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.
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.
- Percentage Of Registered Democrats
- # Of Contributions To Democrats Per Capita
- $ 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
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.
Percent Democrat: 64.5%
$ Democrat Amount Per Capita: $31.83
# Democrat Contributions Per Capita: 0.35
More on Kula: Data
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 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.
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:
- Kaneohe Station
For more Hawaii reading, check out:
- 10 Best Places To Live In Hawaii
- 10 Cheapest Places To Live In Hawaii
- These Are The 10 Richest Cities In Hawaii
- 10 Worst Places To Live In Hawaii