List Of Blue States And Red States In U.S. 2021 (Updated)

Blue States And Red States

Last Updated: 18 August 2021

Before you read the Blue States and the Red States list, let’s find out how the naming of a state with color started!

The Blue States and the Red States are referred to as states of the United States whose voters predominantly choose either the Democratic Party (Blue) or Republican Party (Red) for Presidential and Senatorial Candidates.

The use of the term Blue or Red has been expanded to differentiate between states being perceived as Liberal and those perceived as Conservative. It is now seen that the “Democratic Blue” and “Republican Red” color scheme is now part of the lexicon of American journalism.

However, the fun fact is that neither of the party national committees has officially accepted these color designations, though informal use by each party is becoming common.

Nevertheless, both parties have adopted logos that use their respective colors i.e., a blue “D” for Democrats and a white “GOP” with a red elephant for Republicans.

The following list is tabled from the last Presidential Election 2020.

List Of Blue States And Red States


No.Blue StatesNo.Red States
1Arizona1Alabama
2California2Alaska
3Colorado3Arkansas
4Connecticut4Florida
5Delaware5Idaho
6Georgia6Indiana
7Hawaii7Iowa
8Illinois8Kansas
9Maine9Kentucky
10Maryland10Louisiana
11Massachusetts11Mississippi
12Michigan12Missouri
13Minnesota13Montana
14Nevada14Nebraska
15New Hampshire15North Carolina
16New Jersey16North Dakota
17New Mexico17Ohio
18New York18Oklahoma
19Oregon19South Carolina
20Pennsylvania20South Dakota
21Rhode Island21Tennessee
22Vermont22Texas
23Virginia23Utah
24Washington24West Virginia
25Wisconsin25Wyoming

Related: List Of US States And Their Capitals In Alphabetical Order With PDF


All the 50 States of the United States of America contain both Democratic and Republican voters but only Blue or Red colors appear on the electoral map because of the winner-take-all system used by most states in the Electoral College.

Fun Facts


  • The Red-Blue terminology was popularized in 2000.
  • From the 2000-2004 election only three states changed “color”.
  • As of 2020, fully 35 out of 50 states in the U.S. have voted for the same party in every presidential election since the red-blue terminology was popularized in 2000.
  • The state of Maine has seen supporters from both Democrats and Republican voters but majority Democrats voters, therefore, it is referred to as Blue State while Nebraska state saw a majority voters from Republicans hence it is referred to as Red State.
  • The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee alluded to the color scheme when it launched a national “Red to Blue Program” in 2006.[1]
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