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 Magnolia State?
In order to do so, we turned our sites on measuring how each city in Mississippi 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, Picayune is the most conservative city in Mississippi 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 Mississippi.
And if you already knew these places were liberal, check out some more reading about Mississippi and the most lberal places in the country:
How we determined the most liberal cities in Mississippi for 2019
We started by making a list of every city in Mississippi over 5,000 people based on the 2013-2017 American Community Survey (The most recent data). That left us with 62 cities and towns.
We then measured the voting record and donation data to determine which places lean the most rightward in their allegiances by:
- Percentage Of Registered Democrats
- # Of Contributions To Democrats Per Capita
- $ Amount Contributed To Democrats Per Capita
Next, we ranked each city from 1 to 62 for each of the criteria where number one was the most liberal.
The winner, Clarksdale, is “The Most liberal City in Mississippi For 2019”.
Let’s go through these liberal places, shall we?
The 10 Most liberal Places In Mississippi For 2019
Clarksdale is a city in Coahoma County, Mississippi, United States, and seat of the county.
Clinton is a city in Hinds County, Mississippi, United States. Situated in the Jackson metropolitan area, it is the tenth largest city in Mississippi. The population was 25,216 at the 2010 United States Census.
Percent Democrat: 71.1%
$ Democrat Amount Per Capita: $5.79
# Democrat Contributions Per Capita: 0.15
More on Byram: Data
Byram is a city in Hinds County, Mississippi, United States. The population was 11,489 as of the 2010 census, up from 7,386 at the 2000 census, at which time it was an unincorporated census-designated place. It is part of the Jackson Metropolitan Statistical Area. It was incorporated for a second time in its history on June 16, 2009.
Jackson, officially the City of Jackson, is the capital city and largest urban center of the U.S. state of Mississippi. It is the primary seat of Hinds County, equally sharing its county power with Raymond, Mississippi. The City of Jackson also owns more than 3,000 acres comprising Jackson-Medgar Evers International Airport in Rankin County. Jackson is on the Pearl River, which drains into the Gulf of Mexico, and it is part of the Jackson Prairie region of the state. The city is named after General Andrew Jackson, who was honored for his role in the Battle of New Orleans during the War of 1812 and later served as U.S. president.
Indianola is a city in Sunflower County, Mississippi, United States, in the Mississippi Delta. The population was 12,066 at the 2000 census. It is the county seat of Sunflower County.
Greenwood is a city in and the county seat of Leflore County, Mississippi, located at the eastern edge of the Mississippi Delta, approximately 96 miles north of the state capital, Jackson, Mississippi, and 130 miles south of the riverport of Memphis, Tennessee. It was a center of cotton planter culture in the 19th century.
Greenville is a city in, and the county seat of, Washington County, Mississippi, United States. The population was 34,400 at the 2010 census. It is located in the area of historic cotton plantations and culture known as the Mississippi Delta.
Cleveland is a city in Bolivar County, Mississippi, United States. The population was 12,334 as of the 2010 United States Census.
Summing Up The Liberal Snowflakes in Mississippi
Well there you have it, the places in Mississippi that have the highest number of liberals per capita, with Clarksdale ranking as the least conservative in the entire state.
If you’re curious, here are the least liberal cities in Mississippi:
- New Albany
For more Mississippi reading, check out:
- 10 Best Places To Live In Mississippi
- These Are The 10 Best Counties To Live In Mississippi
- 10 Cheapest Places To Live In Mississippi
- 10 Best Places To Raise A Family In Mississippi
- These Are The 10 Best Places To Retire In Mississippi
- These Are The 10 Richest Cities In Mississippi
- 10 Safest Places In Mississippi
- 10 Worst Places To Live In Mississippi