These Are The 10 Most Liberal Cities In Minnesota


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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:

  1. White Bear Lake (Photos)
  2. Arden Hills (Photos)
  3. Little Canada
  4. North St. Paul (Photos)
  5. Mounds View (Photos)
  6. Vadnais Heights (Photos)
  7. St. Paul (Photos)
  8. New Brighton
  9. Falcon Heights (Photos)
  10. 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.

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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?

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1. White Bear Lake

White Bear Lake, Minnesota

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 24,709
Percent Liberal: 66.33%

2. Arden Hills

Arden Hills, Minnesota

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 9,797
Percent Liberal: 66.33%

3. Little Canada


Population: 10,120
Percent Liberal: 66.33%

4. North St. Paul

North St. Paul, Minnesota

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 11,966
Percent Liberal: 66.33%

5. Mounds View

Mounds View, Minnesota

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 12,584
Percent Liberal: 66.33%

6. Vadnais Heights

Vadnais Heights, Minnesota

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 12,968
Percent Liberal: 66.33%

7. St. Paul

St. Paul, Minnesota

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 295,043
Percent Liberal: 66.33%

8. New Brighton


Population: 22,080
Percent Liberal: 66.33%

9. Falcon Heights

Falcon Heights, Minnesota

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 5,484
Percent Liberal: 66.33%

10. Maplewood

Maplewood, Minnesota

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 39,775
Percent 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:

  1. Little Falls
  2. Fairmont
  3. Hutchinson

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Detailed List Of The Most Liberal Cities In Minnesota

City Rank Population % Liberal
White Bear Lake 1 24,709 66.33%
Arden Hills 2 9,797 66.33%
Little Canada 3 10,120 66.33%
North St. Paul 4 11,966 66.33%
Mounds View 5 12,584 66.33%
Vadnais Heights 6 12,968 66.33%
St. Paul 7 295,043 66.33%
New Brighton 8 22,080 66.33%
Falcon Heights 9 5,484 66.33%
Maplewood 10 39,775 66.33%
Shoreview 11 25,951 66.33%
Roseville 12 34,948 66.33%
Hermantown 13 9,627 63.48%
Hibbing 14 16,284 63.48%
Chisholm 15 5,006 63.48%
Virginia 16 8,658 63.48%
Duluth 17 86,178 63.48%
Bloomington 18 85,826 62.34%
Brooklyn Park 19 78,195 62.34%
Plymouth 20 73,896 62.34%
Rogers 21 12,002 62.34%
Maple Grove 22 65,687 62.34%
Eden Prairie 23 62,626 62.34%
Brooklyn Center 24 30,684 62.34%
Richfield 25 36,059 62.34%
Hopkins 26 17,992 62.34%
New Hope 27 20,775 62.34%
Golden Valley 28 20,866 62.34%
St. Louis Park 29 47,043 62.34%
Crystal 30 22,607 62.34%
Champlin 31 23,731 62.34%
Mound 32 9,249 62.34%
Edina 33 49,373 62.34%
Minnetonka 34 51,249 62.34%
Robbinsdale 35 14,289 62.34%
Minneapolis 36 399,950 62.34%
Medina 37 5,378 62.34%
Corcoran 38 5,521 62.34%
Minnetrista 39 6,810 62.34%
Orono 40 7,795 62.34%
Shorewood 41 7,509 62.34%
Cloquet 42 12,071 61.78%
Austin 43 24,687 60.03%
Albert Lea 44 17,843 55.82%
Winona 45 27,437 55.01%
Grand Rapids 46 10,996 53.73%
Bemidji 47 14,417 53.59%
International Falls 48 6,270 53.44%
Mankato 49 40,557 53.0%
Faribault 50 23,509 52.85%
Northfield 51 20,309 52.85%
Moorhead 52 40,935 52.65%
St. Peter 53 11,492 52.58%
North Mankato 54 13,438 52.58%
Mendota Heights 55 11,172 50.37%
Inver Grove Heights 56 34,417 50.37%
Rosemount 57 22,741 50.37%
Apple Valley 58 50,309 50.37%
Hastings 59 22,423 50.37%
Lakeville 60 58,592 50.37%
Farmington 61 22,159 50.37%
Burnsville 62 61,255 50.37%
South St. Paul 63 20,413 50.37%
Eagan 64 65,424 50.37%
West St. Paul 65 19,709 50.37%
Byron 66 5,105 50.23%
Rochester 67 110,275 50.23%
Stewartville 68 6,006 50.23%
Montevideo 69 5,240 49.72%
Lake Elmo 70 8,199 49.39%
Mahtomedi 71 7,999 49.39%
Cottage Grove 72 35,405 49.39%
Hugo 73 14,053 49.39%
Stillwater 74 18,677 49.39%
St. Paul Park 75 5,341 49.39%
Woodbury 76 65,667 49.39%
Oakdale 77 27,850 49.39%
Forest Lake 78 19,170 49.39%
Morris 79 5,349 48.51%
Fridley 80 27,592 47.52%
Ramsey 81 24,846 47.52%
Andover 82 31,553 47.52%
Blaine 83 60,224 47.52%
Lino Lakes 84 20,819 47.52%
Coon Rapids 85 61,946 47.52%
Spring Lake Park 86 6,504 47.52%
Oak Grove 87 8,215 47.52%
Anoka 88 17,244 47.52%
East Bethel 89 11,625 47.52%
Columbia Heights 90 19,632 47.52%
St. Francis 91 7,340 47.52%
Ham Lake 92 15,714 47.52%
Red Wing 93 16,484 47.33%
Thief River Falls 94 8,711 46.4%
Crookston 95 7,847 46.1%
East Grand Forks 96 8,611 46.1%
Lake City 97 5,111 46.03%
Willmar 98 19,685 45.68%
Owatonna 99 25,552 45.52%
Waseca 100 9,324 44.83%

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