In this article, we will explore some of the most liberal cities in New Mexico, where progressive ideas and inclusive attitudes flourish.
If you’re looking to move to New Mexico and want to know where the majority of New Mexicans lean left, you’ve come to the right place.
Specifically, we wanted to know which cities have the highest number of liberal voters in the Land Of Enchantment.
To do so, we analyzed how the people in each city in New Mexico with a population greater than 5,000 voted during the last presidential election. The cities with the highest percentage of voters who voted Democrat were named the most liberal cities in the state.
If you’re wondering, Lovington is the most conservative city in New Mexico of all those we measured.
And to be clear, we didn’t form this list based on our 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.
And if you already knew these places were liberal, check out some more reading about New Mexico and the most liberal places in the country:
The 10 Most Liberal Places In New Mexico For 2023
How we determined the most liberal cities in New Mexico for 2023
To find the most liberal places in New Mexico, we used Saturday Night Science – the argument you’d make at a bar – to find the cities with the most liberals.
We started by making a list of every city in New Mexico over 5,000 people based on the 2017-2021 American Community Survey. That left us with 31 cities and towns.
- Percentage Of Votes For Democratic President In 2020
Because no voting data exists at the city level, we used county-level election results from the 2020 election. We assigned every city in a county the percentage of votes that went to the Democrats, effectively extending the county’s results to the city level. In cases where larger cities encompassed an entire county, the election outcomes accurately reflected the city’s political landscape.
The winner, Taos, is “The Most liberal City in New Mexico For 2023”. The most conservative place in New Mexico was Lovington.
We updated this article for 2023. This report is our tenth time ranking the most liberal places to live in New Mexico.
Summing Up The Liberal Snowflakes in New Mexico
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.
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Most Liberal Places In New Mexico
|2||Santa Fe, NM||76.0%|
|4||Las Vegas, NM||68.4%|
|7||Rio Rancho, NM||61.0%|
|8||Los Ranchos De Albuquerque, NM||61.0%|
|12||Silver City, NM||52.6%|
|14||Los Lunas, NM||44.2%|
|18||Truth Or Consequences, NM||38.1%|