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 Keystone State?
In order to do so, we turned our sites on measuring how each city in Pennsylvania 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, Punxsutawney is the most conservative city in Pennsylvania 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 Pennsylvania.
And if you already knew these places were liberal, check out some more reading about Pennsylvania and the most lberal places in the country:
How we determined the most liberal cities in Pennsylvania for 2019
We started by making a list of every city in Pennsylvania over 5,000 people based on the 2013-2017 American Community Survey (The most recent data). That left us with 167 cities and towns.
- Percentage Of Registered Democrats
- # Of Contributions To Democrats Per Capita
- $ Amount Contributed To Democrats Per Capita
Next, we ranked each city from 1 to 167 for each of the criteria where number one was the most liberal.
The winner, Philadelphia, is “The Most liberal City in Pennsylvania For 2019”.
Let’s go through these liberal places, shall we?
The 10 Most liberal Places In Pennsylvania For 2019
Philadelphia is the largest city in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the sixth-most populous city in the United States, with an estimated population of 1,567,872 and more than 6million in the seventh-largest metropolitan statistical area, as of 2016. Philadelphia is the economic and cultural anchor of the Delaware Valley region, located along the lower Delaware and Schuylkill Rivers. The region’s population of 7.2million ranks it as the eighth-largest combined statistical area in the United States.
Chester is a city in Delaware County, Pennsylvania, United States, with a population of 33,972 at the 2010 census. Incorporated in 1682, Chester sits on the western bank of the Delaware River between the cities of Philadelphia and Wilmington, Delaware.
Folcroft is a borough in Delaware County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 6,606 at the 2010 census, down from 6,978 at the 2000 census.
Yeadon is a borough in Delaware County, Pennsylvania, United States. It borders the city of Philadelphia. The population was 11,443 at the 2010 census.
Ridley Park is a borough in Delaware County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 7,002 at the 2010 census. Ridley Park is the home of The Boeing Company’s CH-47 Chinook helicopter division.
Brookhaven is a borough in Delaware County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 8,006 at the 2010 census.
Swarthmore is a borough in Delaware County, Pennsylvania, United States. Swarthmore was originally named “Westdale” in honor of noted painter Benjamin West, who was one of the early residents of the town. The name was changed to “Swarthmore” after the establishment of Swarthmore College. “Swarthmore” can be pronounced with the first “r” either vocalized or dropped due to differences in rhotic and non-rhotic accents, but locally it is usually pronounced without the first “r”. The borough population was 6,194 as of the 2010 census.
The borough of Media is the county seat of Delaware County, in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania and is located 13 miles west of Philadelphia. Media was incorporated in 1850 at the same time that it was named the county seat. The population was 5,327 at the 2010 census, down from 5,533 at the 2000 census. Its school district is the Rose Tree Media School District with Penncrest High School and Springton Lake Middle School. In June 2006, it became the first fair trade town in America. Media promotes itself by its motto: “Everybody’s Hometown”.
Clifton Heights is a borough in Delaware County, Pennsylvania, United States, located on Darby Creek 8 miles west of downtown Philadelphia. As of the 2010 census the population was 6,652.
Summing Up The Liberal Snowflakes in Pennsylvania
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 least liberal cities in Pennsylvania:
For more Pennsylvania reading, check out:
- 10 Best Places To Live In Pennsylvania
- These Are The 10 Best Counties To Live In Pennsylvania
- 10 Cheapest Places To Live In Pennsylvania
- 10 Best Places To Raise A Family In Pennsylvania
- These Are The 10 Best Places To Retire In Pennsylvania
- These Are The 10 Richest Cities In Pennsylvania
- 10 Safest Places In Pennsylvania
- 10 Worst Places To Live In Pennsylvania