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 Gem State?
In order to do so, we turned our sites on measuring how each city in Idaho 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, Preston is the most conservative city in Idaho 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 Idaho.
And if you already knew these places were liberal, check out some more reading about Idaho and the most lberal places in the country:
How we determined the most liberal cities in Idaho for 2019
We started by making a list of every city in Idaho over 5,000 people based on the 2013-2017 American Community Survey (The most recent data). That left us with 32 cities and towns.
We then measured the voting record and donation data to determine which places lean the most rightward in their allegiances by:
- Percentage Of Registered Democrats
- # Of Contributions To Democrats Per Capita
- $ Amount Contributed To Democrats Per Capita
Next, we ranked each city from 1 to 32 for each of the criteria where number one was the most liberal.
The winner, Hailey, is “The Most liberal City in Idaho For 2019”.
Let’s go through these liberal places, shall we?
The 10 Most liberal Places In Idaho For 2019
Hailey is a city in and the county seat of Blaine County, in the Wood River Valley of the central part of the U.S. state of Idaho.
The city is named after John Hailey, a two-time Congressional delegate from the Idaho Territory.
Moscow is a city in northern Idaho along the state border with Washington, with a population of 23,800 at the 2010 census. The county seat and largest city of Latah County, Moscow is the home of the University of Idaho, the state’s land grant institution and primary research university, as well as the home of New Saint Andrews College, a Christian liberal arts college.
Kuna is a city in Ada County, Idaho, United States. It is part of the Boise City-Nampa, Idaho Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 15,210 at the 2010 census.
Meridian is a city located in Ada County in the US state of Idaho. As of the 2010 census, the population of Meridian was 75,092 making it the third largest city in Idaho after Boise and Nampa. A 2015 estimate placed the population at approximately 90,739. Meridian is the state’s fastest-growing city, with an 81.5 percent increase in population since 2000.
Percent Democrat: 38.7%
$ Democrat Amount Per Capita: $2.12
# Democrat Contributions Per Capita: 0.06
More on Star: Data
Pocatello ) is the county seat and largest city of Bannock County, with a small portion on the Fort Hall Indian Reservation in neighboring Power County, in the southeastern part of the U.S. state of Idaho. It is the principal city of the Pocatello metropolitan area, which encompasses all of Bannock county. As of the 2010 census the population of Pocatello was 54,255.
Lewiston is a city in north central Idaho and the county seat of Nez Perce County. It is the second-largest city in the northern Idaho region, behind Coeur d’Alene, and ninth-largest in the state. Lewiston is the principal city of the Lewiston, ID – Clarkston, WA Metropolitan Statistical Area, which includes all of Nez Perce County and Asotin County, Washington. As of the 2010 census, the population of Lewiston was 31,894, up from 30,904 in 2000.
Summing Up The Liberal Snowflakes in Idaho
Well there you have it, the places in Idaho that have the highest number of liberals per capita, with Hailey ranking as the least conservative in the entire state.
If you’re curious, here are the least liberal cities in Idaho:
For more Idaho reading, check out:
- 10 Best Places To Live In Idaho
- These Are The 10 Best Counties To Live In Idaho
- 10 Cheapest Places To Live In Idaho
- 10 Best Places To Raise A Family In Idaho
- These Are The 10 Best Places To Retire In Idaho
- These Are The 10 Richest Cities In Idaho
- 10 Safest Places In Idaho
- 10 Worst Places To Live In Idaho
Detailed List Of The Most Liberal Places In Idaho
|7||Garden City, ID||38.7%|
|13||Post Falls, ID||24.5%|
|15||Coeur D’alene, ID||24.5%|
|19||Mountain Home, ID||21.3%|
|20||Twin Falls, ID||20.9%|
|22||Idaho Falls, ID||20.2%|