Special Report

Neighborhoods Donating the Most to the Republican Candidates

4. Zip code: 77056
Area: Galleria
City: Houston, TX
Contributions to Republicans: $800,204

Houston native Cruz received the most donations from the 77056 zip code to the west of the city. As much as 55.1% of the $800,204 raised by Republican presidential candidates through February in this area went to his campaign. Bush and Rubio also received sizable donations from this area. Large campaign contributions may be due in part to higher educational attainment, which can lead to higher incomes. Nearly 74% of adults in the this zip code have a bachelor’s degree, roughly three times the state attainment rate of 27.1%. Additionally, the area’s median household income is $92,521, far higher than the $52,576 statewide figure.

3. Zip code: 77019
Area: River Oaks
City: Houston, TX
Contributions to Republicans: $803,074

Located near downtown Houston, residents of the 77019 zip code donated $803,074 in itemized contributions to Republican candidates for president in 2016, the third highest sum of any zip code in the country. As with other areas in Houston, Cruz garnered the most financial support from this zip code, raising more than $396,000 through February. Bush’s family connections in Texas likely aided his efforts to raise nearly $194,000 in this zip code, the second largest fundraising effort in the area.

2. Zip code: 33480
Area: N/A
City: Palm Beach, FL
Contributions to Republicans: $842,502

Located in the home state of two former Republican presidential nominee seekers — Bush and Rubio — the 33480 zip code of Palm Beach, Florida was a major contributor to those candidates’ campaigns. While Bush and Rubio suspended their presidential campaigns, they each raised more than $200,000 in this area. Cruz and Kasich, both still in contention for their party’s nomination, raised $139,000 and $100,000, respectively. All told, area residents have donated $842,502 to Republican presidential candidates through February.

1. Zip code: 77024
Area: The Villages
City: Houston, TX
Contributions to Republicans: $1,592,706

With itemized donations totalling nearly $1.6 million, the 77024 zip code of western Houston is by far the most lucrative zip code in the country for Republican candidates for president. As in other areas of Texas, Cruz led fundraising efforts, raising $915,953 since his campaign started in March 2015. Other candidates’ fundraising efforts in this area were also successful. Bush, Rubio, and Carson each raised at least $90,000.

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