These Are The 10 Most Liberal Cities In Minnesota 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 Minnesota.

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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 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.

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 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 St. Paul, MN

Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 12,241
Percent Democrat: 65.1%
$ Democrat Amount Per Capita: $6.06
# Democrat Contributions Per Capita: 0.08
More on North St. Paul: PhotosData

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, MN

Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 12,872
Percent Democrat: 65.1%
$ Democrat Amount Per Capita: $16.7
# Democrat Contributions Per Capita: 0.36
More on Mounds View: PhotosData

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.

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 10,321
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.

Arden Hills, MN

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 10,250
Percent Democrat: 65.1%
$ Democrat Amount Per Capita: $29.69
# Democrat Contributions Per Capita: 0.49
More on Arden Hills: PhotosData

St. Paul, MN

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 300,820
Percent Democrat: 65.1%
$ Democrat Amount Per Capita: $15.17
# Democrat Contributions Per Capita: 0.16
More on St. Paul: PhotosData

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, MN

Overall SnackAbility

9.5
/10

Population: 5,560
Percent Democrat: 65.1%
$ Democrat Amount Per Capita: $184.33
# Democrat Contributions Per Capita: 1.95
More on Falcon Heights: PhotosData

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.

Overall SnackAbility

9
/10

Population: 22,440
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.

Maplewood, MN

Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 40,127
Percent Democrat: 65.1%
$ Democrat Amount Per Capita: $20.94
# Democrat Contributions Per Capita: 0.3
More on Maplewood: PhotosData

Vadnais Heights, MN

Overall SnackAbility

7.5
/10

Population: 13,283
Percent Democrat: 65.1%
$ Democrat Amount Per Capita: $62.5
# Democrat Contributions Per Capita: 0.65
More on Vadnais Heights: PhotosData

White Bear Lake, MN

Overall SnackAbility

9
/10

Population: 25,411
Percent Democrat: 65.1%
$ Democrat Amount Per Capita: $38.29
# Democrat Contributions Per Capita: 0.34
More on White Bear Lake: PhotosData

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:

  1. Little Falls
  2. Redwood Falls
  3. Fairmont

For more Minnesota reading, check out:

Detailed List Of The Most Liberal Places In Minnesota

Rank City Population % Liberal
1 North St. Paul, MN 12,241 65.1%
2 Mounds View, MN 12,872 65.1%
3 Little Canada, MN 10,321 65.1%
4 Arden Hills, MN 10,250 65.1%
5 St. Paul, MN 300,820 65.1%
6 Falcon Heights, MN 5,560 65.1%
7 New Brighton, MN 22,440 65.1%
8 Maplewood, MN 40,127 65.1%
9 Vadnais Heights, MN 13,283 65.1%
10 White Bear Lake, MN 25,411 65.1%
11 Roseville, MN 35,624 65.1%
12 Shoreview, MN 26,432 65.1%
13 Hopkins, MN 18,217 63.1%
14 Richfield, MN 35,993 63.1%
15 Brooklyn Park, MN 79,462 63.1%
16 New Hope, MN 20,909 63.1%
17 Minneapolis, MN 411,452 63.1%
18 Robbinsdale, MN 14,446 63.1%
19 Brooklyn Center, MN 30,885 63.1%
20 Dayton, MN 5,238 63.1%
21 Minnetrista, MN 7,187 63.1%
22 Mound, MN 9,380 63.1%
23 Orono, MN 7,887 63.1%
24 Maple Grove, MN 68,362 63.1%
25 Medina, MN 5,920 63.1%
26 Corcoran, MN 5,671 63.1%
27 Golden Valley, MN 21,208 63.1%
28 Eden Prairie, MN 63,660 63.1%
29 Crystal, MN 22,910 63.1%
30 Edina, MN 50,603 63.1%
31 Minnetonka, MN 52,102 63.1%
32 Rogers, MN 12,564 63.1%
33 Plymouth, MN 76,258 63.1%
34 Champlin, MN 24,209 63.1%
35 St. Louis Park, MN 48,124 63.1%
36 Shorewood, MN 7,696 63.1%
37 Bloomington, MN 85,417 63.1%
38 Hermantown, MN 9,603 51.4%
39 Hibbing, MN 16,183 51.4%
40 Virginia, MN 8,570 51.4%
41 Duluth, MN 86,066 51.4%
42 Rosemount, MN 23,474 47.7%
43 Inver Grove Heights, MN 34,976 47.7%
44 Lakeville, MN 61,056 47.7%
45 Apple Valley, MN 51,109 47.7%
46 South St. Paul, MN 20,280 47.7%
47 Eagan, MN 66,102 47.7%
48 Mendota Heights, MN 11,253 47.7%
49 Burnsville, MN 61,302 47.7%
50 West St. Paul, MN 19,750 47.7%
51 Hastings, MN 22,620 47.7%
52 Farmington, MN 22,502 47.7%
53 Stillwater, MN 19,232 46.5%
54 Oakdale, MN 27,972 46.5%
55 Mahtomedi, MN 8,005 46.5%
56 St. Paul Park, MN 5,376 46.5%
57 Forest Lake, MN 19,406 46.5%
58 Cloquet, MN 11,965 46.5%
59 Cottage Grove, MN 35,902 46.5%
60 Hugo, MN 14,415 46.5%
61 Woodbury, MN 67,648 46.5%
62 Lake Elmo, MN 8,621 46.5%
63 Rochester, MN 112,683 45.3%
64 Stewartville, MN 6,115 45.3%
65 Byron, MN 5,272 45.3%
66 Northfield, MN 20,297 44.5%
67 Faribault, MN 23,577 44.5%
68 Moorhead, MN 41,801 44.1%
69 Winona, MN 27,153 43.6%
70 North Mankato, MN 13,583 43.6%
71 St. Peter, MN 11,682 43.6%
72 Mankato, MN 41,241 42.9%
73 Austin, MN 24,882 42.0%
74 Anoka, MN 17,374 40.6%
75 St. Francis, MN 7,475 40.6%
76 Coon Rapids, MN 62,342 40.6%
77 Fridley, MN 27,573 40.6%
78 Blaine, MN 62,453 40.6%
79 Spring Lake Park, MN 6,535 40.6%
80 Lino Lakes, MN 20,950 40.6%
81 Oak Grove, MN 8,453 40.6%
82 Andover, MN 32,257 40.6%
83 Ramsey, MN 25,853 40.6%
84 Ham Lake, MN 16,119 40.6%
85 East Bethel, MN 11,733 40.6%
86 Columbia Heights, MN 19,823 40.6%
87 Bemidji, MN 14,803 40.3%
88 Morris, MN 5,326 39.2%
89 La Crescent, MN 5,046 39.1%
90 Waconia, MN 11,751 38.6%
91 Chaska, MN 25,578 38.6%
92 Victoria, MN 8,679 38.6%
93 Chanhassen, MN 25,108 38.6%
94 Prior Lake, MN 25,452 38.0%
95 Savage, MN 30,011 38.0%
96 Jordan, MN 6,079 38.0%
97 Belle Plaine, MN 6,935 38.0%
98 Shakopee, MN 40,024 38.0%
99 New Prague, MN 7,598 38.0%
100 Grand Rapids, MN 11,099 37.8%

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