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:
- Cut Bank
- Missoula (Photos)
- Wolf Point
- Havre (Photos)
- East Helena
- Helena (Photos)
- Bozeman (Photos)
- Belgrade (Photos)
- 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.
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?
1. Cut Bank
Population: 2,985Percent Liberal: 65.68%
Population: 3,754Percent Liberal: 62.3%
Population: 69,190Percent Liberal: 57.35%
4. Wolf Point
Population: 2,755Percent Liberal: 56.81%
Population: 9,790Percent Liberal: 49.86%
6. East Helena
Population: 2,306 Percent Liberal: 46.88%
Population: 29,600Percent Liberal: 46.88%
Population: 40,319Percent Liberal: 45.84%
Population: 7,738Percent Liberal: 45.84%
10. Great Falls
Population: 59,563Percent 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:
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Detailed List Of The Most Liberal Cities In Montana