These Are The 10 Most Liberal Cities In New York 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 York.

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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 Empire State?

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

If you’re wondering, Medina is the most conservative city in New York 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 York.

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

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

We started by making a list of every city in New York over 5,000 people based on the 2013-2017 American Community Survey (The most recent data). That left us with 161 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 161 for each of the criteria where number one was the most liberal.

The winner, New York, is “The Most liberal City in New York For 2019”.

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

The 10 Most liberal Places In New York For 2019

New York, NY

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Population: 8,560,072
Percent Democrat: 79.5%
$ Democrat Amount Per Capita: $56.68
# Democrat Contributions Per Capita: 0.13
More on New York: PhotosData

The City of New York, often called New York City or simply New York, is the most populous city in the United States. With an estimated 2016 population of 8,537,673 distributed over a land area of about 302.6 square miles, New York City is also the most densely populated major city in the United States. Located at the southern tip of the state of New York, the city is the center of the New York metropolitan area, one of the most populous urban agglomerations in the world with an estimated 23.7million residents as of 2016. A global power city, New York City has been described as the cultural, financial, and media capital of the world, and exerts a significant impact upon commerce, entertainment, research, technology, education, politics, and sports. The city’s fast pace defines the term New York minute. Home to the headquarters of the United Nations, New York is an important center for international diplomacy.

Ithaca, NY

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Overall SnackAbility

8
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Population: 30,720
Percent Democrat: 67.7%
$ Democrat Amount Per Capita: $102.93
# Democrat Contributions Per Capita: 0.9
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Ithaca is a city in the Southern Tier-Finger Lakes region of New York. It is the seat of Tompkins County, as well as the largest community in the Ithaca-Tompkins County metropolitan area. This area contains the municipalities of the Town of Ithaca, the village of Cayuga Heights, and other towns and villages in Tompkins County. The city of Ithaca is located on the southern shore of Cayuga Lake, in Central New York. It is named for the Greek island of Ithaca.

Briarcliff Manor, NY

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Overall SnackAbility

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Population: 7,864
Percent Democrat: 64.9%
$ Democrat Amount Per Capita: $219.14
# Democrat Contributions Per Capita: 1.9
More on Briarcliff Manor: PhotosData

Briarcliff Manor is a suburban village in Westchester County, New York, around 30 miles north of New York City. It is on 5.9 square miles of land on the east bank of the Hudson River, geographically shared by the towns of Mount Pleasant and Ossining. Briarcliff Manor includes the communities of Scarborough and Chilmark, and is served by the Scarborough station of the Metro-North Railroad’s Hudson Line. A section of the village, including buildings and homes covering 376 acres, is part of the Scarborough Historic District and was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1984. The village motto is “A Village between Two Rivers”, reflecting Briarcliff Manor’s location between the Hudson and Pocantico Rivers. Although the Pocantico is the primary boundary between Mount Pleasant and Ossining, since its incorporation the village has spread into Mount Pleasant.

New Rochelle, NY

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Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 79,877
Percent Democrat: 64.9%
$ Democrat Amount Per Capita: $199.75
# Democrat Contributions Per Capita: 0.49
More on New Rochelle: PhotosData

New Rochelle is a city in Westchester County, New York, United States, in the southeastern portion of the state.

Mamaroneck, NY

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Population: 19,327
Percent Democrat: 64.9%
$ Democrat Amount Per Capita: $1482.32
# Democrat Contributions Per Capita: 2.82
More on Mamaroneck: PhotosData

Mamaroneck is a town in Westchester County, New York, United States.

Pleasantville, NY

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Overall SnackAbility

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Population: 7,275
Percent Democrat: 64.9%
$ Democrat Amount Per Capita: $163.87
# Democrat Contributions Per Capita: 0.98
More on Pleasantville: PhotosData

Pleasantville is a village in the town of Mount Pleasant, in Westchester County, New York. The village population was 7,019 at the 2010 census. Pleasantville is home to a campus of Pace University and to the Jacob Burns Film Center. It was the original home of Reader’s Digest, which still uses a Pleasantville postal address. Most of Pleasantville is served by the Pleasantville Union Free School District, with small parts of northern Pleasantville served by the Chappaqua Central School District. The village is also home to Pleasantville High School.

White Plains, NY

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Overall SnackAbility

8.5
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Population: 58,404
Percent Democrat: 64.9%
$ Democrat Amount Per Capita: $44.12
# Democrat Contributions Per Capita: 0.18
More on White Plains: PhotosData

White Plains is a city in Westchester County, New York, United States. It is the county seat and commercial hub of Westchester, an affluent suburban county just north of New York City that is home to almost one million people. White Plains is located in south-central Westchester, with its downtown 25 miles north of Midtown Manhattan.

Peekskill, NY

Overall SnackAbility

8.5
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Population: 24,111
Percent Democrat: 64.9%
$ Democrat Amount Per Capita: $8.07
# Democrat Contributions Per Capita: 0.14
More on Peekskill: PhotosData

Peekskill, officially the City of Peekskill, is a city in Westchester County, New York, United States, in the New York City metropolitan area. Peekskill is situated on a bay along the east side of the Hudson River, across from Jones Point. The population was 23,583 during the 2010 census.

Dobbs Ferry, NY

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Population: 11,141
Percent Democrat: 64.9%
$ Democrat Amount Per Capita: $150.54
# Democrat Contributions Per Capita: 0.3
More on Dobbs Ferry: PhotosData

Dobbs Ferry is a village in Westchester County, New York. The population was 11,093 at the 2016 census. The Village of Dobbs Ferry is located in, and is a part of, the town of Greenburgh. The village ZIP code is 10522. Most of the Village falls into the boundaries of the Dobbs Ferry Union Free School District.

