These Are The 10 Most Liberal Cities In Oregon


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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 Oregon? And specifically, which cities have the highest number of liberal voters in Beaver State.

After analyzing every single city in Oregon with populations greater than 5,000, these are the 10 most liberal cities in the state:

  1. Portland (Photos)
  2. Gresham (Photos)
  3. Troutdale (Photos)
  4. Fairview (Photos)
  5. Corvallis (Photos)
  6. Hood River (Photos)
  7. Eugene (Photos)
  8. Springfield (Photos)
  9. Cottage Grove (Photos)
  10. Florence (Photos)

If you’re wondering, Ontario is the most conservative city of all in Oregon.

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 Oregon.

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How we determined the most liberal cities in Oregon

We started by making a list of every place in Oregon over 5,000 people based on the 2014 American Community Survey that aren’t ‘CDPs’. That left us with more than 76 places in Oregon.

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 76, and the winner is ‘The Most Liberal City in Oregon.’

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

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1. Portland

Portland, Oregon

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 612,206
Percent Liberal: 75.37%

2. Gresham

Gresham, Oregon

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 109,308
Percent Liberal: 75.37%

3. Troutdale

Troutdale, Oregon

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 16,479
Percent Liberal: 75.37%

4. Fairview

Fairview, Oregon

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 9,181
Percent Liberal: 75.37%

5. Corvallis

Corvallis, Oregon

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 54,981
Percent Liberal: 62.0%

6. Hood River

Hood River, Oregon

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 7,412
Percent Liberal: 61.58%

7. Eugene

Eugene, Oregon

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 159,615
Percent Liberal: 59.73%

8. Springfield

Springfield, Oregon

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 60,235
Percent Liberal: 59.73%

9. Cottage Grove

Cottage Grove, Oregon

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 9,819
Percent Liberal: 59.73%

10. Florence

Florence, Oregon

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 8,545
Percent Liberal: 59.73%

Summing Up The Liberal Pie

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

If you’re curious, here are the most conservative cities in Oregon:

  1. Ontario
  2. Baker City
  3. Klamath Falls

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Detailed List Of The Most Liberal Cities In Oregon

City Rank Population % Liberal
Portland 1 612,206 75.37%
Gresham 2 109,308 75.37%
Troutdale 3 16,479 75.37%
Fairview 4 9,181 75.37%
Corvallis 5 54,981 62.0%
Hood River 6 7,412 61.58%
Eugene 7 159,615 59.73%
Springfield 8 60,235 59.73%
Cottage Grove 9 9,819 59.73%
Florence 10 8,545 59.73%
Creswell 11 5,085 59.73%
Junction City 12 5,673 59.73%
Lincoln City 13 8,386 58.31%
Newport 14 10,101 58.31%
Beaverton 15 93,919 57.08%
Cornelius 16 12,186 57.08%
Sherwood 17 18,880 57.08%
Tigard 18 50,276 57.08%
Hillsboro 19 97,751 57.08%
Tualatin 20 26,806 57.08%
Forest Grove 21 22,823 57.08%
Seaside 22 6,483 55.34%
Warrenton 23 5,143 55.34%
Astoria 24 9,537 55.34%
Gladstone 25 11,741 50.44%
Damascus 26 10,748 50.44%
Sandy 27 10,134 50.44%
Canby 28 16,951 50.44%
West Linn 29 25,963 50.44%
Oregon City 30 34,480 50.44%
Molalla 31 8,726 50.44%
Milwaukie 32 20,566 50.44%
Lake Oswego 33 37,628 50.44%
Happy Valley 34 16,462 50.44%
Wilsonville 35 20,837 50.44%
St. Helens 36 13,055 50.28%
Scappoose 37 6,839 50.28%
The Dalles 38 15,136 47.93%
Silverton 39 9,436 46.83%
Keizer 40 37,115 46.83%
Stayton 41 7,809 46.83%
Salem 42 160,008 46.83%
Woodburn 43 24,496 46.83%
Dallas 44 14,896 46.21%
Independence 45 8,772 46.21%
Monmouth 46 9,869 46.21%
Talent 47 6,244 45.78%
Medford 48 77,579 45.78%
Central Point 49 17,604 45.78%
Eagle Point 50 8,701 45.78%
Ashland 51 20,556 45.78%
Redmond 52 27,450 45.13%
Bend 53 81,780 45.13%
Mcminnville 54 33,185 44.89%
Sheridan 55 6,048 44.89%
Newberg 56 22,566 44.89%
North Bend 57 9,583 44.78%
Coos Bay 58 16,062 44.78%
Madras 59 6,487 40.38%
Sweet Home 60 9,140 39.63%
Albany 61 51,511 39.63%
Lebanon 62 15,962 39.63%
Brookings 63 6,376 39.6%
Grants Pass 64 36,378 37.16%
Roseburg 65 21,937 34.43%
Sutherlin 66 7,821 34.43%
Winston 67 5,363 34.43%
Milton-Freewater 68 7,089 34.38%
Hermiston 69 17,121 34.38%
Umatilla 70 6,999 34.38%
Pendleton 71 16,882 34.38%
La Grande 72 13,088 32.92%
Prineville 73 9,266 30.34%
Klamath Falls 74 21,261 29.49%
Baker City 75 9,777 28.04%
Ontario 76 11,089 27.71%

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