These Are The 10 Most Liberal Cities In Arizona For 2019


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Editor’s Note: We updated this article for 2019. This is our third time ranking the most liberal places to live in Arizona.

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Now that we’re starting up the 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 in the coming years.

Who makes the decisions? Not the people getting elected. It’s the voters.

Specifically, we wanted to know which cities have the highest number of liberal voters in the Grand Canyon State?

In order to do so, we turned our sites on measuring how each city in Arizona with populations greater than 5,000 voted and contributed to political campaigns in the past several years. The cities with the highest percentage of voters who voted Democrat and gave the most to liberals where named the most liberal cities in the state.

Here are the 10 most liberal places in Arizona for 2019:

  1. Nogales (Photos)
  2. Page (Photos)
  3. Flagstaff (Photos)
  4. Sahuarita (Photos)
  5. South Tucson (Photos)
  6. Tucson (Photos)
  7. Oro Valley (Photos)
  8. Marana (Photos)
  9. San Luis (Photos)
  10. Yuma (Photos)

If you’re wondering, Kingman is the most conservative city in Arizona of all those we measured.

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.

And if you already knew these places were liberal, check out some more reading about Arizona and the most lberal places in the country:

How we determined the most liberal cities in Arizona for 2019

We started by making a list of every city in Arizona over 5,000 people based on the 2013-2017 American Community Survey (The most recent data). That left us with 56 cities and towns.

We then measured the voting record and donation data to determine which places lean the most rightward in their allegiances by:

  1. Percentage Of Registered Democrats
  2. # Of Contributions To Democrats Per Capita
  3. $ Amount Contributed To Democrats Per Capita

Next, we ranked each city from 1 to 56 for each of the criteria where number one was the most liberal.

The winner, Nogales, is “The Most liberal City in Arizona For 2019”.

Let’s go through these liberal places, shall we?

The 10 Most liberal Places In Arizona For 2019

Nogales, AZ

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Overall SnackAbility

3
/10

Population: 20,233
Percent Democrat: 71.1%
$ Democrat Amount Per Capita: $0.98
# Democrat Contributions Per Capita: 0.02
More on Nogales: PhotosData

Nogales is a city in Santa Cruz County, Arizona. The population was 20,837 at the 2010 census and estimated 20,407 in 2014. Nogales forms part of the larger Tucson-Nogales combined statistical area, with a total population of 1,027,683 as of the 2010 Census. The city is the county seat of Santa Cruz County.

Page, AZ

Overall SnackAbility

4
/10

Population: 7,515
Percent Democrat: 54.2%
$ Democrat Amount Per Capita: $2.09
# Democrat Contributions Per Capita: 0.04
More on Page: PhotosData

Page is a city in Coconino County, Arizona, United States, near the Glen Canyon Dam and Lake Powell. As of the 2010 census, the population of the city was 7,247.

Flagstaff, AZ

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 69,903
Percent Democrat: 54.2%
$ Democrat Amount Per Capita: $9.99
# Democrat Contributions Per Capita: 0.11
More on Flagstaff: PhotosData

Flagstaff is a city in and the county seat of Coconino County in northern Arizona, in the southwestern United States. In 2015, the city’s estimated population was 70,320. Flagstaff’s combined metropolitan area has an estimated population of 139,097. The city is named after a ponderosa pine flagpole made by a scouting party from Boston to celebrate the United States Centennial on July 4, 1876.

Sahuarita, AZ

Overall SnackAbility

9
/10

Population: 28,257
Percent Democrat: 53.3%
$ Democrat Amount Per Capita: $37.42
# Democrat Contributions Per Capita: 0.47
More on Sahuarita: PhotosData

Sahuarita is a town in Pima County, Arizona, United States. Sahuarita is located south of the Tohono O’odham Nation and abuts the north end of Green Valley, 15 miles south of Tucson. The population was 25,259 at the 2010 census.

South Tucson, AZ

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Overall SnackAbility

4
/10

Population: 5,624
Percent Democrat: 53.3%
$ Democrat Amount Per Capita: $10.66
# Democrat Contributions Per Capita: 0.28
More on South Tucson: PhotosData

South Tucson is a city in Pima County, Arizona, United States and an enclave of the much larger city of Tucson. South Tucson is known for being heavily influenced by Hispanic, and especially Mexican, culture; restaurants and shops which sell traditional Mexican foods and other goods can be found throughout the city. According to the 2010 census, the population of the city is 5,652.

Tucson, AZ

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Overall SnackAbility

4
/10

Population: 530,905
Percent Democrat: 53.3%
$ Democrat Amount Per Capita: $16.34
# Democrat Contributions Per Capita: 0.16
More on Tucson: PhotosData

Tucson is a city and the county seat of Pima County, Arizona, United States, and home to the University of Arizona. The 2010 United States Census put the population at 520,116, while the 2015 estimated population of the entire Tucson metropolitan statistical area was 980,263. The Tucson MSA forms part of the larger Tucson-Nogales combined statistical area, with a total population of 1,010,025 as of the 2010 Census. Tucson is the second-largest populated city in Arizona behind Phoenix, both of which anchor the Arizona Sun Corridor. The city is located 108 miles southeast of Phoenix and 60mi north of the U.S.-Mexico border. Tucson is the 33rd largest city and the 53rd largest metropolitan area in the United States.

