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 Illinois? And specifically, which cities have the highest number of liberal voters in Prairie State.
After analyzing every single city in Illinois with populations greater than 5,000, these are the 10 most liberal cities in the state:
- Chicago (Photos)
- Riverside (Photos)
- Harwood Heights (Photos)
- Prospect Heights
- Lemont (Photos)
- Country Club Hills
- Palos Hills
- Franklin Park (Photos)
- Calumet Park (Photos)
If you’re wondering, Effingham is the most conservative city of all in Illinois.
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.
How we determined the most liberal cities in Illinois
We started by making a list of every place in Illinois over 5,000 people based on the 2014 American Community Survey that aren’t ‘CDPs’. That left us with more than 335 places in Illinois.
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 335, and the winner is ‘The Most Liberal City in Illinois.’
Let’s go through these liberal places, shall we?
Population: 2,717,534Percent Liberal: 74.0%
Population: 8,859Percent Liberal: 74.0%
3. Harwood Heights
Population: 8,649Percent Liberal: 74.0%
4. Prospect Heights
Population: 16,370 Percent Liberal: 74.0%
Population: 16,513Percent Liberal: 74.0%
Population: 16,783 Percent Liberal: 74.0%
7. Country Club Hills
Population: 16,806 Percent Liberal: 74.0%
8. Palos Hills
Population: 17,596 Percent Liberal: 74.0%
9. Franklin Park
Population: 18,410Percent Liberal: 74.0%
10. Calumet Park
Population: 8,367Percent Liberal: 74.0%
Summing Up The Liberal Pie
Well there you have it, the places in Illinois that have the highest number of liberals per capita, with Chicago ranking as the least conservative in the entire state.
If you’re curious, here are the most conservative cities in Illinois:
For more Illinois reading , check out:
- These Are The 10 Dumbest Cities In Illinois – RoadSnacks
- These Are The 10 Cities In Illinois Where You’re Most Likely To Be Framed For Murder – RoadSnacks
- These Are The 10 Most Boring Cities In Illinois – RoadSnacks
Detailed List Of The Most Liberal Cities In Illinois
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