These Are The 10 Most Liberal Cities In Connecticut 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 Connecticut.

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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 Constitution State?

In order to do so, we turned our sites on measuring how each city in Connecticut with populations greater than 9,000 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 Connecticut for 2019:

  1. Hartford (Photos)
  2. Bristol (Photos)
  3. New Britain (Photos)
  4. Stamford (Photos)
  5. Danbury (Photos)
  6. Shelton (Photos)
  7. Bridgeport (Photos)
  8. Norwalk (Photos)
  9. Milford (Photos)
  10. New Haven (Photos)

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

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

How we determined the most liberal cities in Connecticut for 2019

We started by making a list of every city in Connecticut over 9,000 people based on the 2013-2017 American Community Survey (The most recent data). That left us with 21 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 21 for each of the criteria where number one was the most liberal.

The winner, Hartford, is “The Most liberal City in Connecticut For 2019”.

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

The 10 Most liberal Places In Connecticut For 2019

Hartford, CT

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

4
/10

Population: 124,390
Percent Democrat: 59.1%
$ Democrat Amount Per Capita: $15.87
# Democrat Contributions Per Capita: 0.12
More on Hartford: PhotosData

Hartford is the capital of the U.S. state of Connecticut. It was the seat of Hartford County until Connecticut disbanded county government in 1960. As of the 2010 Census, Hartford’s population was 124,775, making it Connecticut’s third-largest city after the coastal cities of Bridgeport and New Haven. Census Bureau estimates since then have indicated Hartford’s fall to fourth place statewide, as a result of sustained population growth in the coastal city of Stamford.

Bristol, CT

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 60,498
Percent Democrat: 59.1%
$ Democrat Amount Per Capita: $2.59
# Democrat Contributions Per Capita: 0.04
More on Bristol: PhotosData

New Britain, CT

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 73,069
Percent Democrat: 59.1%
$ Democrat Amount Per Capita: $1.47
# Democrat Contributions Per Capita: 0.02
More on New Britain: PhotosData

New Britain is a city in Hartford County, Connecticut, United States. It is located approximately 9 miles southwest of Hartford. According to 2010 Census, the population of the city is 73,206.

Stamford, CT

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 128,851
Percent Democrat: 57.9%
$ Democrat Amount Per Capita: $126.73
# Democrat Contributions Per Capita: 0.19
More on Stamford: PhotosData

Stamford is a city in Fairfield County, Connecticut, United States. According to the 2010 census, the population of the city is 122,643. As of July 1, 2014, according to the Census Bureau, the population of Stamford had risen to 128,278, making it the third-largest city in the state and the seventh-largest city in New England. Approximately 30 miles from Manhattan, Stamford is in the Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk Metro area which is a part of the Greater New York metropolitan area.

Danbury, CT

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 84,573
Percent Democrat: 57.9%
$ Democrat Amount Per Capita: $5.29
# Democrat Contributions Per Capita: 0.06
More on Danbury: PhotosData

Danbury is a city in northern Fairfield County, Connecticut, United States, located along the Still River approximately 70 miles northeast of New York’s city center. Danbury’s population at the 2010 census was 80,893. Danbury is the fourth most populous city in Fairfield County, and seventh among Connecticut cities. The city is within the New York combined statistical area and Bridgeport metropolitan area.

Shelton, CT

Overall SnackAbility

9
/10

Population: 41,282
Percent Democrat: 57.9%
$ Democrat Amount Per Capita: $2.89
# Democrat Contributions Per Capita: 0.06
More on Shelton: PhotosData

Shelton is a city in Fairfield County, Connecticut, United States. The population was 39,559 at the 2010 census.

Bridgeport, CT

Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 147,586
Percent Democrat: 57.9%
$ Democrat Amount Per Capita: $3.85
# Democrat Contributions Per Capita: 0.04
More on Bridgeport: PhotosData

Bridgeport is a seaport city in the U.S. state of Connecticut. It is the largest city in the state and is located in Fairfield County at the mouth of the Pequonnock River on Long Island Sound. Bridgeport had a population of 144,229 during the 2010 Census, making it also the 5th-most populous in New England. It is bordered by the towns of Trumbull to the north, Fairfield to the west, and Stratford to the east. The Greater Bridgeport area is the 48th-largest urban area in the United States. Located 60 miles from Manhattan and 40 miles from the Bronx, Bridgeport is also part of the New York metropolitan area.

Norwalk, CT

Overall SnackAbility

7.5
/10

Population: 88,537
Percent Democrat: 57.9%
$ Democrat Amount Per Capita: $82.14
# Democrat Contributions Per Capita: 0.31
More on Norwalk: PhotosData

Norwalk, is a U.S city located in southwestern Connecticut, in southern Fairfield County, on the northern shore of Long Island Sound. Norwalk is included statistically within both the New York-Newark, NY-NJ-CT-PA Combined Statistical Area as well as the Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Milford, CT

Overall SnackAbility

9
/10

Population: 52,331
Percent Democrat: 54.2%
$ Democrat Amount Per Capita: $9.79
# Democrat Contributions Per Capita: 0.12
More on Milford: PhotosData

Milford is a Coterminous municipality within Coastal Connecticut and New Haven County, Connecticut, between Bridgeport, Connecticut and New Haven, Connecticut. The population was 51,271 at the 2010 census. The city includes the borough of Woodmont and the village of Devon. Milford is part of the New York-Newark, NY-NJ-CT-PA Combined Statistical Area. It is the headquarters of the mega business Subway

New Haven, CT

Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 130,884
Percent Democrat: 54.2%
$ Democrat Amount Per Capita: $27.31
# Democrat Contributions Per Capita: 0.28
More on New Haven: PhotosData

New Haven, in the U.S. state of Connecticut, is the principal municipality in Greater New Haven, which had a total population of 862,477 in 2010. It is located on New Haven Harbor on the northern shore of Long Island Sound in New Haven County, Connecticut, and is part of the New York metropolitan area. It is the second-largest city in Connecticut, with a population of 129,779 people as of the 2010 United States Census. According to a census of 1 July 2012, by the Census Bureau, the city had a population of 130,741.

Summing Up The Liberal Snowflakes in Connecticut

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 least liberal cities in Connecticut:

  1. Torrington
  2. New London
  3. Groton

For more Connecticut reading, check out:

Detailed List Of The Most Liberal Places In Connecticut

Rank City Population % Liberal
1 Hartford, CT 124,390 59.1%
2 Bristol, CT 60,498 59.1%
3 New Britain, CT 73,069 59.1%
4 Stamford, CT 128,851 57.9%
5 Danbury, CT 84,573 57.9%
6 Shelton, CT 41,282 57.9%
7 Bridgeport, CT 147,586 57.9%
8 Norwalk, CT 88,537 57.9%
9 Milford, CT 52,331 54.2%
10 New Haven, CT 130,884 54.2%
11 Derby, CT 12,700 54.2%
12 West Haven, CT 55,044 54.2%
13 Ansonia, CT 18,953 54.2%
14 Naugatuck, CT 31,649 54.2%
15 Meriden, CT 60,241 54.2%
16 Waterbury, CT 109,250 54.2%
17 Middletown, CT 46,747 51.2%
18 Norwich, CT 39,875 50.4%
19 Groton, CT 9,184 50.4%
20 New London, CT 27,147 50.4%
21 Torrington, CT 35,078 40.8%