These Are The 10 Most Liberal Cities In Indiana 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 Indiana.

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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 Hoosier State?

In order to do so, we turned our sites on measuring how each city in Indiana 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, Washington is the most conservative city in Indiana 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 Indiana.

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

How we determined the most liberal cities in Indiana for 2019

We started by making a list of every city in Indiana over 5,000 people based on the 2013-2017 American Community Survey (The most recent data). That left us with 119 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 119 for each of the criteria where number one was the most liberal.

The winner, Bloomington, is “The Most liberal City in Indiana For 2019”.

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

The 10 Most liberal Places In Indiana For 2019

Bloomington, IN

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Population: 83,636
Percent Democrat: 58.5%
$ Democrat Amount Per Capita: $41.58
# Democrat Contributions Per Capita: 0.36
More on Bloomington: PhotosData

Bloomington is a city in and the county seat of Monroe County in the southern region of the U.S. state of Indiana. It is the seventh-largest city in Indiana and the fourth-largest outside the Indianapolis metropolitan area. According to the Monroe County History Center, Bloomington is known as the “Gateway to Scenic Southern Indiana.” The city was established in 1818 by a group of settlers from Kentucky, Tennessee, the Carolinas, and Virginia who were so impressed with “a haven of blooms” that they called it Bloomington.

Ellettsville, IN

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Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 6,542
Percent Democrat: 58.5%
$ Democrat Amount Per Capita: $22.48
# Democrat Contributions Per Capita: 0.27
More on Ellettsville: PhotosData

Ellettsville is a town in Richland Township, Monroe County, in the U.S. state of Indiana. The population was 6,378 at the 2010 census. It is part of the Bloomington, Indiana Metropolitan Statistical Area. Ellettsville is the starting point for the Hilly Hundred, a two-day bicycle tour.

Speedway, IN

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Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 12,229
Percent Democrat: 58.0%
$ Democrat Amount Per Capita: $3.43
# Democrat Contributions Per Capita: 0.05
More on Speedway: PhotosData

Speedway is a town in Wayne Township, Marion County, Indiana, United States. The population was 11,812 at the 2010 census. Speedway is home of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway; it is an enclave of Indianapolis.

Indianapolis, IN

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Overall SnackAbility

4
/10

Population: 853,431
Percent Democrat: 58.0%
$ Democrat Amount Per Capita: $13.07
# Democrat Contributions Per Capita: 0.08
More on Indianapolis: PhotosData

Indianapolis is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. state of Indiana and the seat of Marion County. It is in the East North Central region of the Midwestern United States. With an estimated population of 855,164 in 2016, Indianapolis is the second most populous city in the Midwest and 15th most populous in the U.S. The city is the economic and cultural center of the Indianapolis metropolitan area, home to 2 million people, the 34th most populous metropolitan statistical area in the U.S. Its combined statistical area ranks 27th, with 2.38 million inhabitants. Indianapolis covers 368 square miles, making it the 16th largest city by land area in the U.S.

Beech Grove, IN

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Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 14,943
Percent Democrat: 58.0%
$ Democrat Amount Per Capita: $41.01
# Democrat Contributions Per Capita: 0.2
More on Beech Grove: PhotosData

Lawrence, IN

Overall SnackAbility

6
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Population: 48,081
Percent Democrat: 58.0%
$ Democrat Amount Per Capita: $10.53
# Democrat Contributions Per Capita: 0.08
More on Lawrence: PhotosData

Lawrence is a city in Marion County, Indiana, United States. It is one of four “excluded cities” in Marion County. The city is home to Fort Benjamin Harrison within Fort Harrison State Park. The population was 46,001 at the 2010 census. The city is also adjacent to the east side of Indianapolis.

Hammond, IN

Overall SnackAbility

4
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Population: 77,827
Percent Democrat: 57.7%
$ Democrat Amount Per Capita: $0.87
# Democrat Contributions Per Capita: 0.01
More on Hammond: PhotosData

Hammond is a city in Lake County, Indiana, United States. It is part of the Chicago metropolitan area. First settled in the mid-19th century, it is one of the oldest cities of northern Lake County. As of the 2010 United States census, it is also the largest in population: the 2010 population was 80,830, replacing Gary as the most populous city in Lake County. From north to south, Hammond runs from Lake Michigan down to the Little Calumet River; from east to west along its southern border, it runs from the Illinois state line to Cline Avenue. The city is traversed by numerous railroads and expressways, including the South Shore Line, Borman Expressway, and Indiana Toll Road.

Hobart, IN

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 28,573
Percent Democrat: 57.7%
$ Democrat Amount Per Capita: $5.23
# Democrat Contributions Per Capita: 0.06
More on Hobart: PhotosData

Hobart is a city in Lake County, Indiana, United States. The population was 29,059 at the 2010 census. Although it has been historically primarily residential, recent annexation has added a significant retail corridor to the city.

Griffith, IN

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Overall SnackAbility

8
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Population: 16,468
Percent Democrat: 57.7%
$ Democrat Amount Per Capita: $8.38
# Democrat Contributions Per Capita: 0.09
More on Griffith: PhotosData

Griffith is a town in Calumet and St. John townships in Lake County, Indiana, United States. It is a part of the Chicago metropolitan area. The population was 16,893 at the 2010 census.

