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 California? And specifically, which cities have the highest number of liberal voters in Golden State.
After analyzing every single city in California with populations greater than 5,000, these are the 10 most liberal cities in the state:
- San Francisco (Photos)
- Hayward (Photos)
- Piedmont (Photos)
- Dublin (Photos)
- Emeryville (Photos)
- San Leandro (Photos)
- Alameda (Photos)
- Pleasanton (Photos)
- Fremont (Photos)
- Union City (Photos)
If you’re wondering, Susanville is the most conservative city of all in California.
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 California.
How we determined the most liberal cities in California
We started by making a list of every place in California over 5,000 people based on the 2014 American Community Survey that aren’t ‘CDPs’. That left us with more than 424 places in California.
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 424, and the winner is ‘The Most Liberal City in California.’
Let’s go through these liberal places, shall we?
1. San Francisco
Population: 840,763Percent Liberal: 83.53%
Population: 152,401Percent Liberal: 78.85%
Population: 11,099Percent Liberal: 78.85%
Population: 52,063Percent Liberal: 78.85%
Population: 10,830Percent Liberal: 78.85%
6. San Leandro
Population: 88,329Percent Liberal: 78.85%
Population: 76,733Percent Liberal: 78.85%
Population: 75,009Percent Liberal: 78.85%
Population: 225,221Percent Liberal: 78.85%
10. Union City
Population: 72,690Percent Liberal: 78.85%
Summing Up The Liberal Pie
Well there you have it, the places in California that have the highest number of liberals per capita, with San Francisco ranking as the least conservative in the entire state.
If you’re curious, here are the most conservative cities in California:
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Detailed List Of The Most Liberal Cities In California
|South San Francisco||29|
|Half Moon Bay||31|
|East Palo Alto||39|
|Los Altos Hills||67|
|Santa Fe Springs||78|
|South El Monte||84|