As the 2016 campaign kicks into high gear, the candidates' pasts will take up as much of the spotlight as their platforms. Here's a look at where it all started for 5 presidential hopefuls and where they'll likely turn to for support.
Clinton grew up in Park Ridge, Illinois, a northern suburb of Chicago.
Median Household Income: $85,967
Interesting Fact: Clinton visited the town on her 50th birthday, when the intersection near her childhood home (pictured) was .
Cruz was born in Calgary, where his parents were working in the oil business. Cruz eventually moved to Texas, where he attended high school and represents as a U.S. Senator.
Population: 1.2 million
Median Family Income: $98,300
Interesting Fact: In 2013, Cruz vowed to as questions arose about his eligibility for president of the United States.
Kasich grew up in the small town of McKees Rocks, Pennsylvania, along the banks of the Ohio River. It is known for participation in the steel and iron industries.
Median Household Income: $22,278
Interesting Fact: McKees Rocks was also hometown to TV .
Sanders grew up in Flatbush, a group of neighborhoods in Brooklyn, New York. Brooklyn College, where Sanders went for one year, is located in the area.
Population (Flatbush/Brooklyn): 110,875/2.6 million
Median Household Income (Flatbush/Brooklyn): $42,924/$44,850
Interesting Fact: Sanders went to a public high school in Brooklyn
Trump grew up in Jamaica Estates, a wealthy neighborhood of Queens, New York. His father worked in real estate near this area.
Population (Jamaica Estates/Queens): 12,219/2.3 million
Median Household Income (Jamaica Estates/Queens): $68,621/$54,373
Interesting Fact: Trump's father during the Great Depression.