These Are The 10 Most Liberal Cities In Montana


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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 Montana? And specifically, which cities have the highest number of liberal voters in Treasure State.

After analyzing every single city in Montana with populations greater than 2,000, these are the 10 most liberal cities in the state:

  1. Cut Bank
  2. Hardin
  3. Missoula (Photos)
  4. Wolf Point
  5. Havre (Photos)
  6. East Helena
  7. Helena (Photos)
  8. Bozeman (Photos)
  9. Belgrade (Photos)
  10. Great Falls (Photos)

If you’re wondering, Sidney is the most conservative city of all in Montana.

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 Montana.

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How we determined the most liberal cities in Montana

We started by making a list of every place in Montana over 2,000 people based on the 2014 American Community Survey that aren’t ‘CDPs’. That left us with more than 32 places in Montana.

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 32, and the winner is ‘The Most Liberal City in Montana.’

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

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1. Cut Bank

Cut Bank, Montana

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 2,985
Percent Liberal: 65.68%

2. Hardin

Hardin, Montana

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 3,754
Percent Liberal: 62.3%

3. Missoula

Missoula, Montana

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 69,190
Percent Liberal: 57.35%

4. Wolf Point

Wolf Point, Montana

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 2,755
Percent Liberal: 56.81%

5. Havre

Havre, Montana

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 9,790
Percent Liberal: 49.86%

6. East Helena


Population: 2,306
Percent Liberal: 46.88%

7. Helena

Helena, Montana

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 29,600
Percent Liberal: 46.88%

8. Bozeman

Bozeman, Montana

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 40,319
Percent Liberal: 45.84%

9. Belgrade

Belgrade, Montana

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 7,738
Percent Liberal: 45.84%

10. Great Falls

Great Falls, Montana

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 59,563
Percent Liberal: 44.05%

Summing Up The Liberal Pie

Well there you have it, the places in Montana that have the highest number of liberals per capita, with Cut Bank ranking as the least conservative in the entire state.

If you’re curious, here are the most conservative cities in Montana:

  1. Sidney
  2. Columbus
  3. Lewistown

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Detailed List Of The Most Liberal Cities In Montana

City Rank Population % Liberal
Cut Bank 1 2,985 65.68%
Hardin 2 3,754 62.3%
Missoula 3 69,190 57.35%
Wolf Point 4 2,755 56.81%
Havre 5 9,790 49.86%
East Helena 6 2,306 46.88%
Helena 7 29,600 46.88%
Bozeman 8 40,319 45.84%
Belgrade 9 7,738 45.84%
Great Falls 10 59,563 44.05%
Polson 11 4,643 43.63%
Livingston 12 7,136 43.15%
Colstrip 13 2,289 40.36%
Laurel 14 6,933 38.37%
Billings 15 108,134 38.37%
Red Lodge 16 2,236 36.7%
Glasgow 17 3,376 35.89%
Conrad 18 2,604 35.86%
Miles City 19 8,627 34.17%
Stevensville 20 2,048 32.8%
Hamilton 21 4,501 32.8%
Deer Lodge 22 3,056 31.98%
Kalispell 23 21,142 31.95%
Columbia Falls 24 4,856 31.95%
Whitefish 25 6,692 31.95%
Libby 26 2,671 28.71%
Dillon 27 4,193 28.49%
Shelby 28 3,272 27.69%
Glendive 29 5,284 27.56%
Lewistown 30 5,883 27.01%
Columbus 31 2,181 26.54%
Sidney 32 6,216 21.56%

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