These Are The 10 Most Liberal Cities In Kansas


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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:

  1. Kansas City (Photos)
  2. Bonner Springs (Photos)
  3. Lawrence
  4. Eudora
  5. Topeka (Photos)
  6. Pittsburg (Photos)
  7. Emporia (Photos)
  8. Manhattan (Photos)
  9. Junction City (Photos)
  10. 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.

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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?

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1. Kansas City

Kansas City, Kansas

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 148,855
Percent Liberal: 67.61%

2. Bonner Springs

Bonner Springs, Kansas

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 7,498
Percent Liberal: 67.61%

3. Lawrence

Lawrence, Kansas

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 91,305
Percent Liberal: 60.79%

4. Eudora


Population: 6,276
Percent Liberal: 60.79%

5. Topeka

Topeka, Kansas

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 127,672
Percent Liberal: 48.33%

6. Pittsburg

Pittsburg, Kansas

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 20,382
Percent Liberal: 45.67%

7. Emporia

Emporia, Kansas

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 24,739
Percent Liberal: 43.04%

8. Manhattan

Manhattan, Kansas

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 55,769
Percent Liberal: 42.54%

9. Junction City

Junction City, Kansas

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 24,823
Percent 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:

  1. Colby
  2. Ulysses
  3. Great Bend

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Detailed List Of The Most Liberal Cities In Kansas

City Rank Population % Liberal
Kansas City 1 148,855 67.61%
Bonner Springs 2 7,498 67.61%
Lawrence 3 91,305 60.79%
Eudora 4 6,276 60.79%
Topeka 5 127,672 48.33%
Pittsburg 6 20,382 45.67%
Emporia 7 24,739 43.04%
Manhattan 8 55,769 42.54%
Junction City 9 24,823 42.47%
Spring Hill 10 5,739 40.28%
Overland Park 11 181,464 40.28%
Prairie Village 12 21,814 40.28%
Mission 13 9,481 40.28%
Shawnee 14 64,125 40.28%
Gardner 15 20,466 40.28%
Olathe 16 131,508 40.28%
Lenexa 17 50,412 40.28%
Merriam 18 11,232 40.28%
Leawood 19 33,339 40.28%
De Soto 20 5,941 40.28%
Roeland Park 21 6,819 40.28%
Derby 22 23,731 39.35%
Haysville 23 11,234 39.35%
Wichita 24 387,147 39.35%
Park City 25 7,290 39.35%
Bel Aire 26 7,059 39.35%
Valley Center 27 6,586 39.35%
Mulvane 28 5,607 39.35%
Leavenworth 29 35,861 39.05%
Lansing 30 11,623 39.05%
Parsons 31 10,223 38.78%
Atchison 32 10,858 38.46%
Newton 33 19,139 37.59%
Iola 34 5,602 35.2%
Winfield 35 12,286 33.98%
Arkansas City 36 12,253 33.98%
Ottawa 37 12,487 33.61%
Hutchinson 38 41,808 33.11%
Salina 39 47,840 32.75%
Fort Scott 40 7,893 31.92%
Paola 41 5,570 31.72%
Chanute 42 9,217 31.64%
Dodge City 43 28,045 31.09%
Garden City 44 27,007 29.52%
Wellington 45 7,997 29.08%
Liberal 46 20,819 28.79%
Coffeyville 47 9,921 28.2%
Independence 48 9,179 28.2%
Mcpherson 49 13,212 28.05%
Augusta 50 9,242 27.92%
Andover 51 12,293 27.92%
El Dorado 52 12,910 27.92%
Hays 53 20,992 26.1%
Pratt 54 6,887 25.78%
Abilene 55 6,671 25.12%
Concordia 56 5,289 24.0%
Great Bend 57 15,850 22.21%
Ulysses 58 6,022 19.78%
Colby 59 5,450 17.21%

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