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.
Here are the 10 most liberal places in Missouri for 2019:
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:
- Percentage Of Registered Democrats
- # Of Contributions To Democrats Per Capita
- $ 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 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 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 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.
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.
Percent Democrat: 55.5%
$ Democrat Amount Per Capita: $11.81
# Democrat Contributions Per Capita: 0.14
More on Lee’s Summit: Data
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 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 is a city in Jackson County, Missouri, United States. The population was 24,475 at the 2010 census.
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.
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:
- West Plains
For more Missouri reading, check out:
- 10 Best Places To Live In Missouri
- These Are The 10 Best Counties To Live In Missouri
- 10 Cheapest Places To Live In Missouri
- 10 Best Places To Raise A Family In Missouri
- These Are The 10 Best Places To Retire In Missouri
- These Are The 10 Richest Cities In Missouri
- 10 Safest Places In Missouri
- 10 Worst Places To Live In Missouri