These Are The 10 Most Liberal Cities In America For 2019


We looked at recent voting records to see which cities in America are the most liberal.

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Editor’s Note: We updated this article for 2019. This is our second time ranking the most Liberal cities in America.

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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…

For liberals.

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 Berkeley, CA 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 100,000 — a total of 302.

If you’re wondering, Lafayette, LA 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.

Feel free to check out the best places to live in the country. Or, if you’re into negative (and humorous), you can check out our report on the 10 Worst Places to Live in America.

How we determined the most liberal cities in America for 2019

We started by making a list of every city in America over 100,000 people based on the 2013-2017 American Community Survey (The most recent data). That left us with 302 big cities.

We then measured the voting record and donation data to determine which cities lean the most rightward in their allegiances by:

  1. Percentage Of Registered Democrats
  2. # Of Contributions To Democrats Per Capita
  3. $ Amount Contributed To Democrats Per Capita

Next, we ranked each city from 1 to 302 for each of the criteria where number one was the most liberal.

The winner, Berkeley, CA, is “The Most Liberal City in America For 2019”.

Let’s go through these Liberal places, shall we?

The 10 Most Liberal Cities In America For 2019

Berkeley, CA

Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 120,179
Percent Democrat: 78.1%
$ Democrat Amount Per Capita: $224.18
# Democrat Contributions Per Capita: 1.39
More on Berkeley: PhotosData

San Francisco, CA

Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 864,263
Percent Democrat: 84.5%
$ Democrat Amount Per Capita: $282.97
# Democrat Contributions Per Capita: 0.34
More on San Francisco: PhotosData

Oakland, CA

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 417,442
Percent Democrat: 78.1%
$ Democrat Amount Per Capita: $74.32
# Democrat Contributions Per Capita: 0.47
More on Oakland: PhotosData

Arlington, VA

Overall SnackAbility

7.5
/10

Population: 229,534
Percent Democrat: 75.8%
$ Democrat Amount Per Capita: $112.24
# Democrat Contributions Per Capita: 0.37
More on Arlington: PhotosData

Pasadena, CA

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

7.5
/10

Population: 141,231
Percent Democrat: 71.8%
$ Democrat Amount Per Capita: $81.45
# Democrat Contributions Per Capita: 0.5
More on Pasadena: PhotosData

Boulder, CO

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 106,271
Percent Democrat: 70.3%
$ Democrat Amount Per Capita: $176.19
# Democrat Contributions Per Capita: 0.92
More on Boulder: PhotosData

Sunnyvale, CA

Overall SnackAbility

9.5
/10

Population: 151,565
Percent Democrat: 72.7%
$ Democrat Amount Per Capita: $74.57
# Democrat Contributions Per Capita: 0.38
More on Sunnyvale: PhotosData

Durham, NC

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

7.5
/10

Population: 257,232
Percent Democrat: 77.7%
$ Democrat Amount Per Capita: $53.76
# Democrat Contributions Per Capita: 0.36
More on Durham: PhotosData

Alexandria, VA

Overall SnackAbility

9
/10

Population: 154,710
Percent Democrat: 75.6%
$ Democrat Amount Per Capita: $75.51
# Democrat Contributions Per Capita: 0.28
More on Alexandria: PhotosData

Bellevue, WA

Overall SnackAbility

9
/10

Population: 139,014
Percent Democrat: 69.8%
$ Democrat Amount Per Capita: $82.48
# Democrat Contributions Per Capita: 0.38
More on Bellevue: PhotosData

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 Berkeley, CA ranking as the least conservative in the entire country.

If you’re curious, here are some of the most conservative cities in America:

  1. Wichita Falls
  2. Abilene
  3. Lubbock

For more reading, check out:

