These Are The 10 Most Liberal Cities In Rhode Island


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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 Rhode Island? And specifically, which cities have the highest number of liberal voters in Ocean State.

After analyzing every single city in Rhode Island with populations greater than 2,000, these are the 10 most liberal cities in the state:

  1. Central Falls (Photos)
  2. Woonsocket (Photos)
  3. East Providence (Photos)
  4. Pawtucket (Photos)
  5. Cranston (Photos)
  6. Providence (Photos)
  7. Newport (Photos)
  8. Warwick (Photos)

If you’re wondering, Warwick is the most conservative city of all in Rhode Island.

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 Rhode Island.

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How we determined the most liberal cities in Rhode Island

We started by making a list of every place in Rhode Island over 2,000 people based on the 2014 American Community Survey that aren’t ‘CDPs’. That left us with more than 8 places in Rhode Island.

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 8, and the winner is ‘The Most Liberal City in Rhode Island.’

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

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1. Central Falls

Central Falls, Rhode Island

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 19,378
Percent Liberal: 66.53%

2. Woonsocket

Woonsocket, Rhode Island

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 41,213
Percent Liberal: 66.53%

3. East Providence

East Providence, Rhode Island

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 47,266
Percent Liberal: 66.53%

4. Pawtucket

Pawtucket, Rhode Island

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 71,395
Percent Liberal: 66.53%

5. Cranston

Cranston, Rhode Island

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 80,761
Percent Liberal: 66.53%

6. Providence

Providence, Rhode Island

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 178,680
Percent Liberal: 66.53%

7. Newport

Newport, Rhode Island

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 24,459
Percent Liberal: 59.47%

8. Warwick

Warwick, Rhode Island

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 81,855
Percent Liberal: 57.73%

Summing Up The Liberal Pie

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

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

  1. Warwick
  2. Newport
  3. Providence

For more Rhode Island reading , check out:

Detailed List Of The Most Liberal Cities In Rhode Island

City Rank Population % Liberal
Central Falls 1 19,378 66.53%
Woonsocket 2 41,213 66.53%
East Providence 3 47,266 66.53%
Pawtucket 4 71,395 66.53%
Cranston 5 80,761 66.53%
Providence 6 178,680 66.53%
Newport 7 24,459 59.47%
Warwick 8 81,855 57.73%

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