These Are The 10 Most Liberal Cities In Maryland 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 Maryland.

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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 Old Line State?

In order to do so, we turned our sites on measuring how each city in Maryland 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.

If you’re wondering, Cumberland is the most conservative city in Maryland 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 Maryland.

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

How we determined the most liberal cities in Maryland for 2019

We started by making a list of every city in Maryland over 5,000 people based on the 2013-2017 American Community Survey (The most recent data). That left us with 40 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 40 for each of the criteria where number one was the most liberal.

The winner, Mount Rainier, is “The Most liberal City in Maryland For 2019”.

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

The 10 Most liberal Places In Maryland For 2019

Mount Rainier, MD

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Population: 8,097
Percent Democrat: 88.1%
$ Democrat Amount Per Capita: $73.33
# Democrat Contributions Per Capita: 0.48
More on Mount Rainier: PhotosData

College Park, MD

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 32,186
Percent Democrat: 88.1%
$ Democrat Amount Per Capita: $49.73
# Democrat Contributions Per Capita: 0.38
More on College Park: PhotosData

The City of College Park is in Prince George’s County, Maryland. The population was 30,413 at the 2010 United States Census. It is best known as the home of the University of Maryland, College Park, and since 1994 the city has also been home to the “Archives II” facility of the U.S. National Archives, as well as to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Center for Weather and Climate Prediction.

Greenbelt, MD

Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 23,289
Percent Democrat: 88.1%
$ Democrat Amount Per Capita: $53.83
# Democrat Contributions Per Capita: 0.65
More on Greenbelt: PhotosData

Greenbelt is a city in Prince George’s County, Maryland, United States. Contained within today’s City of Greenbelt is the historic planned community now known locally as “Old Greenbelt” and designated as the Greenbelt Historic District. Greenbelt’s population was 23,068 at the 2010 U.S. Census.

Laurel, MD

Overall SnackAbility

8
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Population: 25,913
Percent Democrat: 88.1%
$ Democrat Amount Per Capita: $11.24
# Democrat Contributions Per Capita: 0.11
More on Laurel: PhotosData

Laurel is a city in northern Prince George’s County, Maryland, in the United States, located almost midway between Washington, D.C., and Baltimore on the banks of the Patuxent River. Founded as a mill town in the early 19th century, the arrival of the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad in 1835 expanded local industry and later enabled the city to become an early commuter town for Washington and Baltimore workers. Largely residential today, the city maintains a historic district centered on its Main Street, highlighting its industrial past.

New Carrollton, MD

Overall SnackAbility

8
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Population: 12,932
Percent Democrat: 88.1%
$ Democrat Amount Per Capita: $109.29
# Democrat Contributions Per Capita: 1.27
More on New Carrollton: PhotosData

New Carrollton is a city located in central Prince George’s County, Maryland, in the United States. As of the 2010 U.S. Census, the population was 12,135. New Carrollton is located 12 miles east of central Washington, D.C.

Cheverly, MD

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Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 6,453
Percent Democrat: 88.1%
$ Democrat Amount Per Capita: $151.96
# Democrat Contributions Per Capita: 1.21
More on Cheverly: PhotosData

Cheverly is a town in Prince George’s County, Maryland, just outside Washington, D.C., United States. The town was founded in 1918, and it was incorporated in 1931. Cheverly had 6,173 residents as of the 2010 Census.

Hyattsville, MD

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Overall SnackAbility

7
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Population: 18,225
Percent Democrat: 88.1%
$ Democrat Amount Per Capita: $110.16
# Democrat Contributions Per Capita: 0.78
More on Hyattsville: PhotosData

Hyattsville is a city in Prince George’s County, Maryland, and also a close, urban suburb of Washington, D.C. The population was 17,557 at the 2010 United States Census.

Bladensburg, MD

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Overall SnackAbility

5
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Population: 9,374
Percent Democrat: 88.1%
$ Democrat Amount Per Capita: $18.72
# Democrat Contributions Per Capita: 0.23
More on Bladensburg: PhotosData

Bladensburg is a town in Prince George’s County, Maryland, United States. The population was 9,148 at the 2010 census. Areas in Bladensburg have the ZIP code 20710. Bladensburg is 8.6 miles from central Washington, D.C.

District Heights, MD

Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 5,989
Percent Democrat: 88.1%
$ Democrat Amount Per Capita: $6.02
# Democrat Contributions Per Capita: 0.08
More on District Heights: PhotosData

District Heights is an incorporated city in Prince George’s County, Maryland, located near Maryland Route 4. The population was 5,837 at the 2010 United States Census. For more information, see the separate articles on Forestville, Maryland and Suitland.

Overall SnackAbility

9
/10

Population: 6,128
Percent Democrat: 88.1%
$ Democrat Amount Per Capita: $370.8
# Democrat Contributions Per Capita: 3.64
More on Glenarden: Data

Glenarden is a city in Prince George’s County, Maryland, United States. The population was 6,000 at the 2010 census.

Summing Up The Liberal Snowflakes in Maryland

Well there you have it, the places in Maryland that have the highest number of liberals per capita, with Mount Rainier ranking as the least conservative in the entire state.

If you’re curious, here are the least liberal cities in Maryland:

  1. Cumberland
  2. Frostburg
  3. Hampstead

For more Maryland reading, check out:

Detailed List Of The Most Liberal Places In Maryland

Rank City Population % Liberal
1 Mount Rainier, MD 8,097 88.1%
2 College Park, MD 32,186 88.1%
3 Greenbelt, MD 23,289 88.1%
4 Laurel, MD 25,913 88.1%
5 New Carrollton, MD 12,932 88.1%
6 Cheverly, MD 6,453 88.1%
7 Hyattsville, MD 18,225 88.1%
8 Bladensburg, MD 9,374 88.1%
9 District Heights, MD 5,989 88.1%
10 Glenarden, MD 6,128 88.1%
11 Riverdale Park, MD 7,248 88.1%
12 Bowie, MD 58,290 88.1%
13 Baltimore, MD 619,796 84.7%
14 Rockville, MD 66,420 74.7%
15 Takoma Park, MD 17,643 74.7%
16 Poolesville, MD 5,163 74.7%
17 Gaithersburg, MD 67,417 74.7%
18 La Plata, MD 9,160 63.0%
19 Annapolis, MD 39,151 47.5%
20 Walkersville, MD 6,048 45.0%
21 Brunswick, MD 6,134 45.0%
22 Frederick, MD 69,330 45.0%
23 Thurmont, MD 6,496 45.0%
24 Fruitland, MD 5,172 42.4%
25 Salisbury, MD 32,368 42.4%
26 Easton, MD 16,606 42.1%
27 Cambridge, MD 12,484 41.0%
28 Chesapeake Beach, MD 5,930 38.4%
29 Bel Air, MD 10,139 35.2%
30 Aberdeen, MD 15,523 35.2%
31 Havre De Grace, MD 13,511 35.2%
32 Ocean City, MD 7,026 34.5%
33 Hagerstown, MD 40,222 32.0%
34 Elkton, MD 15,651 30.2%
35 Mount Airy, MD 9,387 28.9%
36 Taneytown, MD 6,762 28.9%
37 Westminster, MD 18,557 28.9%
38 Hampstead, MD 6,331 28.9%
39 Frostburg, MD 8,689 25.7%
40 Cumberland, MD 20,084 25.7%

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