These Are The 10 Most Liberal Cities In Kentucky


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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 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:

  1. Middletown (Photos)
  2. Lyndon (Photos)
  3. Douglass Hills
  4. Jeffersontown (Photos)
  5. Shively (Photos)
  6. St. Matthews (Photos)
  7. Frankfort (Photos)
  8. Lebanon (Photos)
  9. Morehead (Photos)
  10. 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.

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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?

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1. Middletown

Middletown, Kentucky

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 7,788
Percent Liberal: 54.83%

2. Lyndon

Lyndon, Kentucky

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 11,244
Percent Liberal: 54.83%

3. Douglass Hills


Population: 5,592
Percent Liberal: 54.83%

4. Jeffersontown

Jeffersontown, Kentucky

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 26,953
Percent Liberal: 54.83%

5. Shively

Shively, Kentucky

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 15,570
Percent Liberal: 54.83%

6. St. Matthews

St. Matthews, Kentucky

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 17,837
Percent Liberal: 54.83%

7. Frankfort

Frankfort, Kentucky

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 27,535
Percent Liberal: 49.43%

8. Lebanon

Lebanon, Kentucky

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 5,620
Percent Liberal: 46.71%

9. Morehead

Morehead, Kentucky

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 6,938
Percent Liberal: 44.85%

10. Henderson

Henderson, Kentucky

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 28,889
Percent 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:

  1. London
  2. Somerset
  3. Hazard

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Detailed List Of The Most Liberal Cities In Kentucky

City Rank Population % Liberal
Middletown 1 7,788 54.83%
Lyndon 2 11,244 54.83%
Douglass Hills 3 5,592 54.83%
Jeffersontown 4 26,953 54.83%
Shively 5 15,570 54.83%
St. Matthews 6 17,837 54.83%
Frankfort 7 27,535 49.43%
Lebanon 8 5,620 46.71%
Morehead 9 6,938 44.85%
Henderson 10 28,889 43.45%
Bardstown 11 12,930 41.07%
Ashland 12 21,391 40.82%
Flatwoods 13 7,407 39.74%
Versailles 14 8,985 39.6%
Paris 15 9,831 38.81%
Radcliff 16 22,913 38.79%
Vine Grove 17 5,534 38.79%
Elizabethtown 18 29,657 38.79%
Owensboro 19 58,350 38.51%
Bowling Green 20 61,617 38.28%
Maysville 21 8,924 37.67%
Oak Grove 22 7,496 37.59%
Hopkinsville 23 32,483 37.59%
Dayton 24 5,381 37.53%
Cold Spring 25 6,111 37.53%
Highland Heights 26 7,152 37.53%
Newport 27 15,428 37.53%
Bellevue 28 5,921 37.53%
Fort Thomas 29 16,326 37.53%
Alexandria 30 8,735 37.53%
Central City 31 5,918 37.45%
Franklin 32 8,643 37.36%
Erlanger 33 18,510 36.81%
Edgewood 34 8,699 36.81%
Taylor Mill 35 6,701 36.81%
Fort Mitchell 36 8,247 36.81%
Villa Hills 37 7,399 36.81%
Covington 38 40,845 36.81%
Independence 39 26,062 36.81%
Fort Wright 40 5,754 36.81%
Elsmere 41 8,489 36.81%
Georgetown 42 30,968 36.61%
Danville 43 16,542 36.14%
Mount Sterling 44 7,078 36.11%
Shelbyville 45 14,782 35.55%
Murray 46 18,515 35.28%
Berea 47 14,454 34.55%
Richmond 48 32,574 34.55%
Cynthiana 49 6,380 34.5%
Winchester 50 18,388 33.91%
Russellville 51 7,015 33.01%
Paducah 52 25,001 32.94%
Glasgow 53 14,224 32.59%
Lawrenceburg 54 11,038 32.12%
Princeton 55 6,251 31.6%
Mount Washington 56 13,736 31.38%
Shepherdsville 57 11,695 31.38%
Hillview 58 7,904 31.38%
La Grange 59 8,387 30.92%
Campbellsville 60 10,983 30.0%
Harrodsburg 61 8,380 29.84%
Union 62 5,635 29.76%
Florence 63 31,428 29.76%
Leitchfield 64 6,819 29.6%
Mayfield 65 10,101 29.33%
Madisonville 66 19,687 29.29%
Nicholasville 67 28,843 29.09%
Wilmore 68 6,057 29.09%
Monticello 69 6,141 25.73%
Pikeville 70 7,038 23.89%
Middlesborough 71 9,934 23.46%
Corbin 72 6,923 20.53%
Williamsburg 73 5,250 20.53%
Hazard 74 5,415 19.99%
Somerset 75 11,358 19.14%
London 76 8,090 17.43%

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