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 York? And specifically, which cities have the highest number of liberal voters in Empire State.
After analyzing every single city in New York with populations greater than 5,000, these are the 10 most liberal cities in the state:
- New York (Photos)
- Ithaca (Photos)
- Cohoes (Photos)
- Colonie (Photos)
- Albany (Photos)
- Watervliet (Photos)
- Malone (Photos)
- Saranac Lake (Photos)
- New Rochelle (Photos)
- Port Chester (Photos)
If you’re wondering, Batavia is the most conservative city of all in New York.
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.
How we determined the most liberal cities in New York
We started by making a list of every place in New York over 5,000 people based on the 2014 American Community Survey that aren’t ‘CDPs’. That left us with more than 167 places in New York.
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 167, and the winner is ‘The Most Liberal City in New York.’
Let’s go through these liberal places, shall we?
1. New York
Population: 8,426,743Percent Liberal: 82.02%
Population: 30,565Percent Liberal: 68.49%
Population: 16,281Percent Liberal: 64.49%
Population: 7,898Percent Liberal: 64.49%
Population: 98,468Percent Liberal: 64.49%
Population: 10,241Percent Liberal: 64.49%
Population: 5,830Percent Liberal: 62.09%
8. Saranac Lake
Population: 5,727Percent Liberal: 62.09%
9. New Rochelle
Population: 79,027Percent Liberal: 61.99%
10. Port Chester
Population: 29,406Percent Liberal: 61.99%
Summing Up The Liberal Pie
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 most conservative cities in New York:
For more New York reading , check out:
- These Are The 10 Dumbest Cities In New York – RoadSnacks
- 10 Small Towns In New York Where You’d Never Want To Live – RoadSnacks
- These Are The 10 Cities In New York That Have The Best Lottery Winning Luck – RoadSnacks
Detailed List Of The Most Liberal Cities In New York
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