These Are The 10 Most Liberal Cities In Missouri 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 Missouri.

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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 Show Me State?

In order to do so, we turned our sites on measuring how each city in Missouri 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, Dexter is the most conservative city in Missouri 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 Missouri.

And if you already knew these places were liberal, check out some more reading about Missouri and the most lberal places in the country:

How we determined the most liberal cities in Missouri for 2019

We started by making a list of every city in Missouri over 5,000 people based on the 2013-2017 American Community Survey (The most recent data). That left us with 129 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 129 for each of the criteria where number one was the most liberal.

The winner, St. Louis, is “The Most liberal City in Missouri For 2019”.

Let’s go through these liberal places, shall we?

The 10 Most liberal Places In Missouri For 2019

St. Louis, MO

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Overall SnackAbility

4
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Population: 314,867
Percent Democrat: 78.7%
$ Democrat Amount Per Capita: $42.75
# Democrat Contributions Per Capita: 0.19
More on St. Louis: PhotosData

St. Louis is an independent city and major U.S. port in the state of Missouri, built along the western bank of the Mississippi River, on the border with Illinois. The city had an estimated 2016 population of 311,404, and is the cultural and economic center of the Greater St. Louis area, making it the largest metropolitan area in Missouri and the 19th-largest in the United States.

Raytown, MO

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6
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Population: 29,334
Percent Democrat: 55.5%
$ Democrat Amount Per Capita: $7.56
# Democrat Contributions Per Capita: 0.09
More on Raytown: PhotosData

Raytown is a city in Jackson County, Missouri, United States, and is a suburb of Kansas City. The population was at 29,526 in 2010 census. The mayor of Raytown is Michael McDonough.

Blue Springs, MO

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Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 54,036
Percent Democrat: 55.5%
$ Democrat Amount Per Capita: $16.43
# Democrat Contributions Per Capita: 0.13
More on Blue Springs: PhotosData

Blue Springs is a city located in the U.S. State of Missouri and within Jackson County. Blue Springs is located 19 miles east of downtown Kansas City, Missouri and is the eighth largest city in the Kansas City Metropolitan Area. As of the 2010 United States Census the population was 52,575, tying it for 10th largest city in the state of Missouri with St. Peters. In 2010, CNN/Money Magazine ranked Blue Springs 49th on its list of the 100 Best Places to Live in the United States.

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6
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Population: 5,771
Percent Democrat: 55.5%
$ Democrat Amount Per Capita: $3.22
# Democrat Contributions Per Capita: 0.1
More on Greenwood: Data

Greenwood is a city in Jackson and Cass counties in the U.S. state of Missouri. The population was 5,221 at the 2010 census.

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9
/10

Population: 95,270
Percent Democrat: 55.5%
$ Democrat Amount Per Capita: $11.81
# Democrat Contributions Per Capita: 0.14
More on Lee’s Summit: Data

Kansas City, MO

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Population: 476,974
Percent Democrat: 55.5%
$ Democrat Amount Per Capita: $27.33
# Democrat Contributions Per Capita: 0.18
More on Kansas City: PhotosData

Kansas City is the largest city in Missouri, United States. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the city had an estimated population of 481,420 in 2016, making it the 37th largest city by population in the United States. It is the central city of the Kansas City metropolitan area, which straddles the Kansas-Missouri border. Kansas City was founded in the 1830s as a Missouri River port at its confluence with the Kansas River coming in from the west. On June 1, 1850 the town of Kansas was incorporated; shortly after came the establishment of the Kansas Territory. Confusion between the two ensued and the name Kansas City was assigned to distinguish them soon thereafter.

Independence, MO

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5
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Population: 117,369
Percent Democrat: 55.5%
$ Democrat Amount Per Capita: $9.46
# Democrat Contributions Per Capita: 0.08
More on Independence: PhotosData

Independence is the fifth-largest city in the state of Missouri. It lies within Jackson County, of which it is the county seat. Independence is a satellite city of Kansas City, Missouri, and is part of the Kansas City metropolitan area. In 2010, it had a total population of 116,830.

Grandview, MO

Overall SnackAbility

5
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Population: 25,226
Percent Democrat: 55.5%
$ Democrat Amount Per Capita: $1.61
# Democrat Contributions Per Capita: 0.04
More on Grandview: PhotosData

Grandview is a city in Jackson County, Missouri, United States. The population was 24,475 at the 2010 census.

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8.5
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Population: 13,480
Percent Democrat: 55.5%
$ Democrat Amount Per Capita: $8.16
# Democrat Contributions Per Capita: 0.07
More on Grain Valley: Data

Grain Valley is a city in Jackson County, Missouri, in the United States. Grain Valley is located in the Kansas City Metropolitan Area and is a suburb of Kansas City, Missouri. It is approx. 23 miles east of Kansas City.