Oro Valley, AZ

Overall SnackAbility

9
/10

Population: 42,889
Percent Democrat: 53.3%
$ Democrat Amount Per Capita: $77.34
# Democrat Contributions Per Capita: 0.77
More on Oro Valley: PhotosData

Oro Valley, incorporated in 1974, is a suburban town located 6 miles north of Tucson, Arizona, United States in Pima County. According to the 2010 census, the population of the town is 41,011, an increase from 29,700 in 2000 census. Dubbed the “Upscale Tech Mecca” of Southern Arizona by the Arizona Daily Star newspaper, Oro Valley is home to over 10 high tech firms and has a median household income nearly 50% higher than the U.S. median. The town is located approximately 110 miles southeast of the state capital of Phoenix.

Marana, AZ

Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 41,720
Percent Democrat: 53.3%
$ Democrat Amount Per Capita: $19.62
# Democrat Contributions Per Capita: 0.32
More on Marana: PhotosData

Marana is a town in Pima County, Arizona, located northwest of Tucson, with a small portion in Pinal County. According to the 2010 census, the population of the town is 34,961. Marana was the fourth fastest-growing place among all cities and towns in Arizona of any size from 1990 to 2000.

San Luis, AZ

Overall SnackAbility

4
/10

Population: 31,509
Percent Democrat: 46.4%
$ Democrat Amount Per Capita: $0.17
# Democrat Contributions Per Capita: 0.0
More on San Luis: PhotosData

San Luis is a city in Yuma County, Arizona, United States. The population was 25,505 at the 2010 census. It is part of the Yuma Metropolitan Statistical Area. San Luis, located in the southwest corner of the state directly adjacent to Mexico’s Federal Highway 2, was the second fastest-growing city or town in Arizona from 1990 to 2000. According to 2014 Census Bureau estimates, the population of the city is 31,091.

Yuma, AZ

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 93,851
Percent Democrat: 46.4%
$ Democrat Amount Per Capita: $4.66
# Democrat Contributions Per Capita: 0.02
More on Yuma: PhotosData

Yuma is a city in and the county seat of Yuma County, Arizona, United States. It is located in the southwestern corner of the state, and the population of the city was 93,064 at the 2010 census, up from the 2000 census population of 77,515.

Summing Up The Liberal Snowflakes in Arizona

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 least liberal cities in Arizona:

  1. Kingman
  2. Lake Havasu City
  3. Bullhead City

For more Arizona reading, check out:

Detailed List Of The Most Liberal Places In Arizona

Rank City Population % Liberal
1 Nogales, AZ 20,233 71.1%
2 Page, AZ 7,515 54.2%
3 Flagstaff, AZ 69,903 54.2%
4 Sahuarita, AZ 28,257 53.3%
5 South Tucson, AZ 5,624 53.3%
6 Tucson, AZ 530,905 53.3%
7 Oro Valley, AZ 42,889 53.3%
8 Marana, AZ 41,720 53.3%
9 San Luis, AZ 31,509 46.4%
10 Yuma, AZ 93,851 46.4%
11 Somerton, AZ 15,508 46.4%
12 Surprise, AZ 129,534 44.8%
13 Glendale, AZ 241,543 44.8%
14 Gilbert, AZ 232,176 44.8%
15 Mesa, AZ 479,317 44.8%
16 Phoenix, AZ 1,574,421 44.8%
17 Tempe, AZ 178,339 44.8%
18 Avondale, AZ 81,590 44.8%
19 El Mirage, AZ 34,400 44.8%
20 Queen Creek, AZ 33,298 44.8%
21 Goodyear, AZ 74,953 44.8%
22 Cave Creek, AZ 5,423 44.8%
23 Peoria, AZ 161,383 44.8%
24 Litchfield Park, AZ 5,686 44.8%
25 Chandler, AZ 245,160 44.8%
26 Scottsdale, AZ 239,283 44.8%
27 Fountain Hills, AZ 24,047 44.8%
28 Paradise Valley, AZ 13,961 44.8%
29 Guadalupe, AZ 6,270 44.8%
30 Tolleson, AZ 7,052 44.8%
31 Wickenburg, AZ 6,906 44.8%
32 Winslow, AZ 9,517 40.8%
33 Show Low, AZ 10,860 40.8%
34 Holbrook, AZ 5,005 40.8%
35 Snowflake, AZ 5,668 40.8%
36 Casa Grande, AZ 52,501 37.0%
37 Maricopa, AZ 46,248 37.0%
38 Eloy, AZ 17,537 37.0%
39 Florence, AZ 26,066 37.0%
40 Coolidge, AZ 12,221 37.0%
41 Apache Junction, AZ 38,452 37.0%
42 Douglas, AZ 16,576 34.9%
43 Sierra Vista, AZ 43,585 34.9%
44 Bisbee, AZ 5,261 34.9%
45 Prescott, AZ 41,468 31.1%
46 Camp Verde, AZ 11,091 31.1%
47 Chino Valley, AZ 11,155 31.1%
48 Globe, AZ 7,341 31.1%
49 Payson, AZ 15,338 31.1%
50 Prescott Valley, AZ 41,995 31.1%
51 Cottonwood, AZ 11,634 31.1%
52 Sedona, AZ 10,246 31.1%
53 Safford, AZ 9,662 26.9%
54 Bullhead City, AZ 39,824 21.8%
55 Lake Havasu City, AZ 53,463 21.8%
56 Kingman, AZ 28,855 21.8%

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