These Are The 10 Most Liberal Cities In New Jersey For 2019


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Editor’s Note: We updated this article for 2019. This is our third time ranking the most liberal places to live in New Jersey.

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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 Garden State?

In order to do so, we turned our sites on measuring how each city in New Jersey 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.

Here are the 10 most liberal places in New Jersey for 2019:

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

If you’re wondering, Beachwood is the most conservative city in New Jersey 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 Jersey.

And if you already knew these places were liberal, check out some more reading about New Jersey and the most lberal places in the country:

How we determined the most liberal cities in New Jersey for 2019

We started by making a list of every city in New Jersey over 5,000 people based on the 2013-2017 American Community Survey (The most recent data). That left us with 182 cities and towns.

We then measured the voting record and donation data to determine which places lean the most rightward in their allegiances by:

  1. Percentage Of Registered Democrats
  2. # Of Contributions To Democrats Per Capita
  3. $ Amount Contributed To Democrats Per Capita

Next, we ranked each city from 1 to 182 for each of the criteria where number one was the most liberal.

The winner, North Caldwell, is “The Most liberal City in New Jersey For 2019”.

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

The 10 Most liberal Places In New Jersey For 2019

North Caldwell, NJ

Overall SnackAbility

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/10

Population: 6,637
Percent Democrat: 77.0%
$ Democrat Amount Per Capita: $97.13
# Democrat Contributions Per Capita: 0.51
More on North Caldwell: PhotosData

North Caldwell is a borough in northwestern Essex County, New Jersey, United States, and a suburb of New York City. As of the 2010 United States Census, the borough’s population was 6,183, reflecting a decline of 1,192 from the 7,375 counted in the 2000 Census, which had in turn increased by 669 from the 6,706 counted in the 1990 Census.

Overall SnackAbility

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Population: 5,907
Percent Democrat: 77.0%
$ Democrat Amount Per Capita: $60.69
# Democrat Contributions Per Capita: 0.12
More on Roseland: Data

Roseland is a borough in western Essex County, New Jersey, United States. As of the 2010 United States Census, the borough’s population was 5,819, reflecting an increase of 521 from the 5,298 counted in the 2000 Census, which had in turn increased by 451 from the 4,847 counted in the 1990 Census.

East Orange, NJ

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

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/10

Population: 65,151
Percent Democrat: 77.0%
$ Democrat Amount Per Capita: $3.79
# Democrat Contributions Per Capita: 0.02
More on East Orange: PhotosData

Newark, NJ

Overall SnackAbility

4
/10

Population: 282,803
Percent Democrat: 77.0%
$ Democrat Amount Per Capita: $2.83
# Democrat Contributions Per Capita: 0.02
More on Newark: PhotosData

Newark is the most populous city in the U.S. state of New Jersey and the seat of Essex County. As one of the nation’s major air, shipping, and rail hubs, the city had a population of 277,140 in 2010, making it the nation’s 67th-most populous municipality, after being ranked 63rd in the nation in 2000. For 2015, the Census Bureau’s Population Estimates Program calculated a population of 281,944, an increase of 1.7% from the 2010 enumeration, ranking the city the 70th largest in the nation. Newark is the second largest city in the New York metropolitan area, located approximately 8 miles west of lower Manhattan.

Glen Ridge, NJ

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

10
/10

Population: 7,668
Percent Democrat: 77.0%
$ Democrat Amount Per Capita: $38.54
# Democrat Contributions Per Capita: 0.28
More on Glen Ridge: PhotosData

Glen Ridge is a borough in Essex County, New Jersey, United States. As of the 2010 United States Census, the borough’s population was 7,527, reflecting an increase of 256 from the 7,271 counted in the 2000 Census, which had in turn increased by 195 from the 7,076 counted in the 1990 Census.

Caldwell, NJ

Overall SnackAbility

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/10

Population: 8,032
Percent Democrat: 77.0%
$ Democrat Amount Per Capita: $151.61
# Democrat Contributions Per Capita: 0.45
More on Caldwell: PhotosData

Caldwell is a borough located in northwestern Essex County, New Jersey, about 16 miles outside of New York City. As of the 2010 United States Census, the borough’s population was 7,822, reflecting an increase of 238 from the 7,584 counted in the 2000 Census, which had in turn increased by 35 from the 7,549 counted in the 1990 Census.

