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 Arizona? And specifically, which cities have the highest number of liberal voters in Grand Canyon State.
After analyzing every single city in Arizona with populations greater than 5,000, these are the 10 most liberal cities in the state:
- Nogales (Photos)
- Page (Photos)
- Flagstaff (Photos)
- Sahuarita (Photos)
- Tucson (Photos)
- South Tucson
- Marana (Photos)
- Oro Valley (Photos)
- Snowflake (Photos)
- Winslow (Photos)
If you’re wondering, Lake Havasu City is the most conservative city of all in Arizona.
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 Arizona.
How we determined the most liberal cities in Arizona
We started by making a list of every place in Arizona over 5,000 people based on the 2014 American Community Survey that aren’t ‘CDPs’. That left us with more than 57 places in Arizona.
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 57, and the winner is ‘The Most Liberal City in Arizona.’
Let’s go through these liberal places, shall we?
Population: 20,601Percent Liberal: 68.19%
Population: 7,429Percent Liberal: 56.31%
Population: 68,375Percent Liberal: 56.31%
Population: 25,430Percent Liberal: 52.52%
Population: 528,374Percent Liberal: 52.52%
6. South Tucson
Population: 5,686 Percent Liberal: 52.52%
Population: 38,280Percent Liberal: 52.52%
8. Oro Valley
Population: 41,965Percent Liberal: 52.52%
Population: 5,604Percent Liberal: 45.23%
Population: 9,530Percent Liberal: 45.23%
Summing Up The Liberal Pie
Well there you have it, the places in Arizona that have the highest number of liberals per capita, with Nogales ranking as the least conservative in the entire state.
If you’re curious, here are the most conservative cities in Arizona:
- Lake Havasu City
- Bullhead City
For more Arizona reading , check out:
- These Are The 10 Worst Places To Live In Arizona – RoadSnacks
- These Are The 10 Most Redneck Cities In Arizona – RoadSnacks
- This Awesome Time Lapse Of The Arizona Desert Will Make Your Day
Detailed List Of The Most Liberal Cities In Arizona
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