It seems like politics is everywhere now in American life. From the constant 24 hr news cycle to the conversations, everyone has an opinion on everything now a days.
On the bright side, you hold the power to change things with your vote. And these cities voted…
Specifically, we wanted to know – which cities in America are bastions of liberal thought? Put differently, which cities have the highest number of liberal voters.
Turns out Washington, DC is the most liberal city in America — not a huge surprise, but not our guess of San Francisco.
After analyzing every single city in America with a population greater than 200,000 — these are the 10 most liberal cities in the country:
- Baltimore (Photos)
- Philadelphia (Photos)
- San Francisco (Photos)
- St. Louis (Photos)
- New York (Photos)
- New Orleans (Photos)
- Oakland (Photos)
- Fremont (Photos)
- Newark (Photos)
If you’re wondering, Lubbock, TX is the most conservative city of all in America.
And to be clear, we didn’t form this list based on our own biases — we relied on the cold hard data. For more on how we ran the numbers, keep on reading. Then we’ll take a closer look at each of our top 10 most liberal cities in the good ole US of A.
How we determined the most liberal cities in America?
We started by making a list of every city in America over 200,000 people based on the 2016 American Community Survey (The most recent data). That left us with 112 big cities.
We then measured the voting record and census data to determine which cities lean the most leftward in their allegiances. Basically, what percentage of a city voted liberal in the 2012 election?
Next, we ranked each city from 1 to 112, and the winner, Washington, DC, is “The Most Liberal City in America”.
Let’s go through these liberal places, shall we?
Population: 659,009Percent Liberal: 90.91%
Population: 621,000Percent Liberal: 87.19%
Population: 1,559,938Percent Liberal: 85.29%
4. San Francisco
Population: 850,282Percent Liberal: 83.53%
5. St. Louis
Population: 316,030Percent Liberal: 82.71%
6. New York
Population: 8,461,961Percent Liberal: 82.02%
7. New Orleans
Population: 382,922Percent Liberal: 80.3%
Population: 412,040Percent Liberal: 78.85%
Population: 227,934Percent Liberal: 78.85%
Population: 280,139Percent Liberal: 78.03%
Summing Up All The Liberal Snowflakes
Well there you have it, the big cities in America that have the highest number of liberals per capita, with Washington, DC ranking as the least conservative in the entire country.
If you’re curious, here are the most conservative cities in America:
- Lubbock, TX
- Plano, TX
- Tulsa, OK
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