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 Maryland? And specifically, which cities have the highest number of liberal voters in Old Line State.
After analyzing every single city in Maryland with populations greater than 5,000, these are the 10 most liberal cities in the state:
- Bowie (Photos)
- District Heights
- College Park (Photos)
- Laurel (Photos)
- Cheverly (Photos)
- Greenbelt (Photos)
- Hyattsville (Photos)
- Riverdale Park (Photos)
- Mount Rainier
If you’re wondering, Hampstead is the most conservative city of all in Maryland.
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 Maryland.
How we determined the most liberal cities in Maryland
We started by making a list of every place in Maryland over 5,000 people based on the 2014 American Community Survey that aren’t ‘CDPs’. That left us with more than 40 places in Maryland.
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 40, and the winner is ‘The Most Liberal City in Maryland.’
Let’s go through these liberal places, shall we?
Population: 56,885Percent Liberal: 89.73%
2. District Heights
Population: 6,036 Percent Liberal: 89.73%
3. College Park
Population: 31,730Percent Liberal: 89.73%
Population: 6,212 Percent Liberal: 89.73%
Population: 25,849Percent Liberal: 89.73%
Population: 6,368Percent Liberal: 89.73%
Population: 23,827Percent Liberal: 89.73%
Population: 18,225Percent Liberal: 89.73%
9. Riverdale Park
Population: 7,169Percent Liberal: 89.73%
10. Mount Rainier
Population: 8,329 Percent Liberal: 89.73%
Summing Up The Liberal Pie
Well there you have it, the places in Maryland that have the highest number of liberals per capita, with Bowie ranking as the least conservative in the entire state.
If you’re curious, here are the most conservative cities in Maryland:
For more Maryland reading , check out:
- 10 Small Towns In Maryland Where You’d Never Want To Live – RoadSnacks
- If You’re From Maryland This Will Be The Most Jaw-Dropping Thing You See Today. Guaranteed.
- These Are The 10 Worst Places To Live In Maryland – RoadSnacks
Detailed List Of The Most Liberal Cities In Maryland
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