These Are The 10 Most Liberal Cities In Colorado


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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 Colorado? And specifically, which cities have the highest number of liberal voters in Centennial State.

After analyzing every single city in Colorado with populations greater than 5,000, these are the 10 most liberal cities in the state:

  1. Denver (Photos)
  2. Boulder (Photos)
  3. Lafayette
  4. Erie (Photos)
  5. Louisville (Photos)
  6. Superior (Photos)
  7. Longmont (Photos)
  8. Aspen (Photos)
  9. Gunnison (Photos)
  10. Thornton (Photos)

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

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.

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How we determined the most liberal cities in Colorado

We started by making a list of every place in Colorado over 5,000 people based on the 2014 American Community Survey that aren’t ‘CDPs’. That left us with more than 74 places in Colorado.

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 74, and the winner is ‘The Most Liberal City in Colorado.’

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

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1. Denver

Denver, Colorado

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 649,654
Percent Liberal: 73.59%

2. Boulder

Boulder, Colorado

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 103,919
Percent Liberal: 69.69%

3. Lafayette


Population: 26,430
Percent Liberal: 69.69%

4. Erie

Erie, Colorado

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 19,948
Percent Liberal: 69.69%

5. Louisville

Louisville, Colorado

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 19,548
Percent Liberal: 69.69%

6. Superior

Superior, Colorado

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 12,815
Percent Liberal: 69.69%

7. Longmont

Longmont, Colorado

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 89,814
Percent Liberal: 69.69%

8. Aspen

Aspen, Colorado

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 6,740
Percent Liberal: 67.98%

9. Gunnison

Gunnison, Colorado

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 5,955
Percent Liberal: 58.2%

10. Thornton

Thornton, Colorado

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 127,688
Percent Liberal: 57.11%

Summing Up The Liberal Pie

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 most conservative cities in Colorado:

  1. Craig
  2. Delta
  3. Sterling

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Detailed List Of The Most Liberal Cities In Colorado

City Rank Population % Liberal
Denver 1 649,654 73.59%
Boulder 2 103,919 69.69%
Lafayette 3 26,430 69.69%
Erie 4 19,948 69.69%
Louisville 5 19,548 69.69%
Superior 6 12,815 69.69%
Longmont 7 89,814 69.69%
Aspen 8 6,740 67.98%
Gunnison 9 5,955 58.2%
Thornton 10 127,688 57.11%
Northglenn 11 37,754 57.11%
Federal Heights 12 12,037 57.11%
Westminster 13 110,598 57.11%
Commerce City 14 50,346 57.11%
Brighton 15 35,582 57.11%
Alamosa 16 9,592 56.75%
Steamboat Springs 17 12,148 56.67%
Avon 18 6,414 56.43%
Eagle 19 6,553 56.43%
Gypsum 20 6,685 56.43%
Vail 21 5,321 56.43%
Pueblo 22 108,073 55.85%
Greenwood Village 23 14,920 53.9%
Centennial 24 106,604 53.9%
Englewood 25 31,877 53.9%
Littleton 26 44,553 53.9%
Aurora 27 345,867 53.9%
Cherry Hills Village 28 6,329 53.9%
Sheridan 29 5,912 53.9%
Durango 30 17,486 53.07%
Broomfield 31 60,699 51.76%
Loveland 32 71,755 51.48%
Estes Park 33 6,103 51.48%
Fort Collins 34 153,292 51.48%
Berthoud 35 5,497 51.48%
Wellington 36 6,934 51.48%
Arvada 37 111,658 51.21%
Golden 38 19,780 51.21%
Wheat Ridge 39 30,863 51.21%
Lakewood 40 147,836 51.21%
Edgewater 41 5,237 51.21%
Trinidad 42 8,470 50.2%
Salida 43 5,373 48.61%
Rifle 44 9,451 46.32%
Carbondale 45 6,516 46.32%
Glenwood Springs 46 9,756 46.32%
La Junta 47 7,018 44.52%
Firestone 48 11,255 42.33%
Evans 49 20,308 42.33%
Windsor 50 20,455 42.33%
Frederick 51 10,186 42.33%
Fort Lupton 52 7,669 42.33%
Lochbuie 53 5,222 42.33%
Greeley 54 97,074 42.33%
Milliken 55 5,975 42.33%
Manitou Springs 56 5,211 38.54%
Fountain 57 27,062 38.54%
Monument 58 6,252 38.54%
Colorado Springs 59 442,040 38.54%
Cortez 60 8,571 36.87%
Parker 61 47,342 36.35%
Castle Pines 62 10,399 36.35%
Castle Rock 63 52,143 36.35%
Lone Tree 64 12,462 36.35%
Fort Morgan 65 11,377 36.3%
Brush 66 5,488 36.3%
Grand Junction 67 59,945 32.69%
Fruita 68 12,750 32.69%
Woodland Park 69 7,155 32.32%
Lamar 70 7,744 31.24%
Montrose 71 18,970 30.49%
Sterling 72 14,046 29.72%
Delta 73 8,779 29.02%
Craig 74 8,983 21.56%

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