These Are The 10 Most Liberal Cities In Connecticut


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

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

  1. Hartford (Photos)
  2. New Britain (Photos)
  3. Bristol (Photos)
  4. West Haven (Photos)
  5. Derby (Photos)
  6. Ansonia (Photos)
  7. Naugatuck (Photos)
  8. Waterbury (Photos)
  9. Meriden (Photos)
  10. Milford (Photos)

If you’re wondering, Torrington is the most conservative city of all in Connecticut.

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 Connecticut.

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How we determined the most liberal cities in Connecticut

We started by making a list of every place in Connecticut over 5,000 people based on the 2014 American Community Survey that aren’t ‘CDPs’. That left us with more than 21 places in Connecticut.

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 21, and the winner is ‘The Most Liberal City in Connecticut.’

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

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1. Hartford

Hartford, Connecticut

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 124,795
Percent Liberal: 62.37%

2. New Britain

New Britain, Connecticut

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 72,988
Percent Liberal: 62.37%

3. Bristol

Bristol, Connecticut

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 60,554
Percent Liberal: 62.37%

4. West Haven

West Haven, Connecticut

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 55,189
Percent Liberal: 60.65%

5. Derby

Derby, Connecticut

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 12,796
Percent Liberal: 60.65%

6. Ansonia

Ansonia, Connecticut

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 19,035
Percent Liberal: 60.65%

7. Naugatuck

Naugatuck, Connecticut

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 31,722
Percent Liberal: 60.65%

8. Waterbury

Waterbury, Connecticut

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 109,551
Percent Liberal: 60.65%

9. Meriden

Meriden, Connecticut

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 60,439
Percent Liberal: 60.65%

10. Milford

Milford, Connecticut

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 51,643
Percent Liberal: 60.65%

Summing Up The Liberal Pie

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

If you’re curious, here are the most conservative cities in Connecticut:

  1. Torrington
  2. Bridgeport
  3. Stamford

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Detailed List Of The Most Liberal Cities In Connecticut

City Rank Population % Liberal
Hartford 1 124,795 62.37%
New Britain 2 72,988 62.37%
Bristol 3 60,554 62.37%
West Haven 4 55,189 60.65%
Derby 5 12,796 60.65%
Ansonia 6 19,035 60.65%
Naugatuck 7 31,722 60.65%
Waterbury 8 109,551 60.65%
Meriden 9 60,439 60.65%
Milford 10 51,643 60.65%
New Haven 11 130,612 60.65%
Groton 12 9,305 58.33%
Norwich 13 40,254 58.33%
New London 14 27,423 58.33%
Middletown 15 47,218 57.29%
Shelton 16 40,783 54.85%
Danbury 17 83,476 54.85%
Norwalk 18 87,701 54.85%
Stamford 19 126,592 54.85%
Bridgeport 20 147,340 54.85%
Torrington 21 35,493 47.45%

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