of percentage of Democrats are all in New York City, with the Bronx leading the way with 72.72% of voters registered as Democrats, followed by Manhattan at 70.01%, Brooklyn at 69.65%, and Queens at 62.23%. Tompkins County rounds out the top five with 54.82% of all voters registered as Democrats.

In terms of percentage of registered Republicans, Hamilton County leads the way with 57.22%, followed by Lewis County at 52.57%, Allegany County at 50.89%, Steuben County at 48.80% and Wyoming County at 48.48%.

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