These Are The 10 Most Liberal Cities In Illinois 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 Illinois.

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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 Prairie State?

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

  1. Lansing (Photos)
  2. Lemont (Photos)
  3. Richton Park
  4. Mount Prospect
  5. Summit
  6. Elmwood Park (Photos)
  7. Posen
  8. Bellwood
  9. Orland Hills
  10. Lynwood

If you’re wondering, Effingham is the most conservative city in Illinois 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 Illinois.

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

How we determined the most liberal cities in Illinois for 2019

We started by making a list of every city in Illinois over 5,000 people based on the 2013-2017 American Community Survey (The most recent data). That left us with 330 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 330 for each of the criteria where number one was the most liberal.

The winner, Lansing, is “The Most liberal City in Illinois For 2019”.

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

The 10 Most liberal Places In Illinois For 2019

Lansing, IL

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 28,308
Percent Democrat: 73.9%
$ Democrat Amount Per Capita: $5.81
# Democrat Contributions Per Capita: 0.11
More on Lansing: PhotosData

Lansing is a village in Cook County, Illinois, United States. Lansing is a southern suburb of Chicago. The population was 28,331 at the 2010 census.

Lemont, IL

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

9.5
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Population: 16,780
Percent Democrat: 73.9%
$ Democrat Amount Per Capita: $16.93
# Democrat Contributions Per Capita: 0.14
More on Lemont: PhotosData

Lemont is a village located in Cook, DuPage, and Will counties in the U.S. state of Illinois, and is a suburb of Chicago. The population was 16,000 as of the 2010 census. Lemont is home to Argonne National Laboratory and other heavy industrial sites.

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 13,661
Percent Democrat: 73.9%
$ Democrat Amount Per Capita: $7.22
# Democrat Contributions Per Capita: 0.04
More on Richton Park: Data

Overall SnackAbility

9
/10

Population: 54,493
Percent Democrat: 73.9%
$ Democrat Amount Per Capita: $23.67
# Democrat Contributions Per Capita: 0.31
More on Mount Prospect: Data

Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 11,398
Percent Democrat: 73.9%
$ Democrat Amount Per Capita: $0.17
# Democrat Contributions Per Capita: 0.0
More on Summit: Data

Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 24,831
Percent Democrat: 73.9%
$ Democrat Amount Per Capita: $4.65
# Democrat Contributions Per Capita: 0.05
More on Elmwood Park: PhotosData

Elmwood Park is a village in Cook County, Illinois, United States. The population was 24,883 at the 2010 census. The community has long maintained a large Italian-American population, with a more recent influx of Polish-American and Hispanic residents.

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 6,371
Percent Democrat: 73.9%
$ Democrat Amount Per Capita: $84.76
# Democrat Contributions Per Capita: 0.32
More on Posen: Data

Posen is a village in Cook County, Illinois, United States. Posen is the German-language name for the western Polish city of Pozna. The population of the village was 5,987 at the 2010 census, up from 4,730 in 2000.

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 19,165
Percent Democrat: 73.9%
$ Democrat Amount Per Capita: $3.15
# Democrat Contributions Per Capita: 0.03
More on Bellwood: Data

Bellwood is a village in Proviso Township, Cook County, Illinois, United States. Located 13 miles west of Chicago’s downtown Loop, the Village of Bellwood is bounded by the Eisenhower Expressway, the Proviso yards of the former Chicago & Northwestern, now Union Pacific Railroad, and the suburbs of Maywood and Hillside and Berkeley. The population was 19,071 at the 2010 census.

Overall SnackAbility

9.5
/10

Population: 7,226
Percent Democrat: 73.9%
$ Democrat Amount Per Capita: $44.92
# Democrat Contributions Per Capita: 0.37
More on Orland Hills: Data

Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 9,357
Percent Democrat: 73.9%
$ Democrat Amount Per Capita: $7.35
# Democrat Contributions Per Capita: 0.18
More on Lynwood: Data

Summing Up The Liberal Snowflakes in Illinois

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

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

  1. Effingham
  2. Vandalia
  3. Watseka

For more Illinois reading, check out:

