These Are The 10 Most Liberal Cities In Louisiana For 2019


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Editor’s Note: We updated this article for 2019. This is our third time ranking the most liberal places to live in Louisiana.

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Now that we’re starting up the 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 in the coming years.

Who makes the decisions? Not the people getting elected. It’s the voters.

Specifically, we wanted to know which cities have the highest number of liberal voters in the Pelican State?

In order to do so, we turned our sites on measuring how each city in Louisiana with populations greater than 5,000 voted and contributed to political campaigns in the past several years. The cities with the highest percentage of voters who voted Democrat and gave the most to liberals where named the most liberal cities in the state.

Here are the 10 most liberal places in Louisiana for 2019:

  1. New Orleans (Photos)
  2. Tallulah (Photos)
  3. Zachary (Photos)
  4. Baker
  5. Central (Photos)
  6. Baton Rouge (Photos)
  7. Plaquemine (Photos)
  8. St. Gabriel (Photos)
  9. Shreveport (Photos)
  10. Bastrop (Photos)

If you’re wondering, Walker is the most conservative city in Louisiana of all those we measured.

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.

And if you already knew these places were liberal, check out some more reading about Louisiana and the most lberal places in the country:

How we determined the most liberal cities in Louisiana for 2019

We started by making a list of every city in Louisiana over 5,000 people based on the 2013-2017 American Community Survey (The most recent data). That left us with 63 cities and towns.

We then measured the voting record and donation data to determine which places lean the most rightward in their allegiances by:

  1. Percentage Of Registered Democrats
  2. # Of Contributions To Democrats Per Capita
  3. $ Amount Contributed To Democrats Per Capita

Next, we ranked each city from 1 to 63 for each of the criteria where number one was the most liberal.

The winner, New Orleans, is “The Most liberal City in Louisiana For 2019”.

Let’s go through these liberal places, shall we?

The 10 Most liberal Places In Louisiana For 2019

New Orleans, LA

Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 388,182
Percent Democrat: 80.8%
$ Democrat Amount Per Capita: $11.86
# Democrat Contributions Per Capita: 0.07
More on New Orleans: PhotosData

New Orleans ) is a major United States port and the largest city and metropolitan area in the state of Louisiana.

Tallulah, LA

Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 7,013
Percent Democrat: 58.0%
$ Democrat Amount Per Capita: $1.13
# Democrat Contributions Per Capita: 0.04
More on Tallulah: PhotosData

Tallulah is a small city in and the parish seat of Madison Parish in northeastern Louisiana, United States. The 2010 population was 7,335, a decrease of 1,854, or 20.2 percent, from the 9,189 tabulation at the 2000 census. The city is nearly 77 percent African American. Tallulah is the principal city of the Tallulah Micropolitan Statistical Area, which includes all of Madison Parish. The Madison Parish Sheriff’s office operates the Steve Hoyle Rehabilitation Center in Tallulah.

Zachary, LA

Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 16,879
Percent Democrat: 52.3%
$ Democrat Amount Per Capita: $1.49
# Democrat Contributions Per Capita: 0.01
More on Zachary: PhotosData

Zachary is a city in the East Baton Rouge parish of Louisiana in the United States. It lies 16 miles north of the city of Baton Rouge, and had a population of 14,960 at the 2010 census, up from 11,275 in 2000.

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 13,694
Percent Democrat: 52.3%
$ Democrat Amount Per Capita: $3.95
# Democrat Contributions Per Capita: 0.04
More on Baker: Data

Baker is a small city in East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana, United States, and a part of the Baton Rouge Metropolitan Statistical Area. It is the fourth-largest city in East Baton Rouge Parish. The population was 13,895 as of the 2010 census, an increase of 102 persons from the 2000 tabulation of 13,793.

Central, LA

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 28,462
Percent Democrat: 52.3%
$ Democrat Amount Per Capita: $3.64
# Democrat Contributions Per Capita: 0.03
More on Central: PhotosData

Central is the thirteenth-largest city in the U.S. state of Louisiana. It is the second largest city in East Baton Rouge Parish. Central became the state’s newest city in April 2005. It is part of the Baton Rouge Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population of Central was 26,864 as of the 2010 census.

Baton Rouge, LA

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 227,549
Percent Democrat: 52.3%
$ Democrat Amount Per Capita: $19.93
# Democrat Contributions Per Capita: 0.12
More on Baton Rouge: PhotosData

Baton Rouge ) is the capital of the U.S. state of Louisiana and its second-largest city. It forms the parish seat of East Baton Rouge Parish and is located on the eastern bank of the Mississippi River.

Plaquemine, LA

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 6,812
Percent Democrat: 51.9%
$ Democrat Amount Per Capita: $4.02
# Democrat Contributions Per Capita: 0.05
More on Plaquemine: PhotosData

Plaquemine is a city in and the parish seat of Iberville Parish, Louisiana, United States. The population was 7,064 at the 2000 census. It is part of the Baton Rouge Metropolitan Statistical Area.

