These Are The 10 Most Liberal Cities In Arkansas 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 Arkansas.

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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 Natural State?

In order to do so, we turned our sites on measuring how each city in Arkansas 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.

If you’re wondering, Mena is the most conservative city in Arkansas 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 Arkansas.

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

How we determined the most liberal cities in Arkansas for 2019

We started by making a list of every city in Arkansas over 5,000 people based on the 2013-2017 American Community Survey (The most recent data). That left us with 62 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 62 for each of the criteria where number one was the most liberal.

The winner, Pine Bluff, is “The Most liberal City in Arkansas For 2019”.

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

The 10 Most liberal Places In Arkansas For 2019

Pine Bluff, AR

Overall SnackAbility

3
/10

Population: 44,509
Percent Democrat: 60.9%
$ Democrat Amount Per Capita: $1.09
# Democrat Contributions Per Capita: 0.01
More on Pine Bluff: PhotosData

Pine Bluff is the tenth-largest city in the state of Arkansas and the county seat of Jefferson County. It is the principal city of the Pine Bluff Metropolitan Statistical Area and part of the Little Rock-North Little Rock-Pine Bluff Combined Statistical Area. The population of the city was 49,083 in the 2010 Census with 2016 estmates showing a decline to 43,841.

White Hall, AR

Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 5,213
Percent Democrat: 60.9%
$ Democrat Amount Per Capita: $5.6
# Democrat Contributions Per Capita: 0.04
More on White Hall: PhotosData

White Hall is a city in Washington Township, Jefferson County, Arkansas, with a population of 5,526 in the 2010 census. It is included in the Pine Bluff Metropolitan Statistical Area and the greater Little Rock-North Little Rock-Pine Bluff Combined Statistical Area. The city is home to the Pine Bluff Arsenal.

Maumelle, AR

Overall SnackAbility

9
/10

Population: 17,967
Percent Democrat: 56.1%
$ Democrat Amount Per Capita: $5.5
# Democrat Contributions Per Capita: 0.06
More on Maumelle: PhotosData

Maumelle is an affluent city in Pulaski County, Arkansas, United States. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 17,163. The city is located northwest of Little Rock, bordering the opposite shore of the Arkansas River and is part of the Little Rock metropolitan area.

Sherwood, AR

Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 30,590
Percent Democrat: 56.1%
$ Democrat Amount Per Capita: $11.87
# Democrat Contributions Per Capita: 0.16
More on Sherwood: PhotosData

Sherwood is a city in Pulaski County, Arkansas, United States. As of the 2010 census, the population of the city was 29,523. It is part of the Little RockNorth Little RockConway Metropolitan Statistical Area with 699,757 people according to the 2010 census.

Jacksonville, AR

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 28,637
Percent Democrat: 56.1%
$ Democrat Amount Per Capita: $5.08
# Democrat Contributions Per Capita: 0.08
More on Jacksonville: PhotosData

North Little Rock, AR

Overall SnackAbility

4
/10

Population: 66,144
Percent Democrat: 56.1%
$ Democrat Amount Per Capita: $7.12
# Democrat Contributions Per Capita: 0.09
More on North Little Rock: PhotosData

North Little Rock is a city in Pulaski County, Arkansas, United States, across the Arkansas River from Little Rock in the central part of the state. The population was 62,304 at the 2010 census. North Little Rock, along with Little Rock and Conway, anchors the six-county Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway Metropolitan Statistical Area, which is further included in the Little Rock-North Little Rock Combined Statistical Area with 902,443 residents.

Little Rock, AR

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 197,780
Percent Democrat: 56.1%
$ Democrat Amount Per Capita: $22.21
# Democrat Contributions Per Capita: 0.09
More on Little Rock: PhotosData

Little Rock is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. state of Arkansas. It is also the county seat of Pulaski County. It was incorporated on November 7, 1831, on the south bank of the Arkansas River close to the state’s geographic center. The city derives its name from a rock formation along the river, named “la petite roche” by the French explorer Jean-Baptiste Bnard de la Harpe in the 1720s. The capital of the Arkansas Territory was moved to Little Rock from Arkansas Post in 1821. The city’s population was 193,524 at the 2010 census. The six county Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway, AR Metropolitan Statistical Area is ranked 75th in terms of population in the United States with 724,385 residents according to the 2013 estimate by the United States Census Bureau.

Forrest City, AR

Overall SnackAbility

2
/10

Population: 14,691
Percent Democrat: 54.3%
$ Democrat Amount Per Capita: $4.49
# Democrat Contributions Per Capita: 0.13
More on Forrest City: PhotosData

Forrest City is a city in St. Francis County, Arkansas, United States, and the county seat. It was named for General Nathan Bedford Forrest, who used the location as a campsite for a construction crew completing a railroad between Memphis and Little Rock, shortly after the Civil War. The population was 15,371 at the 2010 census, an increase from 14,774 in 2000. The city refers to itself as the “Jewel of the Delta”.