Detailed List Of The Most Liberal Places In Illinois

Rank City Population % Liberal
1 Lansing, IL 28,308 73.9%
2 Lemont, IL 16,780 73.9%
3 Richton Park, IL 13,661 73.9%
4 Mount Prospect, IL 54,493 73.9%
5 Summit, IL 11,398 73.9%
6 Elmwood Park, IL 24,831 73.9%
7 Posen, IL 6,371 73.9%
8 Bellwood, IL 19,165 73.9%
9 Orland Hills, IL 7,226 73.9%
10 Lynwood, IL 9,357 73.9%
11 Brookfield, IL 18,937 73.9%
12 Franklin Park, IL 18,257 73.9%
13 Willow Springs, IL 5,677 73.9%
14 Blue Island, IL 22,446 73.9%
15 Niles, IL 29,823 73.9%
16 Park Forest, IL 21,672 73.9%
17 Midlothian, IL 14,809 73.9%
18 Robbins, IL 5,203 73.9%
19 Harvey, IL 25,685 73.9%
20 Oak Park, IL 52,229 73.9%
21 Des Plaines, IL 58,805 73.9%
22 Calumet Park, IL 8,337 73.9%
23 La Grange Park, IL 13,587 73.9%
24 Sauk Village, IL 10,572 73.9%
25 Tinley Park, IL 57,107 73.9%
26 Markham, IL 12,649 73.9%
27 Inverness, IL 7,723 73.9%
28 Elk Grove Village, IL 33,180 73.9%
29 Palatine, IL 69,099 73.9%
30 Orland Park, IL 59,161 73.9%
31 Oak Lawn, IL 56,754 73.9%
32 Oak Forest, IL 28,027 73.9%
33 Riverdale, IL 13,025 73.9%
34 Chicago Heights, IL 30,292 73.9%
35 Chicago Ridge, IL 14,338 73.9%
36 Countryside, IL 6,000 73.9%
37 Berkeley, IL 5,205 73.9%
38 Prospect Heights, IL 16,345 73.9%
39 Bridgeview, IL 16,511 73.9%
40 Harwood Heights, IL 8,604 73.9%
41 Forest Park, IL 14,127 73.9%
42 Berwyn, IL 56,367 73.9%
43 Palos Hills, IL 17,540 73.9%
44 Maywood, IL 23,981 73.9%
45 Justice, IL 12,973 73.9%
46 Broadview, IL 7,892 73.9%
47 Riverside, IL 8,838 73.9%
48 Alsip, IL 19,302 73.9%
49 La Grange, IL 15,721 73.9%
50 Calumet City, IL 37,091 73.9%
51 Hickory Hills, IL 13,852 73.9%
52 Evergreen Park, IL 19,796 73.9%
53 Melrose Park, IL 25,447 73.9%
54 Glenwood, IL 8,809 73.9%
55 Schiller Park, IL 11,779 73.9%
56 Hillside, IL 8,151 73.9%
57 North Riverside, IL 6,966 73.9%
58 River Grove, IL 10,232 73.9%
59 Northlake, IL 12,376 73.9%
60 Crestwood, IL 10,959 73.9%
61 Stickney, IL 6,775 73.9%
62 Burbank, IL 29,081 73.9%
63 Worth, IL 10,780 73.9%
64 Chicago, IL 2,722,586 73.9%
65 Lyons, IL 10,599 73.9%
66 Skokie, IL 64,773 73.9%
67 Homewood, IL 19,252 73.9%
68 Matteson, IL 19,277 73.9%
69 Glencoe, IL 8,923 73.9%
70 Hanover Park, IL 38,350 73.9%
71 Wilmette, IL 27,393 73.9%
72 Arlington Heights, IL 75,911 73.9%
73 Hoffman Estates, IL 51,631 73.9%
74 Northfield, IL 5,459 73.9%
75 Streamwood, IL 40,615 73.9%
76 Rolling Meadows, IL 23,418 73.9%
77 Westchester, IL 16,687 73.9%
78 Hazel Crest, IL 13,935 73.9%
79 Evanston, IL 75,557 73.9%
80 Park Ridge, IL 37,810 73.9%
81 South Holland, IL 21,991 73.9%
82 Barrington, IL 10,455 73.9%
83 River Forest, IL 11,215 73.9%
84 Palos Heights, IL 12,545 73.9%
85 Schaumburg, IL 74,427 73.9%
86 Morton Grove, IL 23,391 73.9%
87 Northbrook, IL 33,591 73.9%
88 Western Springs, IL 13,187 73.9%
89 Flossmoor, IL 9,440 73.9%
90 Lincolnwood, IL 12,637 73.9%
91 Norridge, IL 15,083 73.9%
92 Country Club Hills, IL 16,756 73.9%
93 Wheeling, IL 38,264 73.9%
94 Dolton, IL 23,091 73.9%
95 Glenview, IL 47,066 73.9%
96 Winnetka, IL 12,504 73.9%
97 Hawthorn Woods, IL 7,962 56.4%
98 Lincolnshire, IL 7,328 56.4%
99 Vernon Hills, IL 26,084 56.4%
100 Lindenhurst, IL 14,564 56.4%

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