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 North Star State?
In order to do so, we turned our sites on measuring how each city in Minnesota 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, Little Falls is the most conservative city in Minnesota 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 Minnesota.
And if you already knew these places were liberal, check out some more reading about Minnesota and the most lberal places in the country:
How we determined the most liberal cities in Minnesota for 2019
We started by making a list of every city in Minnesota over 5,000 people based on the 2013-2017 American Community Survey (The most recent data). That left us with 145 cities and towns.
- Percentage Of Registered Democrats
- # Of Contributions To Democrats Per Capita
- $ Amount Contributed To Democrats Per Capita
Next, we ranked each city from 1 to 145 for each of the criteria where number one was the most liberal.
The winner, North St. Paul, is “The Most liberal City in Minnesota For 2019”.
Let’s go through these liberal places, shall we?
The 10 Most liberal Places In Minnesota For 2019
North Saint Paul is a city in Ramsey County, Minnesota, located east-northeast of the city of Saint Paul. The population was 11,460 at the 2010 census.
Mounds View is a city in Ramsey County, Minnesota, United States. The population was 12,155 at the 2010 census. It is part of the Twin Cities Metropolitan Area.
Percent Democrat: 65.1%
$ Democrat Amount Per Capita: $106.28
# Democrat Contributions Per Capita: 1.24
More on Little Canada: Data
Little Canada is a city in Ramsey County, Minnesota, United States. It is an inner ring suburb of Minneapolis-Saint Paul. The population was 9,773 at the 2010 census.
Saint Paul is the capital and second-most populous city of the U.S. state of Minnesota. As of 2016, the city’s estimated population was 304,442. Saint Paul is the county seat of Ramsey County, the smallest and most densely populated county in Minnesota. The city lies mostly on the east bank of the Mississippi River in the area surrounding its point of confluence with the Minnesota River, and adjoins Minneapolis, the state’s largest city. Known as the “Twin Cities”, the two form the core of Minneapolis-Saint Paul, the 16th-largest metropolitan area in the United States, with about 3.52 million residents.
Falcon Heights is a suburb of Saint Paul and a city in Ramsey County, Minnesota, United States. The population was 5,321 at the 2010 census. It became a village in 1949 and a city in 1973.
Percent Democrat: 65.1%
$ Democrat Amount Per Capita: $6.66
# Democrat Contributions Per Capita: 0.14
More on New Brighton: Data
New Brighton is a city in Ramsey County, Minnesota, United States. It is a suburb of the Twin Cities. The population was 21,456 at the 2010 census.
White Bear Lake is a city in Ramsey County in the state of Minnesota. A small portion of the city also extends into Washington County. The population was 23,769 at the 2010 census. The city is located on White Bear Lake, one of the largest lakes in the Minneapolis-St. Paul metropolitan area.
Summing Up The Liberal Snowflakes in Minnesota
Well there you have it, the places in Minnesota that have the highest number of liberals per capita, with North St. Paul ranking as the least conservative in the entire state.
If you’re curious, here are the least liberal cities in Minnesota:
- Little Falls
- Redwood Falls
For more Minnesota reading, check out:
- 10 Best Places To Live In Minnesota
- These Are The 10 Best Counties To Live In Minnesota
- 10 Cheapest Places To Live In Minnesota
- 10 Best Places To Raise A Family In Minnesota
- These Are The 10 Best Places To Retire In Minnesota
- These Are The 10 Richest Cities In Minnesota
- 10 Safest Places In Minnesota
- 10 Worst Places To Live In Minnesota