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 Nebraska? And specifically, which cities have the highest number of liberal voters in Cornhusker State.
After analyzing every single city in Nebraska with populations greater than 5,000, these are the 10 most liberal cities in the state:
- Lincoln (Photos)
- South Sioux City (Photos)
- Omaha (Photos)
- Ralston (Photos)
- Crete (Photos)
- Beatrice (Photos)
- Fremont (Photos)
- Bellevue (Photos)
- Papillion (Photos)
- La Vista (Photos)
If you’re wondering, McCook is the most conservative city of all in Nebraska.
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 Nebraska.
How we determined the most liberal cities in Nebraska
We started by making a list of every place in Nebraska over 5,000 people based on the 2014 American Community Survey that aren’t ‘CDPs’. That left us with more than 32 places in Nebraska.
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 Nebraska.’
Let’s go through these liberal places, shall we?
Population: 269,726Percent Liberal: 48.7%
2. South Sioux City
Population: 13,315Percent Liberal: 47.62%
Population: 440,034Percent Liberal: 47.54%
Population: 5,997Percent Liberal: 47.54%
Population: 7,080Percent Liberal: 46.17%
Population: 12,355Percent Liberal: 40.4%
Population: 26,483Percent Liberal: 37.95%
Population: 54,067Percent Liberal: 37.31%
Population: 19,463Percent Liberal: 37.31%
10. La Vista
Population: 16,895Percent Liberal: 37.31%
Summing Up The Liberal Pie
Well there you have it, the places in Nebraska that have the highest number of liberals per capita, with Lincoln ranking as the least conservative in the entire state.
If you’re curious, here are the most conservative cities in Nebraska:
For more Nebraska reading , check out:
- These Are The 10 Snobbiest Places In Nebraska – RoadSnacks
- These Are The 10 Most Redneck Cities In Nebraska – RoadSnacks
- 10 Small Towns in Nebraska Where Youâ??d Never Want To Live – RoadSnacks
Detailed List Of The Most Liberal Cities In Nebraska
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