These Are The 10 Most Liberal Cities In Ohio 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 Ohio.

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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 Buckeye State?

In order to do so, we turned our sites on measuring how each city in Ohio 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, Celina is the most conservative city in Ohio 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 Ohio.

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

How we determined the most liberal cities in Ohio for 2019

We started by making a list of every city in Ohio over 5,000 people based on the 2013-2017 American Community Survey (The most recent data). That left us with 255 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 255 for each of the criteria where number one was the most liberal.

The winner, Olmsted Falls, is “The Most liberal City in Ohio For 2019”.

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

The 10 Most liberal Places In Ohio For 2019

Olmsted Falls, OH

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

9.5
/10

Population: 8,907
Percent Democrat: 65.4%
$ Democrat Amount Per Capita: $13.0
# Democrat Contributions Per Capita: 0.19
More on Olmsted Falls: PhotosData

Olmsted Falls is a city in Cuyahoga County, Ohio, United States, and a southwestern suburb of Cleveland. The population was 9,024 at the 2010 census. The city-s main business district is located at the corners of Bagley and Columbia Roads, and contains the Grand Pacific Junction, a historic and pedestrian friendly shopping district.

Parma, OH

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 79,871
Percent Democrat: 65.4%
$ Democrat Amount Per Capita: $2.35
# Democrat Contributions Per Capita: 0.03
More on Parma: PhotosData

Parma is a city in Cuyahoga County, Ohio, United States. Located on the southern edge of Cleveland, it is both an inner-ring and the largest suburb of Cleveland. Parma, as of the 2010 census, is listed as the seventh largest city in the state of Ohio and the second largest city in Cuyahoga County after Cleveland.

Lyndhurst, OH

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

9.5
/10

Population: 13,678
Percent Democrat: 65.4%
$ Democrat Amount Per Capita: $256.29
# Democrat Contributions Per Capita: 0.94
More on Lyndhurst: PhotosData

Lyndhurst is a city in Cuyahoga County, Ohio, United States, and an eastern suburb of Cleveland. The population was 14,001 at the 2010 census. A small part of Lyndhurst was originally part of Mayfield Township.

Cleveland, OH

Overall SnackAbility

3
/10

Population: 388,812
Percent Democrat: 65.4%
$ Democrat Amount Per Capita: $21.2
# Democrat Contributions Per Capita: 0.1
More on Cleveland: PhotosData

Cleveland is a city in the U.S. state of Ohio and the county seat of Cuyahoga County, the state’s second most-populous county. Located along Lake Erie, the city proper has a population of 388,072, making Cleveland the 51st largest city in the United States, and the second-largest city in Ohio after Columbus. Greater Cleveland ranked as the 32nd-largest metropolitan area in the United States, with 2,055,612 people in 2016. The city anchors the Cleveland-Akron-Canton Combined Statistical Area, which had a population of 3,515,646 in 2010 and ranks 15th in the United States.

Highland Heights, OH

Overall SnackAbility

10
/10

Population: 8,380
Percent Democrat: 65.4%
$ Democrat Amount Per Capita: $12.25
# Democrat Contributions Per Capita: 0.12
More on Highland Heights: PhotosData

Brooklyn, OH

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 10,891
Percent Democrat: 65.4%
$ Democrat Amount Per Capita: $24.07
# Democrat Contributions Per Capita: 0.31
More on Brooklyn: PhotosData

Berea, OH

Overall SnackAbility

9
/10

Population: 18,934
Percent Democrat: 65.4%
$ Democrat Amount Per Capita: $3.49
# Democrat Contributions Per Capita: 0.06
More on Berea: PhotosData

Berea is a city in Cuyahoga County in the U.S. state of Ohio and is a western suburb of Cleveland. The population was 19,093 at the 2010 census. Berea is home to Baldwin Wallace University, as well as the training facility for the Cleveland Browns and the Cuyahoga County Fairgrounds.

Seven Hills, OH

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

9.5
/10

Population: 11,694
Percent Democrat: 65.4%
$ Democrat Amount Per Capita: $13.08
# Democrat Contributions Per Capita: 0.08
More on Seven Hills: PhotosData

Seven Hills is a city in Cuyahoga County, Ohio, United States. The population was 11,804 at the 2010 census.

Bay Village, OH

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 15,426
Percent Democrat: 65.4%
$ Democrat Amount Per Capita: $12.09
# Democrat Contributions Per Capita: 0.05
More on Bay Village: PhotosData

Bay Village is a city located west of Cleveland Ohio in Cuyahoga County, Ohio, United States. The population was 15,651 at the 2010 census. Bay Village is located in Ohio’s 9th congressional district.

Pepper Pike, OH

Overall SnackAbility

10
/10

Population: 6,213
Percent Democrat: 65.4%
$ Democrat Amount Per Capita: $564.22
# Democrat Contributions Per Capita: 2.07
More on Pepper Pike: PhotosData

Pepper Pike is an affluent eastern suburb of the Greater Cleveland area in the US state of Ohio. The population was 5,979 at the 2010 census.

