According to Wealth-X, blue states have three quarters of the nation’s ultra-high net worth residents. Granted, it's no surprise that California and New York have the bulk of rich residents. Yet even without those two, the blue states still lead with about 26,000 individuals, versus some 15,000 in the red states.
Leading the pack among red states is Texas, with 5,890 ultra-high net worth residents. Georgia ranked second on the GOP side, with 1,110.
“The great irony that emerges from this UHNW market research is that contrary to the popular conception that the ultra-wealthy are more Republican leaning, the UHNW population for blue states is almost four times that of red states,” said David Friedman, president of Wealth-X. (Read more: Romney Leads Among Wealthy Women)
Below is the complete list of state populations of UHNW residents – and voters. Wealth-X categorizes some swing states as either red or blue, even though they vote nearly equally Democratic or Republican, and tend to be counted as "purple."