St. Gabriel, LA

Overall SnackAbility

4
/10

Population: 7,094
Percent Democrat: 51.9%
$ Democrat Amount Per Capita: $3.48
# Democrat Contributions Per Capita: 0.06
More on St. Gabriel: PhotosData

St. Gabriel is a city in Iberville Parish, Louisiana, United States. The population was 6,677 at the 2010 census. The city of St. Gabriel includes the areas of Sunshine and Carville. It is part of the Baton Rouge Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Shreveport, LA

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

4
/10

Population: 196,217
Percent Democrat: 50.5%
$ Democrat Amount Per Capita: $20.4
# Democrat Contributions Per Capita: 0.1
More on Shreveport: PhotosData

Shreveport is the third-largest city in the state of Louisiana and the 122nd-largest city in the United States. It is the seat of Caddo Parish and extends along the Red River into neighboring Bossier Parish. Bossier City is separated from Shreveport by the Red River. The population of Shreveport was 199,311 in 2010, and the Shreveport-Bossier City Metropolitan Area population exceeds 441,000. The Shreveport-Bossier City Metropolitan Statistical Area ranks 111th in the United States, according to the United States Census Bureau.

Bastrop, LA

Overall SnackAbility

1
/10

Population: 10,643
Percent Democrat: 43.5%
$ Democrat Amount Per Capita: $4.05
# Democrat Contributions Per Capita: 0.11
More on Bastrop: PhotosData

Bastrop is the largest city and the parish seat of Morehouse Parish, Louisiana, United States. The population was 11,365 at the 2010 census, a decrease of 1,623 from the 12,988 tabulation of 2000. The population of Bastrop is 73 percent African American. It is the principal city of and is included in the Bastrop, Louisiana Micropolitan Statistical Area, which is included in the Monroe-Bastrop, Louisiana Combined Statistical Area.

Summing Up The Liberal Snowflakes in Louisiana

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 least liberal cities in Louisiana:

  1. Walker
  2. Denham Springs
  3. Deridder

For more Louisiana reading, check out:

Detailed List Of The Most Liberal Places In Louisiana

Rank City Population % Liberal
1 New Orleans, LA 388,182 80.8%
2 Tallulah, LA 7,013 58.0%
3 Zachary, LA 16,879 52.3%
4 Baker, LA 13,694 52.3%
5 Central, LA 28,462 52.3%
6 Baton Rouge, LA 227,549 52.3%
7 Plaquemine, LA 6,812 51.9%
8 St. Gabriel, LA 7,094 51.9%
9 Shreveport, LA 196,217 50.5%
10 Bastrop, LA 10,643 43.5%
11 Eunice, LA 10,305 43.0%
12 Natchitoches, LA 18,176 43.0%
13 Opelousas, LA 16,480 43.0%
14 Port Allen, LA 5,086 42.3%
15 Gretna, LA 17,888 40.6%
16 Harahan, LA 9,367 40.6%
17 Westwego, LA 8,557 40.6%
18 Kenner, LA 67,253 40.6%
19 Ruston, LA 22,154 38.1%
20 Grambling, LA 5,184 38.1%
21 Richwood, LA 5,332 35.9%
22 Monroe, LA 48,938 35.9%
23 West Monroe, LA 12,874 35.9%
24 Patterson, LA 6,067 35.2%
25 Morgan City, LA 11,685 35.2%
26 Franklin, LA 7,244 35.2%
27 Minden, LA 12,614 34.5%
28 Springhill, LA 5,054 34.5%
29 Jeanerette, LA 5,465 33.0%
30 New Iberia, LA 30,292 33.0%
31 Hammond, LA 20,325 32.2%
32 Alexandria, LA 47,954 32.2%
33 Ponchatoula, LA 7,015 32.2%
34 Pineville, LA 14,381 32.2%
35 St. Martinville, LA 6,058 32.1%
36 Breaux Bridge, LA 8,291 32.1%
37 Sulphur, LA 20,237 31.4%
38 Lake Charles, LA 75,194 31.4%
39 Youngsville, LA 11,950 31.0%
40 Scott, LA 8,784 31.0%
41 Lafayette, LA 126,476 31.0%
42 Broussard, LA 10,888 31.0%
43 Carencro, LA 8,620 31.0%
44 Bogalusa, LA 11,852 30.6%
45 Marksville, LA 5,519 30.4%
46 Gonzales, LA 10,558 30.1%
47 Donaldsonville, LA 7,975 30.1%
48 Ville Platte, LA 7,259 28.3%
49 Bossier City, LA 67,511 25.4%
50 Houma, LA 33,784 24.3%
51 Oakdale, LA 7,669 22.8%
52 Slidell, LA 27,755 22.3%
53 Mandeville, LA 12,215 22.3%
54 Covington, LA 9,925 22.3%
55 Jennings, LA 10,084 21.6%
56 Crowley, LA 13,047 20.6%
57 Rayne, LA 8,079 20.6%
58 Thibodaux, LA 14,488 20.2%
59 Abbeville, LA 12,350 18.9%
60 Leesville, LA 6,335 16.0%
61 Deridder, LA 10,995 15.9%
62 Denham Springs, LA 10,066 12.0%
63 Walker, LA 6,266 12.0%

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