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 North Dakota? And specifically, which cities have the highest number of liberal voters in Peace Garden State.
After analyzing every single city in North Dakota with populations greater than 2,000, these are the 10 most liberal cities in the state:
- Fargo (Photos)
- West Fargo (Photos)
- Grand Forks (Photos)
- Valley City (Photos)
- Devils Lake (Photos)
- Wahpeton (Photos)
If you’re wondering, Williston is the most conservative city of all in North Dakota.
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 North Dakota.
How we determined the most liberal cities in North Dakota
We started by making a list of every place in North Dakota over 2,000 people based on the 2014 American Community Survey that aren’t ‘CDPs’. That left us with more than 25 places in North Dakota.
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 25, and the winner is ‘The Most Liberal City in North Dakota.’
Let’s go through these liberal places, shall we?
Population: 2,081Percent Liberal: 55.38%
Population: 113,464Percent Liberal: 47.0%
3. West Fargo
Population: 29,892Percent Liberal: 47.0%
Population: 2,466 Percent Liberal: 47.0%
Population: 2,523Percent Liberal: 47.0%
6. Grand Forks
Population: 54,944Percent Liberal: 46.73%
7. Valley City
Population: 6,626Percent Liberal: 43.35%
8. Devils Lake
Population: 7,275Percent Liberal: 43.29%
Population: 7,835Percent Liberal: 42.01%
Population: 4,282Percent Liberal: 41.68%
Summing Up The Liberal Pie
Well there you have it, the places in North Dakota that have the highest number of liberals per capita, with Lisbon ranking as the least conservative in the entire state.
If you’re curious, here are the most conservative cities in North Dakota:
For more North Dakota reading , check out:
- These Are The 10 Most Redneck Cities In North Dakota – RoadSnacks
- These Are The 10 Most Dangerous Cities In North Dakota – RoadSnacks
- These Are The 10 Worst Places To Live In North Dakota – RoadSnacks
Detailed List Of The Most Liberal Cities In North Dakota