These Are The 10 Most Liberal Cities In Michigan


We used science and data to determine which cities in Michigan are probably voting for Hilary.

Join RoadSnacks
This article is an opinion based on facts and is meant as infotainment. Don’t freak out.

Swipe left for slideshow. Article continues below.
Advertisement. Article Continues Below.

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 Michigan? And specifically, which cities have the highest number of liberal voters in Wolverine State.

After analyzing every single city in Michigan with populations greater than 5,000, these are the 10 most liberal cities in the state:

  1. Detroit (Photos)
  2. Grosse Pointe Farms (Photos)
  3. Ecorse (Photos)
  4. Flat Rock (Photos)
  5. Melvindale (Photos)
  6. River Rouge (Photos)
  7. Highland Park (Photos)
  8. Grosse Pointe Park (Photos)
  9. Riverview (Photos)
  10. Woodhaven (Photos)

If you’re wondering, Zeeland is the most conservative city of all in Michigan.

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 Michigan.

Advertisement. Article Continues Below.

How we determined the most liberal cities in Michigan

We started by making a list of every place in Michigan over 5,000 people based on the 2014 American Community Survey that aren’t ‘CDPs’. That left us with more than 149 places in Michigan.

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 149, and the winner is ‘The Most Liberal City in Michigan.’

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

Advertisement. Article Continues Below.

1. Detroit

Detroit, Michigan

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 690,074
Percent Liberal: 73.04%

2. Grosse Pointe Farms

Grosse Pointe Farms, Michigan

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 9,307
Percent Liberal: 73.04%

3. Ecorse

Ecorse, Michigan

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 9,338
Percent Liberal: 73.04%

4. Flat Rock

Flat Rock, Michigan

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 9,879
Percent Liberal: 73.04%

5. Melvindale

Melvindale, Michigan

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 10,510
Percent Liberal: 73.04%

6. River Rouge

River Rouge, Michigan

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 7,673
Percent Liberal: 73.04%

7. Highland Park

Highland Park, Michigan

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 11,102
Percent Liberal: 73.04%

8. Grosse Pointe Park

Grosse Pointe Park, Michigan

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 11,343
Percent Liberal: 73.04%

9. Riverview

Riverview, Michigan

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 12,266
Percent Liberal: 73.04%

10. Woodhaven

Woodhaven, Michigan

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 12,645
Percent Liberal: 73.04%

Summing Up The Liberal Pie

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

If you’re curious, here are the most conservative cities in Michigan:

  1. Zeeland
  2. Hudsonville
  3. Grand Haven

For more Michigan reading , check out:

Detailed List Of The Most Liberal Cities In Michigan

City Rank Population % Liberal
Detroit 1 690,074 73.04%
Grosse Pointe Farms 2 9,307 73.04%
Ecorse 3 9,338 73.04%
Flat Rock 4 9,879 73.04%
Melvindale 5 10,510 73.04%
River Rouge 6 7,673 73.04%
Highland Park 7 11,102 73.04%
Grosse Pointe Park 8 11,343 73.04%
Riverview 9 12,266 73.04%
Woodhaven 10 12,645 73.04%
Harper Woods 11 13,964 73.04%
Grosse Pointe Woods 12 15,859 73.04%
Wayne 13 17,251 73.04%
Trenton 14 18,522 73.04%
Hamtramck 15 22,150 73.04%
Inkster 16 24,897 73.04%
Romulus 17 23,557 73.04%
Taylor 18 62,021 73.04%
Dearborn 19 96,069 73.04%
Livonia 20 95,312 73.04%
Westland 21 82,642 73.04%
Grosse Pointe 22 5,295 73.04%
Wyandotte 23 25,376 73.04%
Dearborn Heights 24 56,656 73.04%
Plymouth 25 8,952 73.04%
Southgate 26 29,518 73.04%
Allen Park 27 27,676 73.04%
Garden City 28 27,161 73.04%
Lincoln Park 29 37,362 73.04%
Ypsilanti 30 19,874 67.31%
Saline 31 9,020 67.31%
Chelsea 32 5,126 67.31%
Ann Arbor 33 116,194 67.31%
Milan 34 5,929 67.31%
Burton 35 29,223 63.56%
Fenton 36 11,538 63.56%
Flint 37 99,802 63.56%
Davison 38 5,029 63.56%
Swartz Creek 39 5,632 63.56%
Grand Blanc 40 8,088 63.56%
Flushing 41 8,199 63.56%
Lansing 42 114,485 63.21%
Mason 43 8,317 63.21%
East Lansing 44 48,669 63.21%
Norton Shores 45 23,982 58.34%
Muskegon Heights 46 10,809 58.34%
Muskegon 47 37,861 58.34%
Marquette 48 21,444 56.27%
Ishpeming 49 6,517 56.27%
Kalamazoo 50 75,499 56.06%
Portage 51 47,496 56.06%
Saginaw 52 50,288 55.46%
Mount Pleasant 53 26,134 54.06%
Huntington Woods 54 6,333 53.56%
Auburn Hills 55 22,085 53.56%
Milford 56 6,390 53.56%
Hazel Park 57 16,600 53.56%
Berkley 58 15,178 53.56%
Walled Lake 59 7,091 53.56%
Birmingham 60 20,489 53.56%
Ferndale 61 20,160 53.56%
Madison Heights 62 30,123 53.56%
Northville 63 5,990 53.56%
Oak Park 64 29,727 53.56%
Wixom 65 13,690 53.56%
Novi 66 57,577 53.56%
Royal Oak 67 58,689 53.56%
Pontiac 68 59,928 53.56%
Rochester Hills 69 72,643 53.56%
Southfield 70 72,859 53.56%
Farmington Hills 71 80,971 53.56%
Troy 72 82,542 53.56%
Ironwood 73 5,153 53.56%
Holly 74 6,171 53.56%
Rochester 75 12,909 53.56%
Clawson 76 11,988 53.56%
Farmington 77 10,509 53.56%
South Lyon 78 11,616 53.56%
Beverly Hills 79 10,403 53.56%
Bay City 80 34,402 52.22%
Manistee 81 6,136 52.19%
Richmond 82 5,825 51.48%
New Baltimore 83 12,212 51.48%
Warren 84 134,857 51.48%
St. Clair Shores 85 59,888 51.48%
Fraser 86 14,582 51.48%
Center Line 87 8,306 51.48%
Eastpointe 88 32,585 51.48%
Roseville 89 47,529 51.48%
Mount Clemens 90 16,381 51.48%
Sterling Heights 91 131,139 51.48%
Owosso 92 14,826 51.06%
Charlotte 93 9,057 50.95%
Eaton Rapids 94 5,221 50.95%
Grand Ledge 95 7,792 50.95%
Springfield 96 5,216 50.18%
Battle Creek 97 51,830 50.18%
Marshall 98 7,038 50.18%
Albion 99 8,316 50.18%
Monroe 100 20,335 49.84%

Like RoadSnacks on Facebook:

 Most Liberal Cities, Rankings 

Facebook Discussion

comments