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 Ohio? And specifically, which cities have the highest number of liberal voters in Buckeye State.
After analyzing every single city in Ohio with populations greater than 5,000, these are the 10 most liberal cities in the state:
- Lyndhurst (Photos)
- Olmsted Falls (Photos)
- East Cleveland (Photos)
- Fairview Park (Photos)
- Middleburg Heights (Photos)
- Bay Village (Photos)
- Seven Hills (Photos)
- North Royalton (Photos)
- Beachwood (Photos)
- Lakewood (Photos)
If you’re wondering, Celina is the most conservative city of all in Ohio.
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.
How we determined the most liberal cities in Ohio
We started by making a list of every place in Ohio over 5,000 people based on the 2014 American Community Survey that aren’t ‘CDPs’. That left us with more than 252 places in Ohio.
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 252, and the winner is ‘The Most Liberal City in Ohio.’
Let’s go through these liberal places, shall we?
Population: 13,792Percent Liberal: 69.42%
2. Olmsted Falls
Population: 8,923Percent Liberal: 69.42%
3. East Cleveland
Population: 17,519Percent Liberal: 69.42%
4. Fairview Park
Population: 16,552Percent Liberal: 69.42%
5. Middleburg Heights
Population: 15,790Percent Liberal: 69.42%
6. Bay Village
Population: 15,469Percent Liberal: 69.42%
7. Seven Hills
Population: 11,716Percent Liberal: 69.42%
8. North Royalton
Population: 30,321Percent Liberal: 69.42%
Population: 11,801Percent Liberal: 69.42%
Population: 51,155Percent Liberal: 69.42%
Summing Up The Liberal Pie
Well there you have it, the places in Ohio that have the highest number of liberals per capita, with Lyndhurst ranking as the least conservative in the entire state.
If you’re curious, here are the most conservative cities in Ohio:
- St. Marys
For more Ohio reading , check out:
- These Are The 10 Snobbiest Places In Ohio – RoadSnacks
- These Are The 10 Most Miserable Cities In Ohio – RoadSnacks
- 10 Small Towns In Ohio Where You’d Never Want To Live – RoadSnacks
Detailed List Of The Most Liberal Cities In Ohio