These Are The 10 Most Liberal Cities In New Mexico


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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 Mexico? And specifically, which cities have the highest number of liberal voters in Land Of Enchantment.

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

  1. Taos (Photos)
  2. Las Vegas (Photos)
  3. Santa Fe (Photos)
  4. Gallup (Photos)
  5. Grants (Photos)
  6. Socorro (Photos)
  7. Sunland Park (Photos)
  8. Las Cruces (Photos)
  9. Anthony
  10. Albuquerque (Photos)

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

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 Mexico.

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How we determined the most liberal cities in New Mexico

We started by making a list of every place in New Mexico over 5,000 people based on the 2014 American Community Survey that aren’t ‘CDPs’. That left us with more than 33 places in New Mexico.

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 33, and the winner is ‘The Most Liberal City in New Mexico.’

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

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1. Taos

Taos, New Mexico

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 5,711
Percent Liberal: 78.09%

2. Las Vegas

Las Vegas, New Mexico

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 13,713
Percent Liberal: 76.9%

3. Santa Fe

Santa Fe, New Mexico

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 83,008
Percent Liberal: 73.47%

4. Gallup

Gallup, New Mexico

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 22,467
Percent Liberal: 72.24%

5. Grants

Grants, New Mexico

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 9,243
Percent Liberal: 60.18%

6. Socorro

Socorro, New Mexico

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 8,843
Percent Liberal: 56.42%

7. Sunland Park

Sunland Park, New Mexico

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 15,142
Percent Liberal: 55.91%

8. Las Cruces

Las Cruces, New Mexico

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 101,164
Percent Liberal: 55.91%

9. Anthony

Anthony, New Mexico

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 9,429
Percent Liberal: 55.91%

10. Albuquerque

Albuquerque, New Mexico

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 556,092
Percent Liberal: 55.63%

Summing Up The Liberal Pie

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

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

  1. Hobbs
  2. Lovington
  3. Portales

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Detailed List Of The Most Liberal Cities In New Mexico

City Rank Population % Liberal
Taos 1 5,711 78.09%
Las Vegas 2 13,713 76.9%
Santa Fe 3 83,008 73.47%
Gallup 4 22,467 72.24%
Grants 5 9,243 60.18%
Socorro 6 8,843 56.42%
Sunland Park 7 15,142 55.91%
Las Cruces 8 101,164 55.91%
Anthony 9 9,429 55.91%
Albuquerque 10 556,092 55.63%
Los Ranchos De Albuquerque 11 6,067 55.63%
Silver City 12 10,184 54.95%
Corrales 13 8,455 50.36%
Rio Rancho 14 91,807 50.36%
Bernalillo 15 8,522 50.36%
Raton 16 6,493 49.06%
Belen 17 7,209 48.73%
Los Lunas 18 15,281 48.73%
Deming 19 14,667 47.77%
Truth Or Consequences 20 6,266 38.5%
Tucumcari 21 5,157 37.31%
Farmington 22 44,865 34.29%
Bloomfield 23 7,735 34.29%
Aztec 24 6,501 34.29%
Alamogordo 25 31,198 34.13%
Roswell 26 48,553 32.55%
Carlsbad 27 27,592 31.88%
Artesia 28 11,641 31.88%
Ruidoso 29 7,884 31.83%
Clovis 30 39,466 29.52%
Portales 31 12,416 28.93%
Lovington 32 11,499 23.98%
Hobbs 33 36,191 23.98%

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