These Are The 10 Most Liberal Cities In Colorado 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 Colorado.

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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 Centennial State?

In order to do so, we turned our sites on measuring how each city in Colorado 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 Colorado for 2019:

  1. Denver (Photos)
  2. Lafayette (Photos)
  3. Superior (Photos)
  4. Louisville (Photos)
  5. Boulder (Photos)
  6. Longmont (Photos)
  7. Aspen (Photos)
  8. Eagle (Photos)
  9. Vail (Photos)
  10. Gypsum (Photos)

If you’re wondering, Craig is the most conservative city in Colorado 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 Colorado.

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

How we determined the most liberal cities in Colorado for 2019

We started by making a list of every city in Colorado over 5,000 people based on the 2013-2017 American Community Survey (The most recent data). That left us with 75 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 75 for each of the criteria where number one was the most liberal.

The winner, Denver, is “The Most liberal City in Colorado For 2019”.

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

The 10 Most liberal Places In Colorado For 2019

Denver, CO

Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 678,467
Percent Democrat: 73.7%
$ Democrat Amount Per Capita: $35.58
# Democrat Contributions Per Capita: 0.17
More on Denver: PhotosData

Denver, officially the City and County of Denver, is the capital and most populous municipality of the U.S. state of Colorado. Denver is in the South Platte River Valley on the western edge of the High Plains just east of the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains. The Denver downtown district is immediately east of the confluence of Cherry Creek with the South Platte River, approximately 12mi east of the foothills of the Rocky Mountains. Denver is nicknamed the Mile High City because its official elevation is exactly one mile above sea level, making it the highest major city in the United States. The 105th meridian west of Greenwich, the longitudinal reference for the Mountain Time Zone, passes directly through Denver Union Station.

Lafayette, CO

Overall SnackAbility

7.5
/10

Population: 27,440
Percent Democrat: 70.3%
$ Democrat Amount Per Capita: $147.87
# Democrat Contributions Per Capita: 1.59
More on Lafayette: PhotosData

The City of Lafayette is a Home Rule Municipality located in Boulder County, Colorado, United States. The city population was 24,453 at the 2010 United States Census.

Superior, CO

Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 12,879
Percent Democrat: 70.3%
$ Democrat Amount Per Capita: $143.18
# Democrat Contributions Per Capita: 0.95
More on Superior: PhotosData

Superior is a Statutory Town in Boulder County in the U.S. state of Colorado, with a small, uninhabited segment of land area extending into Jefferson County. According to the 2010 census, the population of the city was 12,483.

Louisville, CO

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

7.5
/10

Population: 20,319
Percent Democrat: 70.3%
$ Democrat Amount Per Capita: $241.67
# Democrat Contributions Per Capita: 2.12
More on Louisville: PhotosData

Louisville Colorado is a Home Rule Municipality in Boulder County, Colorado, United States. The city population was 18,376 at the 2010 United States Census. Louisville began as a rough mining community in 1877, suffered through a period of extraordinary labor violence early in the 20th century, and then, when the mines closed in the 1950s, made a transition to a suburban residential community. CNN/Money and Money magazine have consistently listed Louisville as one of the 100 best places to live in the United States, ranking it among the top 100 in 2007, 2009 2011, 2013, 2015, and 2017.

Boulder, CO

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 106,271
Percent Democrat: 70.3%
$ Democrat Amount Per Capita: $176.19
# Democrat Contributions Per Capita: 0.92
More on Boulder: PhotosData

Boulder is the home rule municipality that is the county seat and the most populous municipality of Boulder County, and the 11th most populous municipality in the U.S. state of Colorado. Boulder is located at the base of the foothills of the Rocky Mountains at an elevation of 5,430 feet above sea level. The city is 25 miles northwest of Denver.

Longmont, CO

Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 91,730
Percent Democrat: 70.3%
$ Democrat Amount Per Capita: $18.62
# Democrat Contributions Per Capita: 0.28
More on Longmont: PhotosData

The City of Longmont is a Home Rule Municipality in Boulder and Weld counties of the U.S. state of Colorado. Longmont is located northeast of the county seat of Boulder and 33 miles north-northwest of the Colorado State Capitol in Denver.

Aspen, CO

Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 7,097
Percent Democrat: 69.7%
$ Democrat Amount Per Capita: $977.71
# Democrat Contributions Per Capita: 1.25
More on Aspen: PhotosData

Aspen is the home rule municipality that is the county seat and the most populous municipality of Pitkin County, Colorado, United States. Its population was 6,658 at the 2010 United States Census. Aspen is in a remote area of the Rocky Mountains’ Sawatch Range and Elk Mountains, along the Roaring Fork River at an elevation just below 8,000 feet above sea level on the Western Slope, 11 miles west of the Continental Divide.

Eagle, CO

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

7.5
/10

Population: 6,711
Percent Democrat: 55.9%
$ Democrat Amount Per Capita: $8.38
# Democrat Contributions Per Capita: 0.04
More on Eagle: PhotosData

Eagle is a statutory town that is the county seat of Eagle County, Colorado, United States. The population was 6,508 at the 2010 census, up from 3,032 at the 2000 census.

