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:
- Newark (Photos)
- Glen Ridge (Photos)
- East Orange (Photos)
- Caldwell (Photos)
- North Caldwell
- Kearny (Photos)
- Harrison (Photos)
- West New York (Photos)
- 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.
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?
Population: 279,793Percent Liberal: 78.03%
2. Glen Ridge
Population: 7,607Percent Liberal: 78.03%
Population: 5,853 Percent Liberal: 78.03%
4. East Orange
Population: 64,578Percent Liberal: 78.03%
Population: 7,902Percent Liberal: 78.03%
6. North Caldwell
Population: 6,415 Percent Liberal: 78.03%
Population: 41,866Percent Liberal: 77.52%
Population: 14,629Percent Liberal: 77.52%
9. West New York
Population: 51,860Percent Liberal: 77.52%
Population: 18,170Percent 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:
- Point Pleasant
For more New Jersey reading , check out:
- These Are The 10 Most Ghetto Cities In New Jersey – RoadSnacks
- These Are The 10 Drunkest Cities In New Jersey – RoadSnacks
- These Are The 10 Most Miserable Cities In New Jersey – RoadSnacks
Detailed List Of The Most Liberal Cities In New Jersey
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