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 Alaska? And specifically, which cities have the highest number of liberal voters in Last Frontier.
After analyzing every single city in Alaska with populations greater than 2,000, these are the 10 most liberal cities in the state:
- Bethel (Photos)
- Kotzebue (Photos)
- Barrow (Photos)
- Unalaska (Photos)
- Nome (Photos)
- Kodiak (Photos)
- Cordova (Photos)
- Valdez (Photos)
- Ketchikan (Photos)
If you’re wondering, Palmer is the most conservative city of all in Alaska.
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 Alaska.
How we determined the most liberal cities in Alaska
We started by making a list of every place in Alaska over 2,000 people based on the 2014 American Community Survey that aren’t ‘CDPs’. That left us with more than 18 places in Alaska.
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 18, and the winner is ‘The Most Liberal City in Alaska.’
Let’s go through these liberal places, shall we?
Population: 2,307 Percent Liberal: 65.73%
Population: 6,370Percent Liberal: 64.3%
Population: 3,283Percent Liberal: 64.16%
Population: 4,293Percent Liberal: 64.16%
Population: 4,619Percent Liberal: 60.69%
Population: 3,773Percent Liberal: 55.56%
Population: 6,293Percent Liberal: 40.83%
Population: 2,621Percent Liberal: 37.41%
Population: 3,979Percent Liberal: 37.41%
Population: 8,197Percent Liberal: 36.35%
Summing Up The Liberal Pie
Well there you have it, the places in Alaska that have the highest number of liberals per capita, with Dillingham ranking as the least conservative in the entire state.
If you’re curious, here are the most conservative cities in Alaska:
For more Alaska reading , check out:
- These Are The 10 Worst Places To Live In Alaska – RoadSnacks
- These Are The 10 Most Boring Places To Live In Alaska – RoadSnacks
- 10 Small Towns In Alaska Where You’d Never Want To Live – RoadSnacks
Detailed List Of The Most Liberal Cities In Alaska