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 Florida? And specifically, which cities have the highest number of liberal voters in Sunshine State.
After analyzing every single city in Florida with populations greater than 5,000, these are the 10 most liberal cities in the state:
- Quincy (Photos)
- Deerfield Beach (Photos)
- Weston (Photos)
- Lauderdale Lakes (Photos)
- West Park
- Davie (Photos)
- Hallandale Beach (Photos)
- Cooper City
- Pompano Beach (Photos)
If you’re wondering, Macclenny is the most conservative city of all in Florida.
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 Florida.
How we determined the most liberal cities in Florida
We started by making a list of every place in Florida over 5,000 people based on the 2014 American Community Survey that aren’t ‘CDPs’. That left us with more than 216 places in Florida.
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 216, and the winner is ‘The Most Liberal City in Florida.’
Let’s go through these liberal places, shall we?
Population: 7,947Percent Liberal: 70.09%
2. Deerfield Beach
Population: 78,227Percent Liberal: 67.2%
Population: 68,423Percent Liberal: 67.2%
4. Lauderdale Lakes
Population: 34,103Percent Liberal: 67.2%
Population: 89,942 Percent Liberal: 67.2%
6. West Park
Population: 14,779 Percent Liberal: 67.2%
Population: 97,372Percent Liberal: 67.2%
8. Hallandale Beach
Population: 38,725Percent Liberal: 67.2%
9. Cooper City
Population: 33,382 Percent Liberal: 67.2%
10. Pompano Beach
Population: 104,741Percent Liberal: 67.2%
Summing Up The Liberal Pie
Well there you have it, the places in Florida that have the highest number of liberals per capita, with Quincy ranking as the least conservative in the entire state.
If you’re curious, here are the most conservative cities in Florida:
- Gulf Breeze
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Detailed List Of The Most Liberal Cities In Florida
|North Miami Beach||35|
|Sunny Isles Beach||44|
|Bay Harbor Islands||48|
|North Bay Village||54|
|Royal Palm Beach||71|
|North Palm Beach||74|
|West Palm Beach||80|
|Palm Beach Gardens||84|
|Port St. Lucie||89|