List Of The Most Liberal Cities In America For 2019

City Rank Population % Liberal
Berkeley, CA 1 120,179 78.1%
San Francisco, CA 2 864,263 84.5%
Oakland, CA 3 417,442 78.1%
Arlington, VA 4 229,534 75.8%
Pasadena, CA 5 141,231 71.8%
Boulder, CO 6 106,271 70.3%
Sunnyvale, CA 7 151,565 72.7%
Durham, NC 8 257,232 77.7%
Alexandria, VA 9 154,710 75.6%
Bellevue, WA 10 139,014 69.8%
Portland, OR 11 630,331 73.3%
Cambridge, MA 12 110,893 65.3%
Seattle, WA 13 688,245 69.8%
Ann Arbor, MI 14 119,303 67.6%
Madison, WI 15 248,856 70.4%
Boston, MA 16 669,158 78.4%
St. Louis, MO 17 314,867 78.7%
Santa Clara, CA 18 124,635 72.7%
Sandy Springs, GA 19 103,703 67.7%
Santa Rosa, CA 20 174,244 68.8%
Los Angeles, CA 21 3,949,776 71.8%
San Mateo, CA 22 103,500 75.7%
Glendale, CA 23 199,750 71.8%
Fort Lauderdale, FL 24 177,175 66.1%
Columbia, MD 25 103,170 63.3%
Tallahassee, FL 26 188,463 59.8%
Atlanta, GA 27 465,230 67.7%
New York, NY 28 8,560,072 79.5%
Richmond, CA 29 108,853 67.5%
Denver, CO 30 678,467 73.7%
Austin, TX 31 916,906 65.8%
Davie, FL 32 101,543 66.1%
Thousand Oaks, CA 33 128,909 54.6%
Cary, NC 34 159,715 57.4%
Yonkers, NY 35 200,999 64.9%
Raleigh, NC 36 449,477 57.4%
Hillsboro, OR 37 102,396 56.9%
Stamford, CT 38 128,851 57.9%
Hayward, CA 39 156,917 78.1%
Concord, CA 40 128,160 67.5%
Carlsbad, CA 41 113,147 56.3%
Minneapolis, MN 42 411,452 63.1%
Pittsburgh, PA 43 305,012 55.9%
Chicago, IL 44 2,722,586 73.9%
Lansing, MI 45 115,222 59.9%
San Jose, CA 46 1,023,031 72.7%
Columbia, MO 47 118,620 49.0%
Baltimore, MD 48 619,796 84.7%
West Palm Beach, FL 49 106,805 56.2%
Eugene, OR 50 163,135 53.5%
Fort Collins, CO 51 159,150 47.5%
Pomona, CA 52 152,366 71.8%
Columbia, SC 53 132,236 64.0%
Naperville, IL 54 146,431 53.1%
Miami, FL 55 443,007 63.2%
Burbank, CA 56 104,765 71.8%
Philadelphia, PA 57 1,569,657 82.3%
New Haven, CT 58 130,884 54.2%
Kent, WA 59 126,561 69.8%
High Point, NC 60 109,849 58.0%
Torrance, CA 61 147,190 71.8%
Enterprise, NV 62 155,773 52.4%
Centennial, CO 63 108,448 52.8%
Kansas City, MO 64 476,974 55.5%
Mcallen, TX 65 139,838 68.1%
Gainesville, FL 66 129,394 58.3%
Inglewood, CA 67 111,006 71.8%
Richmond, VA 68 220,892 78.6%
Providence, RI 69 179,509 57.5%
Dallas, TX 70 1,300,122 60.2%
St. Paul, MN 71 300,820 65.1%
San Diego, CA 72 1,390,966 56.3%
Sacramento, CA 73 489,650 58.0%
Cincinnati, OH 74 298,957 52.7%
Scottsdale, AZ 75 239,283 44.8%
Costa Mesa, CA 76 112,930 50.9%
Paradise, NV 77 231,858 52.4%
Irvine, CA 78 256,877 50.9%
Hollywood, FL 79 149,750 66.1%
Birmingham, AL 80 212,265 51.6%
Orlando, FL 81 269,414 59.8%
Cleveland, OH 82 388,812 65.4%
Des Moines, IA 83 214,778 51.7%
Richardson, TX 84 111,055 60.2%
Long Beach, CA 85 470,489 71.8%
Reno, NV 86 239,732 46.4%
Pompano Beach, FL 87 107,542 66.1%
Orange, CA 88 140,289 50.9%
Springfield, IL 89 116,313 41.6%
Las Cruces, NM 90 101,014 53.7%
Pembroke Pines, FL 91 166,530 66.1%
Columbus, OH 92 852,144 59.8%
Westminster, CO 93 111,895 49.9%
Hartford, CT 94 124,390 59.1%
Louisville, KY 95 615,478 54.0%
Tucson, AZ 96 530,905 53.3%
El Cajon, CA 97 103,314 56.3%
Lakewood, CO 98 151,411 48.9%
New Orleans, LA 99 388,182 80.8%
Coral Springs, FL 100 130,110 66.1%

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