Vail, CO

Overall SnackAbility

7.5
/10

Population: 5,425
Percent Democrat: 55.9%
$ Democrat Amount Per Capita: $68.06
# Democrat Contributions Per Capita: 0.12
More on Vail: PhotosData

The Town of Vail is a Home Rule Municipality in Eagle County, Colorado, United States. The population of the town was 5,305 in 2010. The town was established and built as the base village to Vail Ski Resort, with which it was originally conceived. Vail Ski Resort’s first season was in December 1962; it is the largest ski mountain in Colorado.

Gypsum, CO

Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 6,926
Percent Democrat: 55.9%
$ Democrat Amount Per Capita: $9.15
# Democrat Contributions Per Capita: 0.06
More on Gypsum: PhotosData

Gypsum is a home rule municipality in Eagle County, Colorado, United States. The population was 6,477 at the 2010 census. Gypsum is the home of an American Gypsum drywall plant and mine.

Summing Up The Liberal Snowflakes in Colorado

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

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

  1. Craig
  2. Sterling
  3. Lamar

For more Colorado reading, check out:

Detailed List Of The Most Liberal Places In Colorado

Rank City Population % Liberal
1 Denver, CO 678,467 73.7%
2 Lafayette, CO 27,440 70.3%
3 Superior, CO 12,879 70.3%
4 Louisville, CO 20,319 70.3%
5 Boulder, CO 106,271 70.3%
6 Longmont, CO 91,730 70.3%
7 Aspen, CO 7,097 69.7%
8 Eagle, CO 6,711 55.9%
9 Vail, CO 5,425 55.9%
10 Gypsum, CO 6,926 55.9%
11 Avon, CO 6,503 55.9%
12 Gunnison, CO 6,250 54.5%
13 Steamboat Springs, CO 12,520 54.3%
14 Sheridan, CO 6,018 52.8%
15 Littleton, CO 45,848 52.8%
16 Glendale, CO 5,027 52.8%
17 Centennial, CO 108,448 52.8%
18 Greenwood Village, CO 15,397 52.8%
19 Aurora, CO 357,323 52.8%
20 Englewood, CO 33,155 52.8%
21 Cherry Hills Village, CO 6,542 52.8%
22 Broomfield, CO 64,283 52.4%
23 Federal Heights, CO 12,449 49.9%
24 Thornton, CO 132,310 49.9%
25 Westminster, CO 111,895 49.9%
26 Northglenn, CO 38,473 49.9%
27 Commerce City, CO 52,905 49.9%
28 Brighton, CO 38,016 49.9%
29 Durango, CO 17,986 49.8%
30 Wheat Ridge, CO 31,162 48.9%
31 Edgewater, CO 5,299 48.9%
32 Arvada, CO 115,320 48.9%
33 Golden, CO 20,365 48.9%
34 Lakewood, CO 151,411 48.9%
35 Fort Collins, CO 159,150 47.5%
36 Wellington, CO 7,941 47.5%
37 Estes Park, CO 6,248 47.5%
38 Berthoud, CO 6,018 47.5%
39 Loveland, CO 74,125 47.5%
40 Alamosa, CO 9,675 46.0%
41 Pueblo, CO 109,122 45.6%
42 Salida, CO 5,565 43.4%
43 Glenwood Springs, CO 9,850 42.6%
44 Rifle, CO 9,526 42.6%
45 Carbondale, CO 6,632 42.6%
46 Trinidad, CO 8,054 39.0%
47 Lone Tree, CO 13,430 36.6%
48 Parker, CO 51,125 36.6%
49 Castle Rock, CO 57,274 36.6%
50 Castle Pines, CO 10,623 36.6%
51 La Junta, CO 6,900 34.8%
52 Frederick, CO 11,397 34.3%
53 Erie, CO 22,019 34.3%
54 Milliken, CO 6,362 34.3%
55 Greeley, CO 100,760 34.3%
56 Firestone, CO 12,282 34.3%
57 Evans, CO 19,967 34.3%
58 Fort Lupton, CO 7,829 34.3%
59 Lochbuie, CO 5,675 34.3%
60 Windsor, CO 23,386 34.3%
61 Manitou Springs, CO 5,263 33.9%
62 Monument, CO 6,760 33.9%
63 Colorado Springs, CO 450,000 33.9%
64 Fountain, CO 28,799 33.9%
65 Cortez, CO 8,579 30.9%
66 Grand Junction, CO 60,882 28.0%
67 Fruita, CO 13,039 28.0%
68 Brush, CO 5,406 26.3%
69 Fort Morgan, CO 11,251 26.3%
70 Montrose, CO 18,918 25.8%
71 Woodland Park, CO 7,287 24.9%
72 Delta, CO 8,739 24.3%
73 Lamar, CO 7,627 23.6%
74 Sterling, CO 13,961 19.0%
75 Craig, CO 8,903 13.4%