St. John, IN

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Overall SnackAbility

10
/10

Population: 16,391
Percent Democrat: 57.7%
$ Democrat Amount Per Capita: $51.84
# Democrat Contributions Per Capita: 0.43
More on St. John: PhotosData

St. John is a town in Lake County, Indiana, United States. The town of St. John has homes in St. John Township, Hanover Township, and Center Township. St. John was founded in 1837. The population was 14,850 at the 2010 census. In 2009, St. John ranked 48th among CNN’s top 100 places to live in the United States. In 2014, St. John was ranked as the 4th safest place in Indiana by Movoto Real Estate.

Summing Up The Liberal Snowflakes in Indiana

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

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

  1. Washington
  2. Greensburg
  3. Batesville

For more Indiana reading, check out:

Detailed List Of The Most Liberal Places In Indiana

Rank City Population % Liberal
1 Bloomington, IN 83,636 58.5%
2 Ellettsville, IN 6,542 58.5%
3 Speedway, IN 12,229 58.0%
4 Indianapolis, IN 853,431 58.0%
5 Beech Grove, IN 14,943 58.0%
6 Lawrence, IN 48,081 58.0%
7 Hammond, IN 77,827 57.7%
8 Hobart, IN 28,573 57.7%
9 Griffith, IN 16,468 57.7%
10 St. John, IN 16,391 57.7%
11 Lake Station, IN 12,157 57.7%
12 Schererville, IN 28,778 57.7%
13 Lowell, IN 9,502 57.7%
14 Crown Point, IN 28,952 57.7%
15 Dyer, IN 16,077 57.7%
16 Highland, IN 22,938 57.7%
17 Merrillville, IN 35,183 57.7%
18 Munster, IN 23,005 57.7%
19 Gary, IN 77,416 57.7%
20 Winfield, IN 5,395 57.7%
21 East Chicago, IN 28,728 57.7%
22 Cedar Lake, IN 12,024 57.7%
23 Mishawaka, IN 48,582 46.7%
24 South Bend, IN 101,928 46.7%
25 La Porte, IN 21,825 43.4%
26 Michigan City, IN 31,352 43.4%
27 Westville, IN 6,659 43.4%
28 West Lafayette, IN 45,110 43.1%
29 Lafayette, IN 72,174 43.1%
30 Portage, IN 36,849 43.0%
31 Chesterton, IN 14,052 43.0%
32 Valparaiso, IN 32,501 43.0%
33 Muncie, IN 69,237 39.9%
34 Terre Haute, IN 60,691 39.7%
35 Evansville, IN 119,806 38.9%
36 Tell City, IN 7,295 38.0%
37 Fort Wayne, IN 262,450 37.3%
38 New Haven, IN 15,895 37.3%
39 New Albany, IN 36,548 36.9%
40 Westfield, IN 35,956 36.7%
41 Noblesville, IN 59,807 36.7%
42 Carmel, IN 88,595 36.7%
43 Charlestown, IN 8,079 36.3%
44 Jeffersonville, IN 46,840 36.3%
45 Sellersburg, IN 8,806 36.3%
46 Clarksville, IN 21,228 36.3%
47 Anderson, IN 54,986 34.2%
48 Elwood, IN 8,458 34.2%
49 Alexandria, IN 5,045 34.2%
50 Richmond, IN 35,819 32.5%
51 Madison, IN 11,920 31.7%
52 Zionsville, IN 25,810 31.3%
53 Lebanon, IN 15,710 31.3%
54 Goshen, IN 33,583 31.3%
55 Whitestown, IN 6,487 31.3%
56 Nappanee, IN 6,927 31.3%
57 Elkhart, IN 52,662 31.3%
58 Boonville, IN 6,379 30.3%
59 Columbus, IN 46,926 30.1%
60 Kokomo, IN 57,941 30.0%
61 Avon, IN 16,479 29.7%
62 Brownsburg, IN 24,625 29.7%
63 Plainfield, IN 31,012 29.7%
64 Danville, IN 9,598 29.7%
65 Scottsburg, IN 6,687 28.9%
66 Mount Vernon, IN 6,548 28.2%
67 Gas City, IN 5,920 27.4%
68 Marion, IN 28,490 27.4%
69 Jasper, IN 15,716 26.8%
70 Huntingburg, IN 6,633 26.8%
71 Logansport, IN 18,169 26.5%
72 Plymouth, IN 10,011 26.3%
73 Greenwood, IN 55,459 25.8%
74 Bargersville, IN 6,919 25.8%
75 Franklin, IN 24,489 25.8%
76 New Whiteland, IN 5,881 25.8%
77 Monticello, IN 5,298 25.7%
78 Angola, IN 8,636 25.7%
79 Hartford City, IN 6,002 25.5%
80 New Castle, IN 17,476 25.4%
81 Rensselaer, IN 5,631 24.9%
82 Cumberland, IN 5,566 24.4%
83 Mccordsville, IN 6,116 24.4%
84 Greenfield, IN 21,565 24.4%
85 Vincennes, IN 17,944 24.3%
86 Princeton, IN 8,573 24.0%
87 Portland, IN 6,068 23.7%
88 Connersville, IN 13,022 23.6%
89 Shelbyville, IN 19,034 23.6%
90 Frankfort, IN 16,226 23.6%
91 Auburn, IN 13,004 23.3%
92 Garrett, IN 6,762 23.3%
93 Salem, IN 6,191 23.2%
94 Winchester, IN 5,061 23.2%
95 Rochester, IN 6,059 23.2%
96 Kendallville, IN 9,592 22.8%
97 Greencastle, IN 10,426 22.8%
98 North Manchester, IN 6,152 22.3%
99 Wabash, IN 10,272 22.3%
100 Crawfordsville, IN 16,075 22.2%