Now that we’re in full election swing to decide not only our next President, but many other local statewide initiatives, it’s important to put into context the types of decisions that will be made this year. Who makes the decisions? Not the people getting elected. It’s the voters.
So, we wanted to know – how does the electorate stack up in Alabama? And specifically, which cities have the highest number of liberal voters in Heart Of Dixie.
After analyzing every single city in Alabama with populations greater than 5,000, these are the 10 most liberal cities in the state:
- Tuskegee (Photos)
- Selma (Photos)
- Pike Road (Photos)
- Montgomery (Photos)
- Phenix City (Photos)
- Demopolis (Photos)
- Birmingham (Photos)
- Clay (Photos)
- Pleasant Grove
If you’re wondering, Oneonta is the most conservative city of all in Alabama.
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 Alabama.
How we determined the most liberal cities in Alabama
We started by making a list of every place in Alabama over 5,000 people based on the 2014 American Community Survey that aren’t ‘CDPs’. That left us with more than 105 places in Alabama.
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 elecetion?
Next, we ranked each city from 1 to 105, and the winner is ‘The Most Liberal City in Alabama.’
Let’s go through these liberal places, shall we?
Population: 9,218Percent Liberal: 87.01%
Population: 19,987Percent Liberal: 69.7%
3. Pike Road
Population: 7,178Percent Liberal: 61.81%
Population: 202,967Percent Liberal: 61.81%
5. Phenix City
Population: 36,639Percent Liberal: 55.53%
Population: 7,249Percent Liberal: 53.43%
Population: 212,211Percent Liberal: 52.5%
Population: 7,448 Percent Liberal: 52.5%
Population: 9,682Percent Liberal: 52.5%
10. Pleasant Grove
Population: 10,270 Percent Liberal: 52.5%
Summing Up The Liberal Pie
Well there you have it, the places in Alabama that have the highest number of liberals per capita, with Tuskegee ranking as the least conservative in the entire state.
If you’re curious, here are the most conservative cities in Alabama:
- Pell City
For more Alabama reading , check out:
- A Hilarious List Of Things Alabama Residents Google Most Often – RoadSnacks
- These Are The 10 Most Miserable Cities In Alabama – RoadSnacks
- These Are The 10 Most Dangerous Cities In Alabama – RoadSnacks
Detailed List Of The Most Liberal Cities In Alabama