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 Kansas? And specifically, which cities have the highest number of liberal voters in Sunflower State.
After analyzing every single city in Kansas with populations greater than 5,000, these are the 10 most liberal cities in the state:
- Kansas City (Photos)
- Bonner Springs (Photos)
- Topeka (Photos)
- Pittsburg (Photos)
- Emporia (Photos)
- Manhattan (Photos)
- Junction City (Photos)
- Spring Hill
If you’re wondering, Colby is the most conservative city of all in Kansas.
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 Kansas.
How we determined the most liberal cities in Kansas
We started by making a list of every place in Kansas over 5,000 people based on the 2014 American Community Survey that aren’t ‘CDPs’. That left us with more than 59 places in Kansas.
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 59, and the winner is ‘The Most Liberal City in Kansas.’
Let’s go through these liberal places, shall we?
1. Kansas City
Population: 148,855Percent Liberal: 67.61%
2. Bonner Springs
Population: 7,498Percent Liberal: 67.61%
Population: 91,305Percent Liberal: 60.79%
Population: 6,276 Percent Liberal: 60.79%
Population: 127,672Percent Liberal: 48.33%
Population: 20,382Percent Liberal: 45.67%
Population: 24,739Percent Liberal: 43.04%
Population: 55,769Percent Liberal: 42.54%
9. Junction City
Population: 24,823Percent Liberal: 42.47%
10. Spring Hill
Population: 5,739 Percent Liberal: 40.28%
Summing Up The Liberal Pie
Well there you have it, the places in Kansas that have the highest number of liberals per capita, with Kansas City ranking as the least conservative in the entire state.
If you’re curious, here are the most conservative cities in Kansas:
- Great Bend
For more Kansas reading , check out:
- These Are The 10 Snobbiest Cities In Kansas – RoadSnacks
- These Are The 10 Most Stressed Out Places In Kansas – RoadSnacks
- A Hilarious Look At The 10 Most Redneck Cities In Kansas
Detailed List Of The Most Liberal Cities In Kansas