These Are The 10 Most Liberal Cities In New Jersey


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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 Jersey? And specifically, which cities have the highest number of liberal voters in Garden State.

After analyzing every single city in New Jersey with populations greater than 5,000, these are the 10 most liberal cities in the state:

  1. Newark (Photos)
  2. Glen Ridge (Photos)
  3. Roseland
  4. East Orange (Photos)
  5. Caldwell (Photos)
  6. North Caldwell
  7. Kearny (Photos)
  8. Harrison (Photos)
  9. West New York (Photos)
  10. Secaucus (Photos)

If you’re wondering, Hopatcong is the most conservative city of all in New Jersey.

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 Jersey.

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How we determined the most liberal cities in New Jersey

We started by making a list of every place in New Jersey over 5,000 people based on the 2014 American Community Survey that aren’t ‘CDPs’. That left us with more than 185 places in New Jersey.

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 185, and the winner is ‘The Most Liberal City in New Jersey.’

Let’s go through these liberal places, shall we?

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1. Newark

Newark, New Jersey

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 279,793
Percent Liberal: 78.03%

2. Glen Ridge

Glen Ridge, New Jersey

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 7,607
Percent Liberal: 78.03%

3. Roseland


Population: 5,853
Percent Liberal: 78.03%

4. East Orange

East Orange, New Jersey

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 64,578
Percent Liberal: 78.03%

5. Caldwell

Caldwell, New Jersey

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 7,902
Percent Liberal: 78.03%

6. North Caldwell


Population: 6,415
Percent Liberal: 78.03%

7. Kearny

Kearny, New Jersey

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 41,866
Percent Liberal: 77.52%

8. Harrison

Harrison, New Jersey

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 14,629
Percent Liberal: 77.52%

9. West New York

West New York, New Jersey

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 51,860
Percent Liberal: 77.52%

10. Secaucus

Secaucus, New Jersey

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 18,170
Percent Liberal: 77.52%

Summing Up The Liberal Pie

Well there you have it, the places in New Jersey that have the highest number of liberals per capita, with Newark ranking as the least conservative in the entire state.

If you’re curious, here are the most conservative cities in New Jersey:

  1. Hopatcong
  2. Newton
  3. Point Pleasant

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Detailed List Of The Most Liberal Cities In New Jersey

City Rank Population % Liberal
Newark 1 279,793 78.03%
Glen Ridge 2 7,607 78.03%
Roseland 3 5,853 78.03%
East Orange 4 64,578 78.03%
Caldwell 5 7,902 78.03%
North Caldwell 6 6,415 78.03%
Kearny 7 41,866 77.52%
Harrison 8 14,629 77.52%
West New York 9 51,860 77.52%
Secaucus 10 18,170 77.52%
Guttenberg 11 11,595 77.52%
Hoboken 12 52,452 77.52%
Bayonne 13 65,378 77.52%
Union City 14 68,656 77.52%
Jersey City 15 259,651 77.52%
Lindenwold 16 17,492 68.17%
Pine Hill 17 10,419 68.17%
Haddonfield 18 11,474 68.17%
Berlin 19 7,618 68.17%
Runnemede 20 8,414 68.17%
Haddon Heights 21 7,497 68.17%
Stratford 22 7,007 68.17%
Barrington 23 6,877 68.17%
Gloucester City 24 11,386 68.17%
Audubon 25 8,772 68.17%
Bellmawr 26 11,507 68.17%
Collingswood 27 13,925 68.17%
Somerdale 28 5,298 68.17%
Camden 29 76,904 68.17%
Trenton 30 84,632 67.99%
Elizabeth 31 127,759 66.6%
Roselle Park 32 13,555 66.6%
Roselle 33 21,466 66.6%
Linden 34 41,322 66.6%
Kenilworth 35 8,104 66.6%
Plainfield 36 50,678 66.6%
Fanwood 37 7,479 66.6%
Summit 38 21,869 66.6%
Mountainside 39 6,832 66.6%
Rahway 40 28,644 66.6%
Westfield 41 30,552 66.6%
New Providence 42 12,355 66.6%
Passaic 43 70,618 63.7%
Totowa 44 10,931 63.7%
Clifton 45 85,552 63.7%
Pompton Lakes 46 11,179 63.7%
Paterson 47 146,987 63.7%
North Haledon 48 8,507 63.7%
Bloomingdale 49 7,933 63.7%
Ringwood 50 12,387 63.7%
Woodland Park 51 12,267 63.7%
Prospect Park 52 5,924 63.7%
Wanaque 53 11,617 63.7%
Hawthorne 54 18,989 63.7%
Haledon 55 8,412 63.7%
Middlesex 56 13,831 63.24%
South Amboy 57 8,787 63.24%
Spotswood 58 8,413 63.24%
Dunellen 59 7,368 63.24%
Sayreville 60 44,051 63.24%
Metuchen 61 13,765 63.24%
Carteret 62 23,965 63.24%
New Brunswick 63 56,338 63.24%
Perth Amboy 64 52,179 63.24%
Highland Park 65 14,263 63.24%
Jamesburg 66 5,978 63.24%
South River 67 16,274 63.24%
South Plainfield 68 23,871 63.24%
Bridgeton 69 25,201 61.59%
Vineland 70 60,987 61.59%
Millville 71 28,515 61.59%
Burlington 72 9,868 58.53%
Palmyra 73 7,356 58.53%
Margate City 74 6,304 57.96%
Somers Point 75 10,776 57.96%
Ventnor City 76 10,593 57.96%
Hammonton 77 14,735 57.96%
Pleasantville 78 20,518 57.96%
Northfield 79 8,597 57.96%
Absecon 80 8,394 57.96%
Linwood 81 7,036 57.96%
Brigantine 82 9,347 57.96%
Atlantic City 83 39,547 57.96%
Oakland 84 13,003 55.2%
Ridgefield Park 85 12,969 55.2%
Cliffside Park 86 24,493 55.2%
Ramsey 87 14,889 55.2%
Hackensack 88 44,035 55.2%
Fort Lee 89 36,251 55.2%
Fair Lawn 90 33,164 55.2%
Garfield 91 31,265 55.2%
Englewood 92 27,992 55.2%
Bergenfield 93 27,339 55.2%
Paramus 94 26,760 55.2%
Tenafly 95 14,788 55.2%
Ridgewood 96 25,370 55.2%
Hasbrouck Heights 97 12,100 55.2%
Palisades Park 98 20,364 55.2%
Elmwood Park 99 19,959 55.2%
Rutherford 100 18,434 55.2%

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