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. Las Cruces (Photos)
  8. Sunland Park (Photos)
  9. Anthony (Photos)
  10. Albuquerque (Photos)

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

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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?

1. Taos

Taos, New Mexico

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 5,713
Percent Liberal: 78.09%

2. Las Vegas

Las Vegas, New Mexico

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 13,833
Percent Liberal: 76.9%

3. Santa Fe

Santa Fe, New Mexico

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 69,245
Percent Liberal: 73.47%

4. Gallup

Gallup, New Mexico

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 22,189
Percent Liberal: 72.24%

5. Grants

Grants, New Mexico

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 9,245
Percent Liberal: 60.18%

6. Socorro

Socorro, New Mexico

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 8,898
Percent Liberal: 56.42%

7. Las Cruces

Las Cruces, New Mexico

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 100,360
Percent Liberal: 55.91%

8. Sunland Park

Sunland Park, New Mexico

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 14,794
Percent Liberal: 55.91%

9. Anthony

Anthony, New Mexico

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 9,462
Percent Liberal: 55.91%

10. Albuquerque

Albuquerque, New Mexico

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 553,576
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. Lovington
  2. Hobbs
  3. Portales

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Detailed List Of The Most Liberal Cities In New Mexico

City Rank Population % Liberal
Taos 1 5,713 78.09%
Las Vegas 2 13,833 76.9%
Santa Fe 3 69,245 73.47%
Gallup 4 22,189 72.24%
Grants 5 9,245 60.18%
Socorro 6 8,898 56.42%
Las Cruces 7 100,360 55.91%
Sunland Park 8 14,794 55.91%
Anthony 9 9,462 55.91%
Albuquerque 10 553,576 55.63%
Los Ranchos De Albuquerque 11 6,074 55.63%
Silver City 12 10,245 54.95%
Corrales 13 8,426 50.36%
Rio Rancho 14 90,627 50.36%
Bernalillo 15 8,400 50.36%
Raton 16 6,627 49.06%
Belen 17 7,249 48.73%
Los Lunas 18 15,203 48.73%
Deming 19 14,760 47.77%
Truth Or Consequences 20 6,337 38.5%
Tucumcari 21 5,237 37.31%
Farmington 22 45,383 34.29%
Bloomfield 23 7,877 34.29%
Aztec 24 6,619 34.29%
Alamogordo 25 31,224 34.13%
Roswell 26 48,568 32.55%
Carlsbad 27 26,996 31.88%
Artesia 28 11,494 31.88%
Ruidoso 29 7,954 31.83%
Clovis 30 39,204 29.52%
Portales 31 12,481 28.93%
Hobbs 32 35,343 23.98%
Lovington 33 11,364 23.98%

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