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 Mississippi? And specifically, which cities have the highest number of liberal voters in Magnolia State.
After analyzing every single city in Mississippi with populations greater than 5,000, these are the 10 most liberal cities in the state:
- Clarksdale (Photos)
- Indianola (Photos)
- Jackson (Photos)
- Clinton (Photos)
- Greenwood (Photos)
- Greenville (Photos)
- Cleveland (Photos)
- West Point (Photos)
- Holly Springs (Photos)
If you’re wondering, Picayune is the most conservative city of all in Mississippi.
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.
How we determined the most liberal cities in Mississippi
We started by making a list of every place in Mississippi over 5,000 people based on the 2014 American Community Survey that aren’t ‘CDPs’. That left us with more than 62 places in Mississippi.
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 62, and the winner is ‘The Most Liberal City in Mississippi.’
Let’s go through these liberal places, shall we?
Population: 17,314Percent Liberal: 73.87%
Population: 10,281Percent Liberal: 73.02%
Population: 11,592 Percent Liberal: 71.47%
Population: 173,212Percent Liberal: 71.47%
Population: 25,475Percent Liberal: 71.47%
Population: 15,734Percent Liberal: 71.39%
Population: 33,119Percent Liberal: 70.92%
Population: 12,339Percent Liberal: 68.59%
9. West Point
Population: 11,122Percent Liberal: 60.62%
10. Holly Springs
Population: 7,572Percent Liberal: 59.42%
Summing Up The Liberal Pie
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 most conservative cities in Mississippi:
- Bay St. Louis
For more Mississippi reading , check out:
- These Are The 10 Snobbiest Places In Mississippi – RoadSnacks
- These Are The 10 Most Dangerous Cities In Mississippi – RoadSnacks
- These Are The 10 Drunkest Cities In Mississippi – RoadSnacks
Detailed List Of The Most Liberal Cities In Mississippi
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