Union City, NJ

Overall SnackAbility

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/10

Population: 69,815
Percent Democrat: 74.3%
$ Democrat Amount Per Capita: $1.19
# Democrat Contributions Per Capita: 0.02
More on Union City: PhotosData

Union City is a city in Hudson County, New Jersey, United States. According to the 2010 United States Census the city had a total population of 66,455, reflecting a decline of 633 from the 67,088 counted in the 2000 Census, which had in turn increased by 9,076 from the 58,012 counted in the 1990 Census. As of the 2010 Census it was the most densely populated city in the United States,a with a density of 51,810.1 per square mile.

Bayonne, NJ

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 66,719
Percent Democrat: 74.3%
$ Democrat Amount Per Capita: $1.7
# Democrat Contributions Per Capita: 0.03
More on Bayonne: PhotosData

Bayonne bay-OWN is a city in Hudson County, New Jersey, United States. Located in the Gateway Region, Bayonne is situated on a peninsula located between Newark Bay to the west, the Kill Van Kull to the south, and New York Bay to the east. As of the 2010 United States Census, the city’s population was 63,024, reflecting an increase of 1,182 from the 61,842 counted in the 2000 Census, which had in turn increased by 398 from the 61,444 counted in the 1990 Census.

Kearny, NJ

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 42,487
Percent Democrat: 74.3%
$ Democrat Amount Per Capita: $2.36
# Democrat Contributions Per Capita: 0.02
More on Kearny: PhotosData

Kearny is a town in Hudson County, New Jersey, United States and a suburb of Newark. As of the 2010 United States Census, the town’s population was 40,684, reflecting an increase of 171 from the 40,513 counted in the 2000 Census, which had in turn increased by 5,639 from the 34,874 counted in the 1990 Census.

West New York, NJ

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 53,345
Percent Democrat: 74.3%
$ Democrat Amount Per Capita: $4.93
# Democrat Contributions Per Capita: 0.04
More on West New York: PhotosData

West New York is a town in Hudson County, New Jersey, United States, situated upon the New Jersey Palisades. As of the 2010 United States Census, the town’s population was 49,708, reflecting an increase of 3,940 from the 45,768 counted in the 2000 Census, which had in turn increased by 7,643 from the 38,125 counted in the 1990 Census.

Summing Up The Liberal Snowflakes in New Jersey

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

If you’re curious, here are the least liberal cities in New Jersey:

  1. Beachwood
  2. Point Pleasant
  3. Newton

For more New Jersey reading, check out:

