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 New Hampshire? And specifically, which cities have the highest number of liberal voters in Granite State.
After analyzing every single city in New Hampshire with populations greater than 2,000, these are the 10 most liberal cities in the state:
- Keene (Photos)
- Lebanon (Photos)
- Berlin (Photos)
- Claremont (Photos)
- Franklin (Photos)
- Concord (Photos)
- Nashua (Photos)
If you’re wondering, Laconia is the most conservative city of all in New Hampshire.
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.
How we determined the most liberal cities in New Hampshire
We started by making a list of every place in New Hampshire over 2,000 people based on the 2014 American Community Survey that aren’t ‘CDPs’. That left us with more than 13 places in New Hampshire.
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 13, and the winner is ‘The Most Liberal City in New Hampshire.’
Let’s go through these liberal places, shall we?
Population: 23,403Percent Liberal: 61.36%
Population: 13,535Percent Liberal: 60.85%
Population: 9,580Percent Liberal: 57.93%
Population: 11,778Percent Liberal: 56.32%
Population: 29,954Percent Liberal: 56.32%
Population: 30,534Percent Liberal: 56.32%
Population: 13,076Percent Liberal: 55.71%
Population: 8,460Percent Liberal: 55.59%
Population: 42,537Percent Liberal: 55.59%
Population: 87,110Percent Liberal: 49.74%
Summing Up The Liberal Pie
Well there you have it, the places in New Hampshire that have the highest number of liberals per capita, with Keene ranking as the least conservative in the entire state.
If you’re curious, here are the most conservative cities in New Hampshire:
For more New Hampshire reading , check out:
- These Are The 10 Snobbiest Places In New Hampshire – RoadSnacks
- These Are The 10 Most Dangerous Cities In New Hampshire – RoadSnacks
- These Are The 10 Most Redneck Cities In New Hampshire – RoadSnacks
Detailed List Of The Most Liberal Cities In New Hampshire