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 Missouri? And specifically, which cities have the highest number of liberal voters in Show Me State.
After analyzing every single city in Missouri with populations greater than 5,000, these are the 10 most liberal cities in the state:
- St. Louis (Photos)
- Kansas City (Photos)
- Grandview (Photos)
- Raytown (Photos)
- Grain Valley
- Oak Grove
- Blue Springs
- Lee’S Summit
- Independence (Photos)
If you’re wondering, Dexter is the most conservative city of all in Missouri.
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 Missouri.
How we determined the most liberal cities in Missouri
We started by making a list of every place in Missouri over 5,000 people based on the 2014 American Community Survey that aren’t ‘CDPs’. That left us with more than 129 places in Missouri.
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 129, and the winner is ‘The Most Liberal City in Missouri.’
Let’s go through these liberal places, shall we?
1. St. Louis
Population: 317,850Percent Liberal: 82.71%
2. Kansas City
Population: 467,990Percent Liberal: 59.04%
Population: 24,997Percent Liberal: 59.04%
Population: 29,486Percent Liberal: 59.04%
5. Grain Valley
Population: 13,134 Percent Liberal: 59.04%
6. Oak Grove
Population: 7,839Percent Liberal: 59.04%
7. Blue Springs
Population: 53,364Percent Liberal: 59.04%
8. Lee’S Summit
Population: 93,618 Percent Liberal: 59.04%
Population: 117,192Percent Liberal: 59.04%
Population: 5,400 Percent Liberal: 59.04%
Summing Up The Liberal Pie
Well there you have it, the places in Missouri that have the highest number of liberals per capita, with St. Louis ranking as the least conservative in the entire state.
If you’re curious, here are the most conservative cities in Missouri:
For more Missouri reading , check out:
- These Are The 10 Most Ghetto Cities In Missouri – RoadSnacks
- These Are The 10 Dumbest Cities In Missouri – RoadSnacks
- These Are The 10 Murder Capitals Of Missouri – RoadSnacks
Detailed List Of The Most Liberal Cities In Missouri
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