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 Granite State?
In order to do so, we turned our sites on measuring how each city in New Hampshire 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, Laconia is the most conservative city in New Hampshire 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 New Hampshire.
And if you already knew these places were liberal, check out some more reading about New Hampshire and the most lberal places in the country:
How we determined the most liberal cities in New Hampshire for 2019
We started by making a list of every city in New Hampshire over 5,000 people based on the 2013-2017 American Community Survey (The most recent data). That left us with 25 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 25 for each of the criteria where number one was the most liberal.
The winner, Hanover, is “The Most liberal City in New Hampshire For 2019”.
Let’s go through these liberal places, shall we?
The 10 Most liberal Places In New Hampshire For 2019
Hanover is a town along the Connecticut River in Grafton County, New Hampshire, United States. The population was 11,260 at the 2010 census. CNN and Money magazine rated Hanover the sixth best place to live in America in 2011, and the second best in 2007. “This just might be the best college town,” read the headline of a story in the January-February 2017 issue of Yankee.
Lebanon locally is a city in Grafton County, New Hampshire, United States. The population was 13,151 at the 2010 census and an estimated 13,513 as of 2016. Lebanon is located in western New Hampshire, south of Hanover, near the Connecticut River. It is the home to Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center and Dartmouth Medical School, together comprising the largest medical facility between Boston, Massachusetts and Burlington, Vermont.
Keene is a city in Cheshire County, New Hampshire, United States. The population was 23,409 at the 2010 census. It is the seat of Cheshire County.
Dover is a city in Strafford County, New Hampshire, United States. The population was 29,987 at the 2010 census, the largest in the New Hampshire Seacoast region. The population was estimated at 31,153 in 2016. It is the county seat of Strafford County, and home to Wentworth-Douglass Hospital, the Woodman Institute Museum, and the Children’s Museum of New Hampshire.
Somersworth is a city in Strafford County, New Hampshire, United States. The population was 11,766 at the 2010 census. Somersworth has the smallest area and third-lowest population of New Hampshire’s 13 cities.
Durham is a town in Strafford County, New Hampshire, United States. The population was 14,638 at the 2010 census. Durham is home to the University of New Hampshire.
Rochester is a city in Strafford County, New Hampshire, United States. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 29,752, and in 2016 the estimated population was 30,345. The city includes the villages of East Rochester, Gonic, and North Rochester. Rochester is home to Skyhaven Airport
Concord is the capital city of the U.S. state of New Hampshire and the county seat of Merrimack County. As of the 2010 census, its population was 42,695.
Summing Up The Liberal Snowflakes in New Hampshire
Well there you have it, the places in New Hampshire that have the highest number of liberals per capita, with Hanover ranking as the least conservative in the entire state.
If you’re curious, here are the least liberal cities in New Hampshire:
For more New Hampshire reading, check out:
- 10 Best Places To Live In New Hampshire
- These Are The 10 Best Counties To Live In New Hampshire
- 10 Cheapest Places To Live In New Hampshire
- 10 Best Places To Raise A Family In New Hampshire
- These Are The 10 Best Places To Retire In New Hampshire
- These Are The 10 Richest Cities In New Hampshire
- 10 Safest Places In New Hampshire
- 10 Worst Places To Live In New Hampshire
Detailed List Of The Most Liberal Places In New Hampshire
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