These Are The 10 Most Liberal Cities In Hawaii 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 Hawaii.

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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 Aloha State?

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

  1. Kahului (Photos)
  2. Wailea (Photos)
  3. Wailuku (Photos)
  4. Kihei (Photos)
  5. Pukalani (Photos)
  6. Kula
  7. Makawao (Photos)
  8. Lahaina (Photos)
  9. Hilo (Photos)
  10. Hawaiian Beaches (Photos)

If you’re wondering, Kaneohe Station is the most conservative city in Hawaii 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 Hawaii.

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

How we determined the most liberal cities in Hawaii for 2019

We started by making a list of every city in Hawaii over 5,000 people based on the 2013-2017 American Community Survey (The most recent data). That left us with 49 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 49 for each of the criteria where number one was the most liberal.

The winner, Kahului, is “The Most liberal City in Hawaii For 2019”.

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

The 10 Most liberal Places In Hawaii For 2019

Kahului, HI

Overall SnackAbility

7.5
/10

Population: 30,706
Percent Democrat: 64.5%
$ Democrat Amount Per Capita: $9.58
# Democrat Contributions Per Capita: 0.09
More on Kahului: PhotosData

Wailea, HI

Overall SnackAbility

7.5
/10

Population: 5,602
Percent Democrat: 64.5%
$ Democrat Amount Per Capita: $272.22
# Democrat Contributions Per Capita: 2.04
More on Wailea: PhotosData

Wailuku, HI

Overall SnackAbility

7.5
/10

Population: 16,995
Percent Democrat: 64.5%
$ Democrat Amount Per Capita: $20.48
# Democrat Contributions Per Capita: 0.2
More on Wailuku: PhotosData

Wailuku is a census-designated place in Maui County, Hawaii, United States. The population was 15,313 at the 2010 census. It is the county seat of Maui County.

Kihei, HI

Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 22,220
Percent Democrat: 64.5%
$ Democrat Amount Per Capita: $31.4
# Democrat Contributions Per Capita: 0.23
More on Kihei: PhotosData

Pukalani, HI

Overall SnackAbility

7.5
/10

Population: 8,340
Percent Democrat: 64.5%
$ Democrat Amount Per Capita: $13.17
# Democrat Contributions Per Capita: 0.2
More on Pukalani: PhotosData

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 7,520
Percent Democrat: 64.5%
$ Democrat Amount Per Capita: $31.83
# Democrat Contributions Per Capita: 0.35
More on Kula: Data

Makawao, HI

Overall SnackAbility

7.5
/10

Population: 6,832
Percent Democrat: 64.5%
$ Democrat Amount Per Capita: $16.07
# Democrat Contributions Per Capita: 0.24
More on Makawao: PhotosData

Lahaina, HI

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

7.5
/10

Population: 13,223
Percent Democrat: 64.5%
$ Democrat Amount Per Capita: $11.39
# Democrat Contributions Per Capita: 0.12
More on Lahaina: PhotosData

Lhain is the largest census-designated place in West Maui, Maui County, Hawaii, United States, and includes the districts Ka’anapali and Kapalua beach resorts and they receive their mail adressed to Lahaina. As of the 2010 census, the CDP had a resident population of 11,704. Lahaina encompasses the coast along Hawaii Route 30 from a tunnel at the south end, through Olowalu, and to the CDP of Napili-Honokowai to the north. During the tourist season, the population can swell to nearly 40,000 people.

Hilo, HI

Overall SnackAbility

7.5
/10

Population: 45,703
Percent Democrat: 63.6%
$ Democrat Amount Per Capita: $3.26
# Democrat Contributions Per Capita: 0.05
More on Hilo: PhotosData

Hilo is the largest settlement and census-designated place in Hawaii County, Hawaii, United States, which encompasses the Island of Hawaii. The population was 43,263 at the 2010 census.

Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 5,302
Percent Democrat: 63.6%
$ Democrat Amount Per Capita: $20.18
# Democrat Contributions Per Capita: 0.47
More on Hawaiian Beaches: PhotosData

Summing Up The Liberal Snowflakes in Hawaii

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

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

  1. Kaneohe Station
  2. Waipahu
  3. Makaha

For more Hawaii reading, check out:

Detailed List Of The Most Liberal Places In Hawaii

Rank City Population % Liberal
1 Kahului, HI 30,706 64.5%
2 Wailea, HI 5,602 64.5%
3 Wailuku, HI 16,995 64.5%
4 Kihei, HI 22,220 64.5%
5 Pukalani, HI 8,340 64.5%
6 Kula, HI 7,520 64.5%
7 Makawao, HI 6,832 64.5%
8 Lahaina, HI 13,223 64.5%
9 Hilo, HI 45,703 63.6%
10 Hawaiian Beaches, HI 5,302 63.6%
11 Holualoa, HI 8,732 63.6%
12 Hawaiian Paradise Park, HI 11,564 63.6%
13 Waikoloa Village, HI 6,014 63.6%
14 Kalaoa, HI 11,107 63.6%
15 Hanamaulu, HI 5,386 62.5%
16 Kalaheo, HI 5,416 62.5%
17 Kapaa, HI 10,505 62.5%
18 Wailua Homesteads, HI 6,212 62.5%
19 Lihue, HI 7,064 62.5%
20 Wahiawa, HI 17,555 61.5%
21 Ocean Pointe, HI 13,579 61.5%
22 Schofield Barracks, HI 20,229 61.5%
23 East Honolulu, HI 47,868 61.5%
24 Royal Kunia, HI 14,396 61.5%
25 Mililani Mauka, HI 20,393 61.5%
26 Waikele, HI 7,446 61.5%
27 Kaneohe, HI 34,123 61.5%
28 Maili, HI 10,190 61.5%
29 Aiea, HI 9,332 61.5%
30 Makakilo, HI 20,615 61.5%
31 Ewa Gentry, HI 24,181 61.5%
32 Pearl City, HI 46,259 61.5%
33 Ahuimanu, HI 8,085 61.5%
34 Kapolei, HI 21,086 61.5%
35 Mililani Town, HI 28,343 61.5%
36 Waipio, HI 11,607 61.5%
37 Ewa Beach, HI 15,047 61.5%
38 Waimalu, HI 13,158 61.5%
39 Halawa, HI 14,335 61.5%
40 Waianae, HI 13,636 61.5%
41 Waipio Acres, HI 5,432 61.5%
42 Hickam Housing, HI 8,931 61.5%
43 Ewa Villages, HI 8,087 61.5%
44 Nanakuli, HI 11,757 61.5%
45 Laie, HI 6,168 61.5%
46 Waimanalo, HI 6,578 61.5%
47 Makaha, HI 8,832 61.5%
48 Waipahu, HI 41,715 61.5%
49 Kaneohe Station, HI 11,198 61.5%