These Are The 10 Most Liberal Cities In Alaska

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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:

  1. Dillingham
  2. Bethel (Photos)
  3. Kotzebue (Photos)
  4. Barrow (Photos)
  5. Unalaska (Photos)
  6. Nome (Photos)
  7. Kodiak (Photos)
  8. Cordova (Photos)
  9. Valdez (Photos)
  10. 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.

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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?

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1. Dillingham

Population: 2,307
Percent Liberal: 65.73%

2. Bethel

Bethel, Alaska

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 6,370
Percent Liberal: 64.3%

3. Kotzebue

Kotzebue, Alaska

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 3,283
Percent Liberal: 64.16%

4. Barrow

Barrow, Alaska

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 4,293
Percent Liberal: 64.16%

5. Unalaska

Unalaska, Alaska

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 4,619
Percent Liberal: 60.69%

6. Nome

Nome, Alaska

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 3,773
Percent Liberal: 55.56%

7. Kodiak

Kodiak, Alaska

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 6,293
Percent Liberal: 40.83%

8. Cordova

Cordova, Alaska

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 2,621
Percent Liberal: 37.41%

9. Valdez

Valdez, Alaska

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 3,979
Percent Liberal: 37.41%

10. Ketchikan

Ketchikan, Alaska

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 8,197
Percent 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:

  1. Palmer
  2. Wasilla
  3. Soldotna

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Detailed List Of The Most Liberal Cities In Alaska

City Rank Population % Liberal
Dillingham 1 2,307 65.73%
Bethel 2 6,370 64.3%
Kotzebue 3 3,283 64.16%
Barrow 4 4,293 64.16%
Unalaska 5 4,619 60.69%
Nome 6 3,773 55.56%
Kodiak 7 6,293 40.83%
Cordova 8 2,621 37.41%
Valdez 9 3,979 37.41%
Ketchikan 10 8,197 36.35%
North Pole 11 2,265 36.02%
Fairbanks 12 32,193 36.02%
Kenai 13 7,463 30.04%
Seward 14 2,710 30.04%
Homer 15 5,324 30.04%
Soldotna 16 4,409 30.04%
Wasilla 17 8,676 24.54%
Palmer 18 6,449 24.54%

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