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Originally published on November 9, 2018 8:09 pm

The country's cultural divide, as evidenced by Tuesday's elections, is a real one.

But there are some things that are part of the American experience, whether you're biking across Manhattan or driving a 4x4 through Montana.

We analyzed 11 touchstones of American life and how common they were in districts that voted Republican and Democratic during this week's elections. Democrats won the most House districts Tuesday, so below we've sorted them from places that are mostly found in Democratic districts to those that are mostly found in districts that voted for Republicans.


Don't see the graphic above? Click here: Where are the Fortune 500 companies?

The most? 36 in NY 12 (New York City, voted Democratic).

How many districts don't have any? 255.


Don't see the graphic above? Click here: Where are the Starbucks?

The most? 138 in NY 12 (New York City, voted Democratic).

How many districts don't have any? One, as of these data being collected — but a tipster points out on Twitter that OK 12 has since built its only Starbucks.


Don't see the graphic above? Click here: Where are the major sports venues?

The most? Eight in both MA 07 (near Boston, voted Democratic) and TN 05 (Nashville, Democratic).

How many districts don't have any? 123.


Don't see the graphic above? Click here: Where are the craft breweries?

The most? 68 in CO 02 (near Denver, voted Democratic).

How many districts don't have any? Eight.


Don't see the graphic above? Click here: Where are the Amtrak stations?

The most? 12 in Montana (at-large district, voted Republican).

How many districts don't have any? 183.


Don't see the graphic above? Click here: Where are the museums?

The most? 303 in ME 02 (uncalled race).

How many districts don't have any? None. (So no excuse not to go to one every once in a while!)


Don't see the graphic above? Click here: Where are the military installations?

The most? 21 in Alaska (at-large district, voted Republican).

How many districts don't have any? 157.


Don't see the graphic above? Click here: Where are the state fair grounds?

The most? Four in Alaska (at-large district, voted Republican).

How many districts don't have any? 367.


Don't see the graphic above? Click here: Where are the hospitals?

The most? 77 in both KS 01 (voted Republican) and South Dakota (at-large district, voted Republican).

How many districts don't have any? None.


Don't see the graphic above? Click here: Where are the mobile home parks?

The most? 526 in FL 02 (Panama City, Tallahassee suburbs; voted Republican).

How many districts don't have any? 20.


Don't see the graphic above? Click here: Where are the farms?

The most? 35,850 in NE 03 (voted Republican).

How many districts don't have any? 20.

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