These Are The 10 Most Liberal Cities In Maryland


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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 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:

  1. Bowie (Photos)
  2. District Heights
  3. College Park (Photos)
  4. Glenarden
  5. Laurel (Photos)
  6. Cheverly (Photos)
  7. Greenbelt (Photos)
  8. Hyattsville (Photos)
  9. Riverdale Park (Photos)
  10. 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.

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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?

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1. Bowie

Bowie, Maryland

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 56,885
Percent Liberal: 89.73%

2. District Heights

Source: Public Domain

Population: 6,036
Percent Liberal: 89.73%

3. College Park

College Park, Maryland

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 31,730
Percent Liberal: 89.73%

4. Glenarden


Population: 6,212
Percent Liberal: 89.73%

5. Laurel

Laurel, Maryland

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 25,849
Percent Liberal: 89.73%

6. Cheverly

Cheverly, Maryland

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 6,368
Percent Liberal: 89.73%

7. Greenbelt

Greenbelt, Maryland

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 23,827
Percent Liberal: 89.73%

8. Hyattsville

Hyattsville, Maryland

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 18,225
Percent Liberal: 89.73%

9. Riverdale Park

Riverdale Park, Maryland

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 7,169
Percent 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:

  1. Hampstead
  2. Westminster
  3. Taneytown

For more Maryland reading , check out:

Detailed List Of The Most Liberal Cities In Maryland

City Rank Population % Liberal
Bowie 1 56,885 89.73%
District Heights 2 6,036 89.73%
College Park 3 31,730 89.73%
Glenarden 4 6,212 89.73%
Laurel 5 25,849 89.73%
Cheverly 6 6,368 89.73%
Greenbelt 7 23,827 89.73%
Hyattsville 8 18,225 89.73%
Riverdale Park 9 7,169 89.73%
Mount Rainier 10 8,329 89.73%
New Carrollton 11 12,542 89.73%
Bladensburg 12 9,461 89.73%
Baltimore 13 622,454 87.19%
Gaithersburg 14 64,945 70.92%
Rockville 15 64,331 70.92%
Takoma Park 16 17,478 70.92%
Poolesville 17 5,100 70.92%
La Plata 18 8,994 64.84%
Annapolis 19 38,841 48.68%
Walkersville 20 5,965 47.09%
Frederick 21 67,421 47.09%
Brunswick 22 6,055 47.09%
Thurmont 23 6,392 47.09%
Mount Airy 24 9,353 47.09%
Cambridge 25 12,534 46.99%
Salisbury 26 31,883 46.46%
Fruitland 27 5,110 46.46%
Chesapeake Beach 28 5,847 45.1%
Easton 29 16,599 43.05%
Ocean City 30 7,074 40.17%
Hagerstown 31 40,210 39.9%
Aberdeen 32 15,238 39.48%
Havre De Grace 33 13,445 39.48%
Bel Air 34 10,247 39.48%
Elkton 35 15,718 38.98%
Frostburg 36 8,759 32.85%
Cumberland 37 20,449 32.85%
Taneytown 38 6,740 31.92%
Westminster 39 18,646 31.92%
Hampstead 40 6,351 31.92%

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