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Top Conservative And Liberal Cities In The United States

top-conservative-and-liberal-cities-in-the-united-statesAre your political views aligned with the voting statistics of your nearest city or metro/suburban proximity to that city? Do you fit in? Are you planning to move and are curious about the political viewpoints of your new area? Or are you simply curious to know which are the top conservative and liberal cities in the U.S.?

Here’s your answer…

The top twenty five conservative cities in America share many common characteristics, including larger than average Caucasian populations, a large percentage of married couples, smaller city size, and higher income and education level than average.

The top twenty five conservative cities come primarily from the South, non-coastal areas of the West, and Southern California, which is indicative of a conservative voting trend in these two regions…according to the Bay Area Center for Voting Research.

The twenty-five most liberal cities in the United States share much different characteristics than their conservative counterparts—many have large African American populations, large portions of the populations are single, many are larger cities located in urban environments, and lower average levels of income and education are prevalent.

The top twentyfive liberal cities come mostly from the traditionally liberal Northeast and West coast, with a surprising number of cities near the top coming from the Midwest…according to BACVR.

Each of he following lists of top 50 conservative and liberal cities represent nearly 20% the number of cities in the United States with populations over 100,000.

 

Top 50 Conservative Cities Overall

1 Provo Utah

2 Lubbock Texas

3 Abilene Texas

4 Hialeah Florida

5 Plano Texas

6 Colorado Springs Colorado

7 Gilbert Arizona

8 Bakersfield California

9 Lafayette Louisiana

10 Orange California

11 Escondido California

12 Allentown Pennsylvania

13 Mesa Arizona

14 Arlington Texas

15 Peoria Arizona

16 Cape Coral Florida

17 Garden Grove California

18 Simi Valley California

19 Corona California

20 Clearwater Florida

21 West Valley City Utah

22 Oklahoma City Oklahoma

23 Overland Park Kansas

24 Anchorage Alaska

25 Huntington Beach California

26 Lancaster California

27 Tulsa Oklahoma

28 Rancho Cucamonga California

29 Garland Texas

30 Wichita Kansas

31 Santa Clarita California

32 Fullerton California

33 Corpus Christi Texas

34 Carrollton Texas

35 Anaheim California

36 Clarksville Tennessee

37 Jacksonville Florida

38 Glendale Arizona

39 Waco Texas

40 Pasadena Texas

41 Chesapeake Virginia

42 Scottsdale Arizona

43 Springfield Missouri

44 Fort Wayne Indiana

45 Naperville Illinois

46 Oceanside California

47 Chandler Arizona

48 Costa Mesa California

49 Modesto California

50 Sioux Falls South Dakota

 

Top 50 Liberal Cities Overall

1 Detroit Michigan

2 Gary Indiana

3 Berkeley California

4 District of Columbia

5 Oakland California

6 Inglewood California

7 Newark New Jersey

8 Cambridge Massachusetts

9 San Francisco California

10 Flint Michigan

11 Cleveland Ohio

12 Hartford Connecticut

13 Paterson New Jersey

14 Baltimore Maryland

15 New Haven Connecticut

16 Seattle Washington

17 Chicago Illinois

18 Philadelphia Pennsylvania

19 Birmingham Alabama

20 St. Louis Missouri

21 New York New York

22 Providence Rhode Island

23 Minneapolis Minnesota

24 Boston Massachusetts

25 Buffalo New York

26 New Orleans Louisiana

27 Ann Arbor Michigan

28 Jersey City New Jersey

29 Portland Oregon

30 Daly City California

31 Atlanta Georgia

32 Dallas Texas

33 Hayward California

34 Madison Wisconsin

35 Pittsburgh Pennsylvania

36 St. Paul Minnesota

37 Los Angeles California

38 Rochester New York

39 Memphis Tennessee

40 Milwaukee Wisconsin

41 Vallejo California

42 Dayton Ohio

43 Bridgeport Connecticut

44 Springfield Massachusetts

45 Syracuse New York

46 Jackson Mississippi

47 Jackson Mississippi

48 Akron Ohio

49 Denver Colorado

50 Richmond Virginia

 

Top 10 Liberal Major Cities (over 300,000 population)

1. Detroit

2. D.C.

3. Oakland

4. San Francisco

5. Cleveland

6. Baltimore

7. Seattle

8. Chicago

9. Philadelphia

10. St. Louis

Top 10 Conservative Major Cities (over 300,000 population)

1. Colorado Springs

2. Mesa

3. Arlington

4. Oklahoma City

5. Tulsa

6. Wichita

7. Anaheim

8. Jacksonville

9. Omaha

10. Houston

data acquired via Center for Voting Research (BACVR)

Another way to look at the political landscape is a very interesting one… a ‘cartogram’, where the area of spaces on a map is determined by a variable other than geographic area. In this case, it’s population: Make the most populous counties proportionately larger than the least populous counties.

84 percent of Americans live in the largest 25 percent of counties. 50 percent of the population lives in 5 percent of counties.

Here is the traditional red-blue (conservative-liberal) map of counties and how they voted overall…united-states-counties-voting-map

Here is the same map but a cartogram which takes into account the population contained within each county…united-states-counties-voting-map-cartogram

And even more telling, perhaps the best, is the following map which shows the same cartogram but includes the margin of victory. This map truly shows the blend and stark differences of the United States overall…

united-states-counties-voting-map-cartogram-margin-of-victory

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