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 Massachusetts? And specifically, which cities have the highest number of liberal voters in Bay State.
After analyzing every single city in Massachusetts with populations greater than 5,000, these are the 10 most liberal cities in the state:
- Boston (Photos)
- Revere (Photos)
- Winthrop Town
- Chelsea (Photos)
- North Adams (Photos)
- Pittsfield (Photos)
- Greenfield Town
- Easthampton Town
- Northampton (Photos)
- Cambridge (Photos)
If you’re wondering, Brockton is the most conservative city of all in Massachusetts.
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 Massachusetts.
How we determined the most liberal cities in Massachusetts
We started by making a list of every place in Massachusetts over 5,000 people based on the 2014 American Community Survey that aren’t ‘CDPs’. That left us with more than 53 places in Massachusetts.
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 53, and the winner is ‘The Most Liberal City in Massachusetts.’
Let’s go through these liberal places, shall we?
Population: 650,281Percent Liberal: 77.45%
Population: 53,095Percent Liberal: 77.45%
3. Winthrop Town
Population: 17,962 Percent Liberal: 77.45%
Population: 37,581Percent Liberal: 77.45%
5. North Adams
Population: 13,459Percent Liberal: 75.74%
Population: 43,926Percent Liberal: 75.74%
7. Greenfield Town
Population: 17,514 Percent Liberal: 71.7%
8. Easthampton Town
Population: 16,060 Percent Liberal: 70.28%
Population: 28,602Percent Liberal: 70.28%
Population: 107,916Percent Liberal: 62.56%
Summing Up The Liberal Pie
Well there you have it, the places in Massachusetts that have the highest number of liberals per capita, with Boston ranking as the least conservative in the entire state.
If you’re curious, here are the most conservative cities in Massachusetts:
- Barnstable Town
For more Massachusetts reading , check out:
- These Are The 10 Worst Cities For Dating In Massachusetts – RoadSnacks
- These Are The 10 Most Redneck Cities In Massachusetts – RoadSnacks
- These Are The 10 Most Miserable Cities In Massachusetts – RoadSnacks
Detailed List Of The Most Liberal Cities In Massachusetts
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