These Are The 10 Most Liberal Cities In Pennsylvania


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

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

  1. Philadelphia (Photos)
  2. Taylor (Photos)
  3. Moosic (Photos)
  4. Dunmore (Photos)
  5. Carbondale (Photos)
  6. Blakely (Photos)
  7. Old Forge
  8. Archbald (Photos)
  9. Dickson City (Photos)
  10. Clarks Summit (Photos)

If you’re wondering, Punxsutawney is the most conservative city of all in Pennsylvania.

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 Pennsylvania.

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How we determined the most liberal cities in Pennsylvania

We started by making a list of every place in Pennsylvania over 5,000 people based on the 2014 American Community Survey that aren’t ‘CDPs’. That left us with more than 182 places in Pennsylvania.

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 182, and the winner is ‘The Most Liberal City in Pennsylvania.’

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

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1. Philadelphia

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 1,555,072
Percent Liberal: 85.29%

2. Taylor

Taylor, Pennsylvania

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 6,176
Percent Liberal: 63.09%

3. Moosic

Moosic, Pennsylvania

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 5,718
Percent Liberal: 63.09%

4. Dunmore

Dunmore, Pennsylvania

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 13,810
Percent Liberal: 63.09%

5. Carbondale

Carbondale, Pennsylvania

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 8,773
Percent Liberal: 63.09%

6. Blakely

Blakely, Pennsylvania

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 6,496
Percent Liberal: 63.09%

7. Old Forge


Population: 8,225
Percent Liberal: 63.09%

8. Archbald

Archbald, Pennsylvania

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 7,049
Percent Liberal: 63.09%

9. Dickson City

Dickson City, Pennsylvania

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 6,005
Percent Liberal: 63.09%

10. Clarks Summit

Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 5,067
Percent Liberal: 63.09%

Summing Up The Liberal Pie

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

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

  1. Punxsutawney
  2. Somerset
  3. Chambersburg

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Detailed List Of The Most Liberal Cities In Pennsylvania

City Rank Population % Liberal
Philadelphia 1 1,555,072 85.29%
Taylor 2 6,176 63.09%
Moosic 3 5,718 63.09%
Dunmore 4 13,810 63.09%
Carbondale 5 8,773 63.09%
Blakely 6 6,496 63.09%
Old Forge 7 8,225 63.09%
Archbald 8 7,049 63.09%
Dickson City 9 6,005 63.09%
Clarks Summit 10 5,067 63.09%
Scranton 11 76,064 63.09%
Olyphant 12 5,166 63.09%
Brookhaven 13 8,054 60.16%
Lansdowne 14 10,614 60.16%
Norwood 15 5,897 60.16%
Darby 16 10,693 60.16%
Swarthmore 17 6,195 60.16%
Yeadon 18 11,506 60.16%
Collingdale 19 8,786 60.16%
Sharon Hill 20 5,693 60.16%
Prospect Park 21 6,468 60.16%
Folcroft 22 6,630 60.16%
Glenolden 23 7,159 60.16%
Chester 24 34,016 60.16%
Ridley Park 25 7,020 60.16%
Clifton Heights 26 6,658 60.16%
Media 27 5,336 60.16%
Corry 28 6,509 57.36%
Erie 29 100,678 57.36%
Edinboro 30 6,443 57.36%
West View 31 6,735 56.7%
Clairton 32 6,752 56.7%
Dormont 33 8,555 56.7%
Mckees Rocks 34 6,075 56.7%
Castle Shannon 35 8,293 56.7%
Pleasant Hills 36 8,284 56.7%
Swissvale 37 8,932 56.7%
Carnegie 38 7,953 56.7%
White Oak 39 7,842 56.7%
Bellevue 40 8,329 56.7%
Forest Hills 41 6,491 56.7%
Pittsburgh 42 305,928 56.7%
Brentwood 43 9,598 56.7%
Oakmont 44 6,398 56.7%
Crafton 45 5,920 56.7%
Mckeesport 46 19,637 56.7%
West Mifflin 47 20,237 56.7%
Baldwin 48 19,803 56.7%
Fox Chapel 49 5,413 56.7%
Wilkinsburg 50 15,866 56.7%
Turtle Creek 51 5,324 56.7%
Duquesne 52 5,556 56.7%
Whitehall 53 13,920 56.7%
Coraopolis 54 5,642 56.7%
Franklin Park 55 14,062 56.7%
Munhall 56 11,351 56.7%
Jefferson Hills 57 11,115 56.7%
Bridgeville 58 5,135 56.7%
Plum 59 27,458 56.7%
Hatboro 60 7,405 56.61%
Lansdale 61 16,441 56.61%
Ambler 62 6,513 56.61%
Conshohocken 63 7,890 56.61%
Souderton 64 6,697 56.61%
Collegeville 65 5,296 56.61%
Stroudsburg 66 5,516 55.98%
East Stroudsburg 67 9,967 55.98%
Emmaus 68 11,342 53.25%
Catasauqua 69 6,505 53.25%
Allentown 70 119,261 53.25%
Harrisburg 71 49,232 52.39%
Steelton 72 5,956 52.39%
Bangor 73 5,233 51.71%
Bethlehem 74 75,004 51.71%
Nazareth 75 5,701 51.71%
Wilson 76 7,838 51.71%
Northampton 77 9,895 51.71%
Easton 78 26,996 51.71%
Hazleton 79 25,087 51.68%
Wilkes-Barre 80 41,108 51.68%
Nanticoke 81 10,356 51.68%
Kingston 82 13,074 51.68%
Pittston 83 7,698 51.68%
Swoyersville 84 5,025 51.68%
Plymouth 85 5,895 51.68%
Exeter 86 5,625 51.68%
Bristol 87 9,634 50.0%
Perkasie 88 8,498 50.0%
Coatesville 89 13,152 49.34%
Phoenixville 90 16,562 49.34%
Kennett Square 91 6,117 49.34%
Oxford 92 5,163 49.34%
West Chester 93 19,181 49.34%
Bellefonte 94 6,285 49.09%
State College 95 42,129 49.09%
Reading 96 88,057 48.74%
Birdsboro 97 5,155 48.74%
Wyomissing 98 10,475 48.74%
Shillington 99 5,268 48.74%
Grove City 100 8,210 47.64%

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