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 Iowa? And specifically, which cities have the highest number of liberal voters in Hawkeye State.
After analyzing every single city in Iowa with populations greater than 5,000, these are the 10 most liberal cities in the state:
- Coralville (Photos)
- Iowa City (Photos)
- North Liberty (Photos)
- Clinton (Photos)
- De Witt (Photos)
- Waterloo (Photos)
- Cedar Falls (Photos)
- Burlington (Photos)
- Cedar Rapids (Photos)
- Marion (Photos)
If you’re wondering, Orange City is the most conservative city of all in Iowa.
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 Iowa.
How we determined the most liberal cities in Iowa
We started by making a list of every place in Iowa over 5,000 people based on the 2014 American Community Survey that aren’t ‘CDPs’. That left us with more than 81 places in Iowa.
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 81, and the winner is ‘The Most Liberal City in Iowa.’
Let’s go through these liberal places, shall we?
Population: 20,038Percent Liberal: 66.69%
2. Iowa City
Population: 71,832Percent Liberal: 66.69%
3. North Liberty
Population: 14,972Percent Liberal: 66.69%
Population: 26,413Percent Liberal: 60.56%
5. De Witt
Population: 5,283Percent Liberal: 60.56%
Population: 68,432Percent Liberal: 59.31%
7. Cedar Falls
Population: 40,439Percent Liberal: 59.31%
Population: 25,537Percent Liberal: 58.32%
9. Cedar Rapids
Population: 128,829Percent Liberal: 57.9%
Population: 36,311Percent Liberal: 57.9%
Summing Up The Liberal Pie
Well there you have it, the places in Iowa that have the highest number of liberals per capita, with Coralville ranking as the least conservative in the entire state.
If you’re curious, here are the most conservative cities in Iowa:
- Orange City
- Sioux Center
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Detailed List Of The Most Liberal Cities In Iowa
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