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 Minnesota? And specifically, which cities have the highest number of liberal voters in North Star State.
After analyzing every single city in Minnesota with populations greater than 5,000, these are the 10 most liberal cities in the state:
- White Bear Lake (Photos)
- Arden Hills (Photos)
- Little Canada
- North St. Paul (Photos)
- Mounds View (Photos)
- Vadnais Heights (Photos)
- St. Paul (Photos)
- New Brighton
- Falcon Heights (Photos)
- Maplewood (Photos)
If you’re wondering, Little Falls is the most conservative city of all in Minnesota.
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.
How we determined the most liberal cities in Minnesota
We started by making a list of every place in Minnesota over 5,000 people based on the 2014 American Community Survey that aren’t ‘CDPs’. That left us with more than 143 places in Minnesota.
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 143, and the winner is ‘The Most Liberal City in Minnesota.’
Let’s go through these liberal places, shall we?
1. White Bear Lake
Population: 24,709Percent Liberal: 66.33%
2. Arden Hills
Population: 9,797Percent Liberal: 66.33%
3. Little Canada
Population: 10,120 Percent Liberal: 66.33%
4. North St. Paul
Population: 11,966Percent Liberal: 66.33%
5. Mounds View
Population: 12,584Percent Liberal: 66.33%
6. Vadnais Heights
Population: 12,968Percent Liberal: 66.33%
7. St. Paul
Population: 295,043Percent Liberal: 66.33%
8. New Brighton
Population: 22,080 Percent Liberal: 66.33%
9. Falcon Heights
Population: 5,484Percent Liberal: 66.33%
Population: 39,775Percent Liberal: 66.33%
Summing Up The Liberal Pie
Well there you have it, the places in Minnesota that have the highest number of liberals per capita, with White Bear Lake ranking as the least conservative in the entire state.
If you’re curious, here are the most conservative cities in Minnesota:
- Little Falls
For more Minnesota reading , check out:
- These Are The 10 Most Boring Places In Minnesota – RoadSnacks
- These Are The 10 Most Redneck Cities In Minnesota – RoadSnacks
- These Are The 10 Drunkest Places In Minnesota – RoadSnacks
Detailed List Of The Most Liberal Cities In Minnesota
|White Bear Lake||1|
|North St. Paul||4|
|St. Louis Park||29|
|Inver Grove Heights||56|
|South St. Paul||63|
|West St. Paul||65|
|St. Paul Park||75|
|Spring Lake Park||86|
|Thief River Falls||94|
|East Grand Forks||96|