Larchmont, NY

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Overall SnackAbility

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Population: 6,111
Percent Democrat: 64.9%
$ Democrat Amount Per Capita: $724.33
# Democrat Contributions Per Capita: 1.48
More on Larchmont: PhotosData

Larchmont is a village located within the Town of Mamaroneck in Westchester County, New York, approximately 18 miles northeast of Midtown Manhattan. The population of the village was 5,864 at the 2010 census.

Summing Up The Liberal Snowflakes in New York

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

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

  1. Medina
  2. Batavia
  3. Bath

For more New York reading, check out:

Detailed List Of The Most Liberal Places In New York

Rank City Population % Liberal
1 New York, NY 8,560,072 79.5%
2 Ithaca, NY 30,720 67.7%
3 Briarcliff Manor, NY 7,864 64.9%
4 New Rochelle, NY 79,877 64.9%
5 Mamaroneck, NY 19,327 64.9%
6 Pleasantville, NY 7,275 64.9%
7 White Plains, NY 58,404 64.9%
8 Peekskill, NY 24,111 64.9%
9 Dobbs Ferry, NY 11,141 64.9%
10 Larchmont, NY 6,111 64.9%
11 Rye Brook, NY 9,543 64.9%
12 Ossining, NY 25,386 64.9%
13 Mount Kisco, NY 10,994 64.9%
14 Rye, NY 16,004 64.9%
15 Harrison, NY 28,319 64.9%
16 Pelham Manor, NY 5,634 64.9%
17 Irvington, NY 6,588 64.9%
18 Yonkers, NY 200,999 64.9%
19 Mount Vernon, NY 68,671 64.9%
20 Bronxville, NY 6,428 64.9%
21 Scarsdale, NY 17,856 64.9%
22 Sleepy Hollow, NY 10,190 64.9%
23 Pelham, NY 7,016 64.9%
24 Colonie, NY 7,856 59.4%
25 Cohoes, NY 16,574 59.4%
26 Albany, NY 98,498 59.4%
27 Watervliet, NY 10,201 59.4%
28 East Rochester, NY 6,646 54.2%
29 Rochester, NY 209,463 54.2%
30 Fairport, NY 5,378 54.2%
31 Brockport, NY 8,415 54.2%
32 Webster, NY 5,558 54.2%
33 Hilton, NY 5,896 54.2%
34 Baldwinsville, NY 7,532 53.9%
35 North Syracuse, NY 6,719 53.9%
36 Syracuse, NY 144,405 53.9%
37 Solvay, NY 6,438 53.9%
38 Kingston, NY 23,419 52.3%
39 New Paltz, NY 7,040 52.3%
40 Rockville Centre, NY 24,485 51.3%
41 Airmont, NY 8,869 51.3%
42 Freeport, NY 43,380 51.3%
43 New Square, NY 7,995 51.3%
44 Suffern, NY 10,984 51.3%
45 Cedarhurst, NY 6,685 51.3%
46 Hempstead, NY 55,698 51.3%
47 Kaser, NY 5,138 51.3%
48 East Rockaway, NY 9,839 51.3%
49 Sea Cliff, NY 5,085 51.3%
50 New Hempstead, NY 5,359 51.3%
51 Haverstraw, NY 12,181 51.3%
52 Malverne, NY 8,583 51.3%
53 Massapequa Park, NY 17,223 51.3%
54 East Hills, NY 7,114 51.3%
55 Spring Valley, NY 32,538 51.3%
56 Manorhaven, NY 6,627 51.3%
57 Garden City, NY 22,699 51.3%
58 Great Neck Plaza, NY 6,964 51.3%
59 New Hyde Park, NY 9,906 51.3%
60 Long Beach, NY 33,657 51.3%
61 Farmingdale, NY 8,719 51.3%
62 Floral Park, NY 16,269 51.3%
63 Nyack, NY 7,057 51.3%
64 Bayville, NY 6,752 51.3%
65 North Hills, NY 5,524 51.3%
66 Mineola, NY 19,223 51.3%
67 Chestnut Ridge, NY 8,118 51.3%
68 Wesley Hills, NY 5,890 51.3%
69 Kings Point, NY 5,181 51.3%
70 Valley Stream, NY 37,843 51.3%
71 Williston Park, NY 7,334 51.3%
72 Glen Cove, NY 27,376 51.3%
73 Westbury, NY 15,396 51.3%
74 West Haverstraw, NY 10,353 51.3%
75 Great Neck, NY 10,272 51.3%
76 Lynbrook, NY 19,706 51.3%
77 Lancaster, NY 10,207 50.9%
78 Hamburg, NY 9,603 50.9%
79 East Aurora, NY 6,230 50.9%
80 Williamsville, NY 5,263 50.9%
81 Kenmore, NY 15,319 50.9%
82 Buffalo, NY 259,574 50.9%
83 Depew, NY 15,283 50.9%
84 Lackawanna, NY 18,012 50.9%
85 Schenectady, NY 65,705 50.2%
86 Scotia, NY 7,775 50.2%
87 Hudson, NY 6,452 49.5%
88 Wappingers Falls, NY 5,416 47.5%
89 Beacon, NY 14,279 47.5%
90 Poughkeepsie, NY 30,505 47.5%
91 Plattsburgh, NY 19,734 46.9%
92 Troy, NY 49,826 45.7%
93 Rensselaer, NY 9,375 45.7%
94 Johnson City, NY 14,728 45.6%
95 Binghamton, NY 45,964 45.6%
96 Endicott, NY 12,980 45.6%
97 Walden, NY 6,781 44.9%
98 Woodbury, NY 10,791 44.9%
99 Monroe, NY 8,579 44.9%
100 Middletown, NY 27,729 44.9%

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