Oak Grove, MO

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Overall SnackAbility

6
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Population: 7,921
Percent Democrat: 55.5%
$ Democrat Amount Per Capita: $7.29
# Democrat Contributions Per Capita: 0.09
More on Oak Grove: PhotosData

Summing Up The Liberal Snowflakes in Missouri

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 least liberal cities in Missouri:

  1. Dexter
  2. Lebanon
  3. West Plains

For more Missouri reading, check out:

Detailed List Of The Most Liberal Places In Missouri

Rank City Population % Liberal
1 St. Louis, MO 314,867 78.7%
2 Raytown, MO 29,334 55.5%
3 Blue Springs, MO 54,036 55.5%
4 Greenwood, MO 5,771 55.5%
5 Lee’s Summit, MO 95,270 55.5%
6 Kansas City, MO 476,974 55.5%
7 Independence, MO 117,369 55.5%
8 Grandview, MO 25,226 55.5%
9 Grain Valley, MO 13,480 55.5%
10 Oak Grove, MO 7,921 55.5%
11 Jennings, MO 14,743 55.2%
12 Bellefontaine Neighbors, MO 10,751 55.2%
13 Overland, MO 15,901 55.2%
14 Maplewood, MO 7,975 55.2%
15 Hazelwood, MO 25,505 55.2%
16 University City, MO 34,922 55.2%
17 Manchester, MO 18,130 55.2%
18 St. John, MO 6,426 55.2%
19 Black Jack, MO 6,941 55.2%
20 Olivette, MO 7,830 55.2%
21 Ladue, MO 8,591 55.2%
22 Maryland Heights, MO 27,246 55.2%
23 Dellwood, MO 5,005 55.2%
24 St. Ann, MO 12,864 55.2%
25 Town And Country, MO 11,030 55.2%
26 Eureka, MO 10,554 55.2%
27 Ferguson, MO 20,927 55.2%
28 Ballwin, MO 30,388 55.2%
29 Crestwood, MO 11,921 55.2%
30 Des Peres, MO 8,536 55.2%
31 Florissant, MO 51,952 55.2%
32 Bridgeton, MO 11,712 55.2%
33 Sunset Hills, MO 8,511 55.2%
34 Richmond Heights, MO 8,466 55.2%
35 Webster Groves, MO 23,069 55.2%
36 Berkeley, MO 9,014 55.2%
37 Brentwood, MO 8,025 55.2%
38 Wildwood, MO 35,524 55.2%
39 Shrewsbury, MO 6,180 55.2%
40 Kirkwood, MO 27,659 55.2%
41 Ellisville, MO 9,463 55.2%
42 Creve Coeur, MO 18,259 55.2%
43 Clayton, MO 16,214 55.2%
44 Glendale, MO 5,919 55.2%
45 Valley Park, MO 6,939 55.2%
46 Chesterfield, MO 47,660 55.2%
47 Columbia, MO 118,620 49.0%
48 Smithville, MO 9,274 40.8%
49 Excelsior Springs, MO 11,555 40.8%
50 Liberty, MO 30,602 40.8%
51 Gladstone, MO 26,738 40.8%
52 Kearney, MO 9,469 40.8%
53 Parkville, MO 6,326 40.4%
54 Kirksville, MO 17,519 34.2%
55 St. Peters, MO 56,375 33.8%
56 St. Charles, MO 69,026 33.8%
57 Wentzville, MO 35,768 33.8%
58 Dardenne Prairie, MO 12,938 33.8%
59 O’fallon, MO 85,246 33.8%
60 Weldon Spring, MO 5,534 33.8%
61 Lake St. Louis, MO 15,371 33.8%
62 St. Joseph, MO 76,819 33.4%
63 Willard, MO 5,426 32.7%
64 Springfield, MO 165,785 32.7%
65 Battlefield, MO 5,986 32.7%
66 Republic, MO 15,890 32.7%
67 Caruthersville, MO 5,859 32.2%
68 Marshall, MO 12,865 30.1%
69 De Soto, MO 6,399 29.5%
70 Arnold, MO 21,102 29.5%
71 Festus, MO 11,910 29.5%
72 Pevely, MO 5,721 29.5%
73 Jefferson City, MO 43,092 29.0%
74 Belton, MO 23,299 28.9%
75 Harrisonville, MO 10,025 28.9%
76 Pleasant Hill, MO 8,321 28.9%
77 Raymore, MO 20,358 28.9%
78 Richmond, MO 5,609 28.2%
79 Charleston, MO 5,765 28.2%
80 Warrensburg, MO 19,890 27.8%
81 Maryville, MO 11,855 26.7%
82 Fulton, MO 12,807 25.8%
83 Rolla, MO 20,013 25.5%
84 Mexico, MO 11,528 25.4%
85 Odessa, MO 5,200 25.4%
86 Farmington, MO 18,047 25.1%
87 Bonne Terre, MO 7,138 25.1%
88 Park Hills, MO 8,592 25.1%
89 Cameron, MO 9,904 25.0%
90 Warrenton, MO 8,091 24.8%
91 Union, MO 11,041 24.5%
92 Pacific, MO 6,294 24.5%
93 Washington, MO 13,963 24.5%
94 Sullivan, MO 6,587 24.5%
95 Bowling Green, MO 5,479 24.3%
96 Boonville, MO 8,388 24.2%
97 Sedalia, MO 21,477 23.8%
98 Clinton, MO 9,088 23.8%
99 Hannibal, MO 17,551 23.1%
100 Jackson, MO 14,690 22.8%

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