These Are The 10 Most Liberal Cities In Mississippi 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 Mississippi.

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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 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.

Here are the 10 most liberal places in Mississippi for 2019:

  1. Clarksdale (Photos)
  2. Clinton (Photos)
  3. Byram
  4. Jackson (Photos)
  5. Indianola (Photos)
  6. Greenwood (Photos)
  7. Greenville (Photos)
  8. Cleveland (Photos)
  9. West Point (Photos)
  10. Natchez (Photos)

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:

  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 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, MS

Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 16,579
Percent Democrat: 71.6%
$ Democrat Amount Per Capita: $11.92
# Democrat Contributions Per Capita: 0.06
More on Clarksdale: PhotosData

Clarksdale is a city in Coahoma County, Mississippi, United States, and seat of the county.

Clinton, MS

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

7.5
/10

Population: 25,398
Percent Democrat: 71.1%
$ Democrat Amount Per Capita: $4.31
# Democrat Contributions Per Capita: 0.06
More on Clinton: PhotosData

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.

Overall SnackAbility

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/10

Population: 11,660
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, MS

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

3
/10

Population: 170,393
Percent Democrat: 71.1%
$ Democrat Amount Per Capita: $12.28
# Democrat Contributions Per Capita: 0.09
More on Jackson: PhotosData

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, MS

Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 9,805
Percent Democrat: 70.1%
$ Democrat Amount Per Capita: $0.32
# Democrat Contributions Per Capita: 0.01
More on Indianola: PhotosData

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, MS

Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 14,496
Percent Democrat: 69.9%
$ Democrat Amount Per Capita: $2.67
# Democrat Contributions Per Capita: 0.07
More on Greenwood: PhotosData

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, MS

Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 31,934
Percent Democrat: 67.6%
$ Democrat Amount Per Capita: $3.87
# Democrat Contributions Per Capita: 0.03
More on Greenville: PhotosData

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, MS

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 12,157
Percent Democrat: 65.4%
$ Democrat Amount Per Capita: $2.22
# Democrat Contributions Per Capita: 0.03
More on Cleveland: PhotosData

Cleveland is a city in Bolivar County, Mississippi, United States. The population was 12,334 as of the 2010 United States Census.

West Point, MS

Overall SnackAbility

3
/10

Population: 10,903
Percent Democrat: 57.2%
$ Democrat Amount Per Capita: $2.56
# Democrat Contributions Per Capita: 0.03
More on West Point: PhotosData

Natchez, MS

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

3
/10

Population: 15,191
Percent Democrat: 56.1%
$ Democrat Amount Per Capita: $16.33
# Democrat Contributions Per Capita: 0.22
More on Natchez: PhotosData

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:

  1. Picayune
  2. New Albany
  3. Corinth

For more Mississippi reading, check out:

Detailed List Of The Most Liberal Places In Mississippi

Rank City Population % Liberal
1 Clarksdale, MS 16,579 71.6%
2 Clinton, MS 25,398 71.1%
3 Byram, MS 11,660 71.1%
4 Jackson, MS 170,393 71.1%
5 Indianola, MS 9,805 70.1%
6 Greenwood, MS 14,496 69.9%
7 Greenville, MS 31,934 67.6%
8 Cleveland, MS 12,157 65.4%
9 West Point, MS 10,903 57.2%
10 Natchez, MS 15,191 56.1%
11 Holly Springs, MS 7,538 54.1%
12 Yazoo City, MS 11,189 53.3%
13 Batesville, MS 7,319 49.3%
14 Mccomb, MS 12,620 49.2%
15 Starkville, MS 24,954 48.9%
16 Vicksburg, MS 22,961 47.8%
17 Columbus, MS 24,409 46.0%
18 Louisville, MS 6,325 43.4%
19 Grenada, MS 12,719 42.1%
20 Hattiesburg, MS 46,495 41.7%
21 Petal, MS 10,669 41.7%
22 Madison, MS 25,350 40.6%
23 Oxford, MS 22,092 40.6%
24 Ridgeland, MS 24,312 40.6%
25 Forest, MS 5,679 40.6%
26 Canton, MS 12,800 40.6%
27 Kosciusko, MS 7,018 39.3%
28 Meridian, MS 39,213 38.2%
29 Amory, MS 7,028 34.8%
30 Aberdeen, MS 5,375 34.8%
31 Senatobia, MS 7,903 33.8%
32 Pass Christian, MS 5,475 33.4%
33 Biloxi, MS 45,328 33.4%
34 Long Beach, MS 15,446 33.4%
35 D’iberville, MS 11,150 33.4%
36 Gulfport, MS 71,318 33.4%
37 Columbia, MS 6,163 31.4%
38 Southaven, MS 52,434 31.1%
39 Horn Lake, MS 26,804 31.1%
40 Olive Branch, MS 36,033 31.1%
41 Hernando, MS 15,534 31.1%
42 Tupelo, MS 38,321 30.5%
43 Ocean Springs, MS 17,514 29.6%
44 Gautier, MS 18,555 29.6%
45 Pascagoula, MS 21,935 29.6%
46 Moss Point, MS 13,501 29.6%
47 Brookhaven, MS 12,289 29.3%
48 Laurel, MS 18,661 27.5%
49 Philadelphia, MS 7,334 25.7%
50 Flowood, MS 8,704 22.4%
51 Brandon, MS 23,421 22.4%
52 Pearl, MS 26,468 22.4%
53 Richland, MS 7,175 22.4%
54 Booneville, MS 8,757 20.9%
55 Ripley, MS 5,302 19.9%
56 Diamondhead, MS 8,200 19.0%
57 Waveland, MS 6,382 19.0%
58 Bay St. Louis, MS 11,918 19.0%
59 Pontotoc, MS 5,923 18.4%
60 Corinth, MS 14,727 18.2%
61 New Albany, MS 8,642 17.5%
62 Picayune, MS 10,528 16.5%