Marion, AR

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 12,467
Percent Democrat: 52.7%
$ Democrat Amount Per Capita: $2.19
# Democrat Contributions Per Capita: 0.03
More on Marion: PhotosData

Marion is a city in and the county seat of Crittenden County, Arkansas, United States. The population was 12,345 at the 2010 census, a 38.7% increase since 2000. The city is part of the Memphis metropolitan area. It is the second largest city in Crittenden County, behind West Memphis.

West Memphis, AR

Overall SnackAbility

2
/10

Population: 25,152
Percent Democrat: 52.7%
$ Democrat Amount Per Capita: $3.57
# Democrat Contributions Per Capita: 0.02
More on West Memphis: PhotosData

West Memphis is the largest city in Crittenden County, Arkansas, United States. The population was 26,245 at the 2010 census, ranking it as the state’s 18th largest city, behind Bella Vista. It is part of the Memphis metropolitan area, and is located directly across the Mississippi River from Memphis.

Summing Up The Liberal Snowflakes in Arkansas

Well there you have it, the places in Arkansas that have the highest number of liberals per capita, with Pine Bluff ranking as the least conservative in the entire state.

If you’re curious, here are the least liberal cities in Arkansas:

  1. Mena
  2. Heber Springs
  3. Harrison

For more Arkansas reading, check out:

Detailed List Of The Most Liberal Places In Arkansas

Rank City Population % Liberal
1 Pine Bluff, AR 44,509 60.9%
2 White Hall, AR 5,213 60.9%
3 Maumelle, AR 17,967 56.1%
4 Sherwood, AR 30,590 56.1%
5 Jacksonville, AR 28,637 56.1%
6 North Little Rock, AR 66,144 56.1%
7 Little Rock, AR 197,780 56.1%
8 Forrest City, AR 14,691 54.3%
9 Marion, AR 12,467 52.7%
10 West Memphis, AR 25,152 52.7%
11 Camden, AR 11,289 43.5%
12 Blytheville, AR 14,588 42.9%
13 Osceola, AR 7,160 42.9%
14 Arkadelphia, AR 10,664 42.5%
15 Fayetteville, AR 81,889 40.8%
16 Springdale, AR 77,252 40.8%
17 Prairie Grove, AR 5,187 40.8%
18 Farmington, AR 6,598 40.8%
19 Warren, AR 5,715 36.1%
20 Monticello, AR 9,660 35.9%
21 Magnolia, AR 11,570 35.3%
22 El Dorado, AR 18,201 34.7%
23 Hope, AR 9,923 33.7%
24 Morrilton, AR 6,663 33.5%
25 Stuttgart, AR 8,979 31.2%
26 Berryville, AR 5,389 31.1%
27 Greenbrier, AR 5,271 30.8%
28 Conway, AR 64,481 30.8%
29 Newport, AR 7,770 30.7%
30 Hot Springs, AR 36,780 30.2%
31 Crossett, AR 5,142 29.8%
32 Jonesboro, AR 73,581 29.6%
33 Wynne, AR 8,095 29.1%
34 Rogers, AR 63,411 28.9%
35 Bentonville, AR 44,601 28.9%
36 Lowell, AR 8,622 28.9%
37 Pea Ridge, AR 5,296 28.9%
38 Centerton, AR 12,178 28.9%
39 Siloam Springs, AR 16,311 28.9%
40 Greenwood, AR 9,311 27.6%
41 Fort Smith, AR 87,537 27.6%
42 Texarkana, AR 30,120 26.6%
43 Clarksville, AR 9,448 26.6%
44 Malvern, AR 10,830 26.4%
45 Bryant, AR 19,607 25.4%
46 Benton, AR 34,034 25.4%
47 Trumann, AR 7,103 24.3%
48 De Queen, AR 6,623 23.6%
49 Pocahontas, AR 6,459 22.3%
50 Russellville, AR 29,147 22.2%
51 Walnut Ridge, AR 5,146 22.2%
52 Batesville, AR 10,568 21.2%
53 Mountain Home, AR 12,253 21.1%
54 Paragould, AR 27,815 21.0%
55 Cabot, AR 25,732 20.9%
56 Alma, AR 5,616 20.0%
57 Van Buren, AR 23,135 20.0%
58 Beebe, AR 7,992 18.5%
59 Searcy, AR 23,819 18.5%
60 Harrison, AR 13,058 18.2%
61 Heber Springs, AR 7,079 17.4%
62 Mena, AR 5,612 14.7%

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