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:
- Detroit (Photos)
- Grosse Pointe Farms (Photos)
- Ecorse (Photos)
- Flat Rock (Photos)
- Melvindale (Photos)
- River Rouge (Photos)
- Highland Park (Photos)
- Grosse Pointe Park (Photos)
- Riverview (Photos)
- 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.
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?
Population: 690,074Percent Liberal: 73.04%
2. Grosse Pointe Farms
Population: 9,307Percent Liberal: 73.04%
Population: 9,338Percent Liberal: 73.04%
4. Flat Rock
Population: 9,879Percent Liberal: 73.04%
Population: 10,510Percent Liberal: 73.04%
6. River Rouge
Population: 7,673Percent Liberal: 73.04%
7. Highland Park
Population: 11,102Percent Liberal: 73.04%
8. Grosse Pointe Park
Population: 11,343Percent Liberal: 73.04%
Population: 12,266Percent Liberal: 73.04%
Population: 12,645Percent 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:
- Grand Haven
For more Michigan reading , check out:
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- It’s Michigan’s Birthday. This Is An Amazing Tribute To The Wolverine State.
Detailed List Of The Most Liberal Cities In Michigan
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