1960 Presidential Election Statistics
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States with the Smallest Margin of Victory
StateEVTotal Vote K N U %Margin Margin Kennedy Nixon Unpledged Other
1 HI3184,705120 0.06% 115 50.03% 49.97% 0.00% 0.00%
2 IL274,757,409120 0.19% 8,858 49.98% 49.80% 0.00% 0.22%
3 MO131,934,422120 0.52% 9,980 50.26% 49.74% 0.00% 0.00%
4 CA326,506,578210 0.55% 35,623 49.55% 50.10% 0.00% 0.35%
5 NM4311,107120 0.74% 2,294 50.15% 49.41% 0.00% 0.43%
6 NJ162,773,111120 0.80% 22,091 49.96% 49.16% 0.00% 0.88%
7 MN111,541,887120 1.43% 22,018 50.58% 49.16% 0.00% 0.26%
8 DE3196,683120 1.64% 3,217 50.63% 49.00% 0.00% 0.37%
9 AK360,762210 1.88% 1,144 49.06% 50.94% 0.00% 0.00%
10 TX242,311,084120 2.00% 46,257 50.52% 48.52% 0.00% 0.96%


States with the Largest Margin of Victory
StateEVTotal Vote K N U %Margin Margin Kennedy Nixon Unpledged Other
1 RI4405,535120 27.26% 110,530 63.63% 36.37% 0.00% 0.00%
2 GA12733,349120 25.11% 184,166 62.54% 37.43% 0.00% 0.03%
3 NE6613,095210 24.14% 148,011 37.93% 62.07% 0.00% 0.00%
4 LA10807,891123 21.83% 176,359 50.42% 28.59% 20.99% 0.00%
5 KS8928,825210 21.35% 198,261 39.10% 60.45% 0.00% 0.45%
6 MA162,469,480120 20.67% 510,424 60.22% 39.55% 0.00% 0.22%
7 OK8903,150210 18.04% 162,928 40.98% 59.02% 0.00% 0.00%
8 VT3167,324210 17.30% 28,945 41.35% 58.65% 0.00% 0.00%
9 SD4306,487210 16.43% 50,347 41.79% 58.21% 0.00% 0.00%
10 AL11564,473120 14.23% 80,322 56.39% 42.16% 0.00% 1.45%


States with Highest Percent of Vote
KennedyNixonUnpledged
Rhode Island63.63%Nebraska62.07%Mississippi38.99%
Georgia62.54%Kansas60.45%Louisiana20.99%
Massachusetts60.22%Oklahoma59.02%Michigan0.02%
Alabama56.39%Vermont58.65%Alabama0.00%
Connecticut53.73%South Dakota58.21%Alaska0.00%
HassDeckerFaubus
Washington0.88%Kansas0.45%Arkansas6.76%
Colorado0.38%Alabama0.37%Tennessee1.07%
Illinois0.22%California0.33%Alabama0.77%
New Mexico0.18%Indiana0.32%Delaware0.18%
Massachusetts0.16%New Mexico0.25%Texas0.00%


States with Lowest Percent of Vote
KennedyNixonUnpledged
Mississippi36.34%Mississippi24.67%Wyoming0.00%
Nebraska37.93%Louisiana28.59%Wisconsin0.00%
Kansas39.10%Rhode Island36.37%West Virginia0.00%
Oklahoma40.98%Georgia37.43%Washington0.00%
Vermont41.35%Massachusetts39.55%Virginia0.00%


States with Largest Vote Swing
RepublicanDemocratic
Oklahoma74,740New York1,973,237
Tennessee69,343Massachusetts955,431
South Carolina51,101Illinois856,503
Mississippi49,012New Jersey778,696
Georgia40,276Pennsylvania719,809


States with Largest Vote Swing Percentage
RepublicanDemocratic
Mississippi22.10%Rhode Island43.77%
South Carolina17.71%Massachusetts39.62%
Georgia8.71%Louisiana35.61%
Oklahoma7.78%Connecticut34.92%
Tennessee6.53%New Jersey31.25%


States with Largest Change in Total Votes
IncreasingDecreasing
California1,040,223
Ohio459,594
Pennsylvania430,038
Florida419,956
Texas355,539


States with Largest Percentage Change in Total Votes
IncreasingDecreasing
Florida37.36%
Arizona37.33%
Louisiana30.82%
South Carolina28.65%
New Mexico22.52%


State Ranks
Rank KennedyNixonUnpledged
123261
227230
3011


County Ranks
Rank KennedyNixonUnpledged
11,1861,84871
21,8911,18430
3287345


Counties with Highest Percent of Vote
KennedyNixonUnpledged
Seminole, GA95.35%Jackson, KY90.35%Amite, MS72.72%
Miller, GA94.74%Johnson, TN86.74%Wilkinson, MS68.09%
Hart, GA93.51%Owsley, KY86.24%Jefferson, MS66.54%
Starr, TX93.49%Hooker, NE86.19%Franklin, MS66.37%
Madison, GA92.18%Sevier, TN85.05%Rankin, MS65.12%
HassDeckerFaubus
Whatcom, WA1.67%Loving, TX4.21%Fayette, TN18.47%
King, WA1.59%Rusk, TX2.35%Lonoke, AR14.90%
Pierce, WA1.33%Pulaski, IN1.74%Columbia, AR14.38%
Conejos, CO1.19%San Juan, NM1.59%Lafayette, AR14.02%
Champaign, IL1.17%Clay, TN1.52%Grant, AR13.75%


