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:
- Hailey (Photos)
- Moscow (Photos)
- Boise City (Photos)
- Meridian (Photos)
- Garden City (Photos)
- Kuna (Photos)
- Lewiston (Photos)
- 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.
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?
Population: 8,002Percent Liberal: 58.78%
Population: 24,688Percent Liberal: 49.54%
3. Boise City
Population: 214,196Percent Liberal: 42.72%
Population: 84,018Percent Liberal: 42.72%
Population: 6,768 Percent Liberal: 42.72%
Population: 21,863 Percent Liberal: 42.72%
7. Garden City
Population: 11,313Percent Liberal: 42.72%
Population: 16,557Percent Liberal: 42.72%
Population: 32,284Percent Liberal: 38.29%
Population: 54,549Percent 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:
For more Idaho reading , check out:
- These Are The 10 Best Places To Live In Idaho According To Science
- These Are The 10 Most Dangerous Cities In Idaho – RoadSnacks
- These Are The 10 Snobbiest Places In Idaho – RoadSnacks
Detailed List Of The Most Liberal Cities In Idaho