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 Kentucky? And specifically, which cities have the highest number of liberal voters in Bluegrass State.
After analyzing every single city in Kentucky with populations greater than 5,000, these are the 10 most liberal cities in the state:
- Middletown (Photos)
- Lyndon (Photos)
- Douglass Hills
- Jeffersontown (Photos)
- Shively (Photos)
- St. Matthews (Photos)
- Frankfort (Photos)
- Lebanon (Photos)
- Morehead (Photos)
- Henderson (Photos)
If you’re wondering, London is the most conservative city of all in Kentucky.
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 Kentucky.
How we determined the most liberal cities in Kentucky
We started by making a list of every place in Kentucky over 5,000 people based on the 2014 American Community Survey that aren’t ‘CDPs’. That left us with more than 76 places in Kentucky.
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 76, and the winner is ‘The Most Liberal City in Kentucky.’
Let’s go through these liberal places, shall we?
Population: 7,788Percent Liberal: 54.83%
Population: 11,244Percent Liberal: 54.83%
3. Douglass Hills
Population: 5,592 Percent Liberal: 54.83%
Population: 26,953Percent Liberal: 54.83%
Population: 15,570Percent Liberal: 54.83%
6. St. Matthews
Population: 17,837Percent Liberal: 54.83%
Population: 27,535Percent Liberal: 49.43%
Population: 5,620Percent Liberal: 46.71%
Population: 6,938Percent Liberal: 44.85%
Population: 28,889Percent Liberal: 43.45%
Summing Up The Liberal Pie
Well there you have it, the places in Kentucky that have the highest number of liberals per capita, with Middletown ranking as the least conservative in the entire state.
If you’re curious, here are the most conservative cities in Kentucky:
For more Kentucky reading , check out:
- 10 Small Towns In Kentucky Where You’d Never Want To Live – RoadSnacks
- These Are The 10 Dumbest Cities In Kentucky – RoadSnacks
- These Are The 10 Snobbiest Places In Kentucky – RoadSnacks
Detailed List Of The Most Liberal Cities In Kentucky