Counties with Lowest Percent of Vote
KennedyNixonUnpledged
Jackson, KY9.65%Seminole, GA4.65%Weston, WY0.00%
Madison, LA12.45%Miller, GA5.26%Washakie, WY0.00%
Claiborne, LA12.69%Starr, TX6.46%Uinta, WY0.00%
Johnson, TN12.85%Hart, GA6.49%Teton, WY0.00%
Owsley, KY13.76%Franklin, MS7.38%Sweetwater, WY0.00%


Counties with Highest Number of Votes
KennedyNixonUnpledged
Cook, IL1,378,343Los Angeles, CA1,302,661Orleans, LA41,414
Los Angeles, CA1,323,818Cook, IL1,059,607Jefferson, LA13,304
Wayne, MI773,327Wayne, MI394,485East Baton Rouge, LA12,360
Kings, NY646,582Queens, NY367,688Hinds, MS12,094
Philadelphia, PA622,544Kings, NY327,497Caddo, LA9,681
HassDeckerFaubus
Cook, IL7,319Los Angeles, CA7,687Pulaski, AR7,608
King, WA6,992San Francisco, CA1,360Shelby, TN2,956
Hudson, NJ2,273Alameda, CA1,309Jefferson, AR1,954
Pierce, WA1,647Harris, TX1,136Union, AR1,434
Denver, CO1,429San Diego, CA1,088Mobile, AL1,150


Counties with Lowest Number of Votes
KennedyNixonUnpledged
Alpine, CA40King, TX39Weston, WY0
Loving, TX46Loving, TX42Washakie, WY0
McPherson, NE67Miller, GA62Uinta, WY0
Arthur, NE68Issaquena, MS64Teton, WY0
Hooker, NE71Chattahoochee, GA66Sweetwater, WY0


Counties with Largest Vote Swing
RepublicanDemocratic
DeKalb, GA14,127Cook, IL634,138
Davidson, TN12,173Los Angeles, CA273,476
Fulton, GA11,909Middlesex, MA236,461
Jefferson, AL10,544Queens, NY225,994
Oklahoma, OK10,461Kings, NY221,886
Greenville, SC9,748Philadelphia, PA207,669
Richland, SC8,482Wayne, MI196,007
York, PA7,325Erie, NY190,973
Greene, MO6,748Cuyahoga, OH189,890
El Paso, CO6,204Allegheny, PA176,435


Counties with Largest Vote Swing Percentage
RepublicanDemocratic
Long, GA114.65%Kenedy, TX87.82%
Barnwell, SC62.43%Charles City, VA82.78%
McPherson, SD58.40%Lafourche, LA81.89%
Webster, MS57.61%Conejos, CO79.52%
Leake, MS54.67%Terrebonne, LA77.24%
Chickasaw, MS53.02%Plaquemines, LA74.03%
Monroe, MS52.95%St. John the Baptist, LA73.25%
Newton, MS51.98%St. James, LA70.87%
Warren, GA51.85%Jefferson Davis, LA69.46%
Calhoun, MS50.33%St. Charles, LA68.31%


Counties with Largest Change in Total Votes
IncreasingDecreasing
Los Angeles, CA359,075New York, NY-42,293
Cook, IL168,425Kings, NY-40,805
Orange, CA117,720St. Louis, MO-28,605
San Diego, CA91,816Bronx, NY-26,923
Dade, FL81,123Suffolk, MA-16,069
Santa Clara, CA71,274Hudson, NJ-6,293
Harris, TX70,850Schenectady, NY-2,960
Maricopa, AZ67,718Dickenson, VA-2,193
Suffolk, NY64,817Norfolk, VA-1,984
St. Louis, MO64,508McDowell, WV-1,947


Counties with Largest Percentage Change in Total Votes
IncreasingDecreasing
Hart, GA240.13%Echols, GA-44.86%
Newport News, VA165.75%Miller, GA-41.22%
Daggett, UT127.08%Zapata, TX-38.65%
Brevard, FL105.67%Bacon, GA-38.46%
St. Landry, LA103.23%Clinch, GA-38.19%
Charlotte, FL97.26%Jeff Davis, GA-35.52%
Broward, FL93.14%Dickenson, VA-30.66%
Lafayette, LA93.01%Lincoln, NV-22.93%
St. Martin, LA86.85%King, TX-22.77%
Lexington, SC85.99%Decatur, GA-22.33%


Counties with Lowest Percent of Vote and Win
KennedyNixonUnpledged
Warren, MS34.75%Caldwell, LA35.08%Sunflower, MS35.96%
Coahoma, MS35.84%Tunica, MS37.24%Grant, LA36.30%
DeSoto, MS38.18%Bossier, LA39.32%Franklin, LA36.89%
Monroe, MS39.12%Forrest, MS39.53%Yalobusha, MS36.99%
Natchitoches, LA39.39%Sabine, LA41.08%West Carroll, LA37.02%


Counties with Highest Percent of Vote and Lose
KennedyNixonUnpledged
Mercer, OH49.98%Davison, SD49.98%Livingston, LA42.14%
LaSalle, IL49.94%Anderson, KY49.94%Neshoba, MS41.49%
Uinta, WY49.91%Aurora, SD49.94%Attala, MS39.20%
Desoto, FL49.90%DeKalb, GA49.93%Jasper, MS38.03%
Sanborn, SD49.90%Griggs, ND49.90%Tensas, LA37.33%




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