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 Louisiana? And specifically, which cities have the highest number of liberal voters in Pelican State.
After analyzing every single city in Louisiana with populations greater than 5,000, these are the 10 most liberal cities in the state:
- New Orleans (Photos)
- Tallulah (Photos)
- St. Gabriel (Photos)
- Plaquemine (Photos)
- Shreveport (Photos)
- Zachary (Photos)
- Baton Rouge (Photos)
- Opelousas (Photos)
If you’re wondering, Denham Springs is the most conservative city of all in Louisiana.
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 Louisiana.
How we determined the most liberal cities in Louisiana
We started by making a list of every place in Louisiana over 5,000 people based on the 2014 American Community Survey that aren’t ‘CDPs’. That left us with more than 63 places in Louisiana.
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 63, and the winner is ‘The Most Liberal City in Louisiana.’
Let’s go through these liberal places, shall we?
1. New Orleans
Population: 376,738Percent Liberal: 80.3%
Population: 7,187Percent Liberal: 60.81%
3. St. Gabriel
Population: 6,872Percent Liberal: 56.12%
Population: 6,993Percent Liberal: 56.12%
Population: 200,015Percent Liberal: 51.93%
Population: 27,768 Percent Liberal: 51.8%
Population: 15,868Percent Liberal: 51.8%
Population: 13,800 Percent Liberal: 51.8%
9. Baton Rouge
Population: 229,186Percent Liberal: 51.8%
Population: 16,638Percent Liberal: 47.23%
Summing Up The Liberal Pie
Well there you have it, the places in Louisiana that have the highest number of liberals per capita, with New Orleans ranking as the least conservative in the entire state.
If you’re curious, here are the most conservative cities in Louisiana:
- Denham Springs
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Detailed List Of The Most Liberal Cities In Louisiana