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 Arkansas? And specifically, which cities have the highest number of liberal voters in Natural State.
After analyzing every single city in Arkansas with populations greater than 5,000, these are the 10 most liberal cities in the state:
- Helena-West Helena (Photos)
- White Hall (Photos)
- Pine Bluff (Photos)
- Forrest City (Photos)
- West Memphis (Photos)
- Marion (Photos)
- Little Rock (Photos)
- Jacksonville (Photos)
- Sherwood (Photos)
If you’re wondering, Mena is the most conservative city of all in Arkansas.
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 Arkansas.
How we determined the most liberal cities in Arkansas
We started by making a list of every place in Arkansas over 5,000 people based on the 2014 American Community Survey that aren’t ‘CDPs’. That left us with more than 61 places in Arkansas.
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 61, and the winner is ‘The Most Liberal City in Arkansas.’
Let’s go through these liberal places, shall we?
1. Helena-West Helena
Population: 11,546Percent Liberal: 65.6%
2. White Hall
Population: 5,319Percent Liberal: 63.8%
3. Pine Bluff
Population: 46,228Percent Liberal: 63.8%
4. Forrest City
Population: 14,999Percent Liberal: 58.72%
5. West Memphis
Population: 25,544Percent Liberal: 56.75%
Population: 12,328Percent Liberal: 56.75%
7. Little Rock
Population: 196,943Percent Liberal: 54.74%
Population: 17,695 Percent Liberal: 54.74%
Population: 28,726Percent Liberal: 54.74%
Population: 30,210Percent Liberal: 54.74%
Summing Up The Liberal Pie
Well there you have it, the places in Arkansas that have the highest number of liberals per capita, with Helena-West Helena ranking as the least conservative in the entire state.
If you’re curious, here are the most conservative cities in Arkansas:
For more Arkansas reading , check out:
- These Are The 10 Dumbest Places In Arkansas – RoadSnacks
- These Are The 10 Most Redneck Cities In Arkansas – RoadSnacks
- These Are The 10 Most Miserable Cities In Arkansas – RoadSnacks
Detailed List Of The Most Liberal Cities In Arkansas
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