These Are The 10 Most Liberal Cities In Idaho


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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 Idaho? And specifically, which cities have the highest number of liberal voters in Gem State.

After analyzing every single city in Idaho with populations greater than 5,000, these are the 10 most liberal cities in the state:

  1. Hailey (Photos)
  2. Moscow (Photos)
  3. Boise City (Photos)
  4. Meridian (Photos)
  5. Star
  6. Eagle
  7. Garden City (Photos)
  8. Kuna (Photos)
  9. Lewiston (Photos)
  10. Pocatello (Photos)

If you’re wondering, Rexburg is the most conservative city of all in Idaho.

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.

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How we determined the most liberal cities in Idaho

We started by making a list of every place in Idaho over 5,000 people based on the 2014 American Community Survey that aren’t ‘CDPs’. That left us with more than 32 places in Idaho.

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 32, and the winner is ‘The Most Liberal City in Idaho.’

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

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1. Hailey

Hailey, Idaho

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 8,002
Percent Liberal: 58.78%

2. Moscow

Moscow, Idaho

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 24,688
Percent Liberal: 49.54%

3. Boise City

Boise City, Idaho

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 214,196
Percent Liberal: 42.72%

4. Meridian

Meridian, Idaho

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 84,018
Percent Liberal: 42.72%

5. Star


Population: 6,768
Percent Liberal: 42.72%

6. Eagle


Population: 21,863
Percent Liberal: 42.72%

7. Garden City

Garden City, Idaho

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 11,313
Percent Liberal: 42.72%

8. Kuna

Kuna, Idaho

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 16,557
Percent Liberal: 42.72%

9. Lewiston

Lewiston, Idaho

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 32,284
Percent Liberal: 38.29%

10. Pocatello

Pocatello, Idaho

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 54,549
Percent Liberal: 37.47%

Summing Up The Liberal Pie

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 most conservative cities in Idaho:

  1. Rexburg
  2. Preston
  3. Burley

For more Idaho reading , check out:

Detailed List Of The Most Liberal Cities In Idaho

City Rank Population % Liberal
Hailey 1 8,002 58.78%
Moscow 2 24,688 49.54%
Boise City 3 214,196 42.72%
Meridian 4 84,018 42.72%
Star 5 6,768 42.72%
Eagle 6 21,863 42.72%
Garden City 7 11,313 42.72%
Kuna 8 16,557 42.72%
Lewiston 9 32,284 38.29%
Pocatello 10 54,549 37.47%
Chubbuck 11 14,224 37.47%
Sandpoint 12 7,571 35.07%
Coeur D’Alene 13 46,796 31.51%
Rathdrum 14 7,174 31.51%
Post Falls 15 29,320 31.51%
Hayden 16 13,749 31.51%
Mountain Home 17 13,804 31.4%
Middleton 18 6,145 30.05%
Caldwell 19 49,149 30.05%
Nampa 20 86,203 30.05%
Twin Falls 21 45,984 26.79%
Payette 22 7,428 26.73%
Emmett 23 6,548 26.13%
Weiser 24 5,362 25.49%
Jerome 25 11,100 25.43%
Ammon 26 14,469 22.92%
Idaho Falls 27 58,374 22.92%
Blackfoot 28 11,843 21.71%
Rupert 29 5,601 19.93%
Burley 30 10,245 13.08%
Preston 31 5,190 5.8%
Rexburg 32 26,723 5.77%

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