West Side v. East Side: Manhattan Zip Codes Top Contributors to Obama and Romney

October 3, 2012 - 5:03 PM

Central Park

Central Park in New York City (Wikimedia Commons/Jean-Cristophe Benoist)

(CNSNews.com) - There is a distinct geographical location that exceeds all others for the money its residents have contributed to the presidential campaigns of both Barack Obama and Mitt Romney. It is Manhattan.

Five of the Top Ten zip codes contributing cash to the reelection campaign of incumbent Democratic President Barack Obama are in Manhattan, according to calculations made by OpenSecrets.org. So, too, are five of the Top Ten zip codes contributing to Republican challenger Mitt Romney.

Here is the difference: Four of the five Manhattan zip codes in Obama’s Top Ten are located on the West Side. All five in Romney’s Top Ten are on the East Side. One East Side zip code—10021—is shared by both Romney and Obama.

Three of the top four zip codes contributing to Obama—10023, 10024 and 10025—are stacked one above the other on the West Side of Central Park.  The fourth—10011—is in the Chelsea district further downtown.

The five Manhattan zip codes among Romney’s top contributors—10022,10065,10021,10028,10128—start below Central Park at East 49th Street and then run up the East Side of the park to East 96th Street.

The other five zip codes in Romney’s Top Ten include two in Greenwich, Conn., one in New Canaan, Conn., one in Houston, Texas and one in Palm Beach, Fla.

The other five zip codes in Obama’ Top Ten include one on the North Side of Chicago, two in Northwest Washington, D.C., one in the Maryland suburbs contiguous to Northwest Washington, D.C., and the Cambridge, Mass., zip code that includes the campus of Harvard University.

Here, as calculated by OpenSecrets.org are the Top Ten zip codes whose residents contributed the most to the presidential campaigns of President Barack Obama and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney. The contributions counted in these calculations are those made by individuals that exceeded $200.

______________________________Contributions

Obama’s Top Zip Codes

10024 New York..................................$1,391,238

10023 New York..................................$1,204,751

10011 New York..................................$1,202,087

10025 New York..................................$1,072,037

60614 Chicago....................................$1,045,589

20008 Washington, D.C.......................$1,032,636

20016 Washington, D.C..........................$978,729

20815 Chevy Chase, Md.........................$966,292

02138 Cambridge, Mass..........................$920,650

10021 New York.....................................$868,542

Romney’s Top Zip Codes

10021 New York..................................$1,248,194

06830 Greenwich, Conn.......................$1,189,788

06840 New Canaan, Conn....................$1,080,698

77024 Houston, Tex...............................$976,431

33480 Palm Beach, Fla............................$967,901

10065 New York, N.Y..............................$940,261

06831 Greenwich, Conn..........................$922,632

10128 New York.....................................$917,457

10022 New York.....................................$904,295

10028 New York.....................................$879,777