These Are The 10 Most Liberal Cities In New Hampshire


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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 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:

  1. Keene (Photos)
  2. Lebanon (Photos)
  3. Berlin (Photos)
  4. Somersworth
  5. Rochester
  6. Dover
  7. Claremont (Photos)
  8. Franklin (Photos)
  9. Concord (Photos)
  10. 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.

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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?

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1. Keene

Keene, New Hampshire

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 23,403
Percent Liberal: 61.36%

2. Lebanon

Lebanon, New Hampshire

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 13,535
Percent Liberal: 60.85%

3. Berlin

Berlin, New Hampshire

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 9,580
Percent Liberal: 57.93%

4. Somersworth

Somersworth, New Hampshire

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 11,778
Percent Liberal: 56.32%

5. Rochester

Rochester, New Hampshire

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 29,954
Percent Liberal: 56.32%

6. Dover

Dover, New Hampshire

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 30,534
Percent Liberal: 56.32%

7. Claremont

Claremont, New Hampshire

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 13,076
Percent Liberal: 55.71%

8. Franklin

Franklin, New Hampshire

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 8,460
Percent Liberal: 55.59%

9. Concord

Concord, New Hampshire

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 42,537
Percent Liberal: 55.59%

10. Nashua

Nashua, New Hampshire

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 87,110
Percent 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:

  1. Laconia
  2. Portsmouth
  3. Manchester

For more New Hampshire reading , check out:

Detailed List Of The Most Liberal Cities In New Hampshire

City Rank Population % Liberal
Keene 1 23,403 61.36%
Lebanon 2 13,535 60.85%
Berlin 3 9,580 57.93%
Somersworth 4 11,778 56.32%
Rochester 5 29,954 56.32%
Dover 6 30,534 56.32%
Claremont 7 13,076 55.71%
Franklin 8 8,460 55.59%
Concord 9 42,537 55.59%
Nashua 10 87,110 49.74%
Manchester 11 110,139 49.74%
Portsmouth 12 21,426 47.03%
Laconia 13 16,075 46.89%

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