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:
- Philadelphia (Photos)
- Taylor (Photos)
- Moosic (Photos)
- Dunmore (Photos)
- Carbondale (Photos)
- Blakely (Photos)
- Old Forge
- Archbald (Photos)
- Dickson City (Photos)
- 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.
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?
Population: 1,555,072Percent Liberal: 85.29%
Population: 6,176Percent Liberal: 63.09%
Population: 5,718Percent Liberal: 63.09%
Population: 13,810Percent Liberal: 63.09%
Population: 8,773Percent Liberal: 63.09%
Population: 6,496Percent Liberal: 63.09%
7. Old Forge
Population: 8,225 Percent Liberal: 63.09%
Population: 7,049Percent Liberal: 63.09%
9. Dickson City
Population: 6,005Percent Liberal: 63.09%
10. Clarks Summit
Population: 5,067Percent 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:
For more Pennsylvania reading , check out:
- These Are The 10 Drunkest Cities In Pennsylvania – RoadSnacks
- These Are The 10 Snobbiest Cities In Pennsylvania – RoadSnacks
- 10 Small Towns In Pennsylvania Where You’d Never Want To Live – RoadSnacks
Detailed List Of The Most Liberal Cities In Pennsylvania