Detailed List Of The Most Liberal Places In New Jersey

Rank City Population % Liberal
1 North Caldwell, NJ 6,637 77.0%
2 Roseland, NJ 5,907 77.0%
3 East Orange, NJ 65,151 77.0%
4 Newark, NJ 282,803 77.0%
5 Glen Ridge, NJ 7,668 77.0%
6 Caldwell, NJ 8,032 77.0%
7 Union City, NJ 69,815 74.3%
8 Bayonne, NJ 66,719 74.3%
9 Kearny, NJ 42,487 74.3%
10 West New York, NJ 53,345 74.3%
11 Jersey City, NJ 265,932 74.3%
12 Harrison, NJ 15,898 74.3%
13 Guttenberg, NJ 11,733 74.3%
14 Hoboken, NJ 54,117 74.3%
15 Secaucus, NJ 19,279 74.3%
16 Princeton, NJ 30,722 66.3%
17 Trenton, NJ 84,867 66.3%
18 Kenilworth, NJ 8,235 65.9%
19 Plainfield, NJ 51,097 65.9%
20 Fanwood, NJ 7,648 65.9%
21 Roselle Park, NJ 13,709 65.9%
22 Mountainside, NJ 6,907 65.9%
23 Westfield, NJ 30,591 65.9%
24 Rahway, NJ 29,443 65.9%
25 Linden, NJ 42,230 65.9%
26 New Providence, NJ 12,716 65.9%
27 Roselle, NJ 21,746 65.9%
28 Summit, NJ 22,155 65.9%
29 Elizabeth, NJ 129,363 65.9%
30 Haddonfield, NJ 11,428 64.1%
31 Berlin, NJ 7,612 64.1%
32 Bellmawr, NJ 11,482 64.1%
33 Pine Hill, NJ 10,517 64.1%
34 Somerdale, NJ 5,417 64.1%
35 Camden, NJ 75,550 64.1%
36 Gloucester City, NJ 11,333 64.1%
37 Haddon Heights, NJ 7,530 64.1%
38 Audubon, NJ 8,736 64.1%
39 Collingswood, NJ 13,969 64.1%
40 Stratford, NJ 7,019 64.1%
41 Runnemede, NJ 8,391 64.1%
42 Lindenwold, NJ 17,481 64.1%
43 Barrington, NJ 6,811 64.1%
44 Prospect Park, NJ 5,955 59.5%
45 Haledon, NJ 8,440 59.5%
46 Pompton Lakes, NJ 11,205 59.5%
47 Clifton, NJ 86,207 59.5%
48 North Haledon, NJ 8,564 59.5%
49 Woodland Park, NJ 12,542 59.5%
50 Hawthorne, NJ 19,065 59.5%
51 Ringwood, NJ 12,451 59.5%
52 Wanaque, NJ 11,782 59.5%
53 Paterson, NJ 147,890 59.5%
54 Passaic, NJ 71,057 59.5%
55 Bloomingdale, NJ 8,139 59.5%
56 Totowa, NJ 10,829 59.5%
57 Metuchen, NJ 13,940 58.8%
58 Carteret, NJ 24,040 58.8%
59 South River, NJ 16,345 58.8%
60 Middlesex, NJ 13,875 58.8%
61 Perth Amboy, NJ 52,563 58.8%
62 New Brunswick, NJ 56,792 58.8%
63 South Amboy, NJ 8,811 58.8%
64 Highland Park, NJ 14,250 58.8%
65 Dunellen, NJ 7,392 58.8%
66 Spotswood, NJ 8,443 58.8%
67 Jamesburg, NJ 6,038 58.8%
68 Sayreville, NJ 44,744 58.8%
69 South Plainfield, NJ 24,154 58.8%
70 Palmyra, NJ 7,296 55.0%
71 Burlington, NJ 9,835 55.0%
72 Hasbrouck Heights, NJ 12,205 54.8%
73 Englewood, NJ 28,509 54.8%
74 Cresskill, NJ 8,811 54.8%
75 East Rutherford, NJ 9,433 54.8%
76 Old Tappan, NJ 5,999 54.8%
77 Palisades Park, NJ 20,716 54.8%
78 Park Ridge, NJ 8,905 54.8%
79 River Edge, NJ 11,648 54.8%
80 Paramus, NJ 26,919 54.8%
81 Emerson, NJ 7,668 54.8%
82 Glen Rock, NJ 11,962 54.8%
83 Montvale, NJ 8,440 54.8%
84 Norwood, NJ 5,864 54.8%
85 Tenafly, NJ 14,882 54.8%
86 Oakland, NJ 13,145 54.8%
87 Westwood, NJ 11,246 54.8%
88 Allendale, NJ 6,820 54.8%
89 Fort Lee, NJ 37,058 54.8%
90 Ridgewood, NJ 25,554 54.8%
91 Midland Park, NJ 7,336 54.8%
92 Fair Lawn, NJ 33,447 54.8%
93 Ridgefield, NJ 11,369 54.8%
94 Closter, NJ 8,710 54.8%
95 Leonia, NJ 9,191 54.8%
96 Hillsdale, NJ 10,520 54.8%
97 Maywood, NJ 9,789 54.8%
98 Elmwood Park, NJ 20,293 54.8%
99 Oradell, NJ 8,222 54.8%
100 Waldwick, NJ 9,985 54.8%