Summing Up The Liberal Snowflakes in Ohio

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

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

  1. Celina
  2. St. Marys
  3. Wapakoneta

For more Ohio reading, check out:

Detailed List Of The Most Liberal Places In Ohio

Rank City Population % Liberal
1 Olmsted Falls, OH 8,907 65.4%
2 Parma, OH 79,871 65.4%
3 Lyndhurst, OH 13,678 65.4%
4 Cleveland, OH 388,812 65.4%
5 Highland Heights, OH 8,380 65.4%
6 Brooklyn, OH 10,891 65.4%
7 Berea, OH 18,934 65.4%
8 Seven Hills, OH 11,694 65.4%
9 Bay Village, OH 15,426 65.4%
10 Pepper Pike, OH 6,213 65.4%
11 Euclid, OH 47,698 65.4%
12 Westlake, OH 32,387 65.4%
13 Parma Heights, OH 20,245 65.4%
14 Richmond Heights, OH 10,456 65.4%
15 Strongsville, OH 44,711 65.4%
16 Lakewood, OH 50,778 65.4%
17 Fairview Park, OH 16,432 65.4%
18 Bedford Heights, OH 10,662 65.4%
19 Shaker Heights, OH 27,749 65.4%
20 Warrensville Heights, OH 13,278 65.4%
21 South Euclid, OH 21,792 65.4%
22 Brook Park, OH 18,807 65.4%
23 Maple Heights, OH 22,630 65.4%
24 Cleveland Heights, OH 45,024 65.4%
25 Beachwood, OH 11,743 65.4%
26 Mayfield Heights, OH 18,841 65.4%
27 North Olmsted, OH 32,007 65.4%
28 Solon, OH 23,068 65.4%
29 Independence, OH 7,132 65.4%
30 Garfield Heights, OH 28,122 65.4%
31 North Royalton, OH 30,325 65.4%
32 Brecksville, OH 13,522 65.4%
33 Rocky River, OH 20,273 65.4%
34 Middleburg Heights, OH 15,688 65.4%
35 Broadview Heights, OH 19,262 65.4%
36 Bedford, OH 12,766 65.4%
37 East Cleveland, OH 17,375 65.4%
38 University Heights, OH 13,201 65.4%
39 Gahanna, OH 34,691 59.8%
40 Reynoldsburg, OH 37,189 59.8%
41 Groveport, OH 5,563 59.8%
42 Grove City, OH 39,266 59.8%
43 Bexley, OH 13,659 59.8%
44 Worthington, OH 14,442 59.8%
45 Whitehall, OH 18,749 59.8%
46 Columbus, OH 852,144 59.8%
47 Westerville, OH 38,604 59.8%
48 Hilliard, OH 34,386 59.8%
49 Canal Winchester, OH 7,986 59.8%
50 Upper Arlington, OH 34,943 59.8%
51 New Albany, OH 10,253 59.8%
52 Grandview Heights, OH 7,377 59.8%
53 Dublin, OH 44,442 59.8%
54 Toledo, OH 279,455 55.7%
55 Waterville, OH 5,476 55.7%
56 Maumee, OH 13,917 55.7%
57 Oregon, OH 20,085 55.7%
58 Sylvania, OH 18,857 55.7%
59 Nelsonville, OH 5,005 55.1%
60 Athens, OH 24,486 55.1%
61 Deer Park, OH 5,701 52.7%
62 Norwood, OH 19,611 52.7%
63 Harrison, OH 11,093 52.7%
64 Sharonville, OH 13,974 52.7%
65 Montgomery, OH 10,587 52.7%
66 Blue Ash, OH 12,096 52.7%
67 Madeira, OH 8,993 52.7%
68 Mount Healthy, OH 6,072 52.7%
69 Springdale, OH 11,203 52.7%
70 Cheviot, OH 8,308 52.7%
71 The Village Of Indian Hill, OH 5,853 52.7%
72 Cincinnati, OH 298,957 52.7%
73 Wyoming, OH 8,476 52.7%
74 Loveland, OH 12,884 52.7%
75 North College Hill, OH 9,322 52.7%
76 Forest Park, OH 18,675 52.7%
77 Reading, OH 10,277 52.7%
78 Stow, OH 34,743 51.6%
79 Macedonia, OH 11,715 51.6%
80 Fairlawn, OH 7,463 51.6%
81 Green, OH 25,741 51.6%
82 Cuyahoga Falls, OH 49,329 51.6%
83 Norton, OH 12,038 51.6%
84 New Franklin, OH 14,180 51.6%
85 Akron, OH 198,252 51.6%
86 Hudson, OH 22,250 51.6%
87 Tallmadge, OH 17,506 51.6%
88 Munroe Falls, OH 5,065 51.6%
89 Twinsburg, OH 18,849 51.6%
90 Barberton, OH 26,230 51.6%
91 Youngstown, OH 64,852 49.5%
92 Canfield, OH 7,334 49.5%
93 Struthers, OH 10,372 49.5%
94 Campbell, OH 7,986 49.5%
95 Oberlin, OH 8,317 47.6%
96 Vermilion, OH 10,538 47.6%
97 Avon Lake, OH 23,489 47.6%
98 Sheffield Lake, OH 9,022 47.6%
99 Lorain, OH 63,731 47.6%
100 Wellington, OH 5,139 47.6%

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