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 Indiana? And specifically, which cities have the highest number of liberal voters in Hoosier State.
After analyzing every single city in Indiana with populations greater than 5,000, these are the 10 most liberal cities in the state:
- Winfield (Photos)
- Lake Station
- St. John (Photos)
- Munster (Photos)
- Cedar Lake (Photos)
- Crown Point (Photos)
- East Chicago (Photos)
If you’re wondering, Warsaw is the most conservative city of all in Indiana.
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.
How we determined the most liberal cities in Indiana
We started by making a list of every place in Indiana over 5,000 people based on the 2014 American Community Survey that aren’t ‘CDPs’. That left us with more than 117 places in Indiana.
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 117, and the winner is ‘The Most Liberal City in Indiana.’
Let’s go through these liberal places, shall we?
Population: 5,054Percent Liberal: 64.88%
2. Lake Station
Population: 12,268 Percent Liberal: 64.88%
3. St. John
Population: 15,789Percent Liberal: 64.88%
Population: 16,257 Percent Liberal: 64.88%
Population: 16,643 Percent Liberal: 64.88%
Population: 23,250Percent Liberal: 64.88%
7. Cedar Lake
Population: 11,757Percent Liberal: 64.88%
8. Crown Point
Population: 28,444Percent Liberal: 64.88%
Population: 28,987 Percent Liberal: 64.88%
10. East Chicago
Population: 29,178Percent Liberal: 64.88%
Summing Up The Liberal Pie
Well there you have it, the places in Indiana that have the highest number of liberals per capita, with Winfield ranking as the least conservative in the entire state.
If you’re curious, here are the most conservative cities in Indiana:
For more Indiana reading , check out:
- These Are The 10 Worst Places To Live In Indiana – RoadSnacks
- 10 Small Towns In Indiana Where You’d Never Want To Live – RoadSnacks
- These Are The 10 Most Miserable Cities In Indiana – RoadSnacks
Detailed List Of The Most Liberal Cities In Indiana