Are you thinking of moving?
Do you want to be surrounded by other Trump voters, with optimum job prospects?
If so, Boise Idaho is for you.
Catherine the Great and I have been daydreaming about a big move. We are empty-nesters with an itch for a big change. Perhaps a move is in order? With the polling information from Tuesday, we now know where the like-minded people are. Here is my analysis with our situation in mind.
First, I limited this search to the top 15 tax-friendly states for 2016, from Money-Zine. I then added the Trump % for each state. I then reduced the list to states that were 50+% for Trump. I also dropped Alaska as it isn't a choice for a move. (Money-Zine was the only tax ranking I could find that was not geared to retirees.)
I then listed all the counties with 70+% for Trump in these final five states. OVER 70%!!!
I used the data from the NY Times' site. The screenshot below cuts off the many Kentucky counties, so you only see the top 31 counties in Kentucky.
Look at these percentages!
Retirees: Start your own search with this list if you are looking to move and are ok with a rural location.
Last, I searched for the few metropolitan areas that are near any of the counties listed above. There are not many, and all but one are adjacent to, rather than in, a Trump-friendly county. I then searched these few cities in the Forbes Best Places for Business and Careers, 2016.
Based on my criteria, Boise Idaho is the place for me. Ranked #26 in job growth. Surrounded by Trump counties. And Ada County, where Boise city is located, was also a Trump county: 48 to 39.
Is there another use for this data? Let me know if you have another criteria you think should be included. Send me the source too.