These Are The 10 Most Liberal Cities In Rhode Island For 2019


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Editor’s Note: We updated this article for 2019. This is our third time ranking the most liberal places to live in Rhode Island.

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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 Ocean State?

In order to do so, we turned our sites on measuring how each city in Rhode Island 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, Warwick is the most conservative city in Rhode Island 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 Rhode Island.

And if you already knew these places were liberal, check out some more reading about Rhode Island and the most lberal places in the country:

How we determined the most liberal cities in Rhode Island for 2019

We started by making a list of every city in Rhode Island over 5,000 people based on the 2013-2017 American Community Survey (The most recent data). That left us with 15 cities and towns.

We then measured the voting record and donation data to determine which places lean the most rightward in their allegiances by:

  1. Percentage Of Registered Democrats
  2. # Of Contributions To Democrats Per Capita
  3. $ Amount Contributed To Democrats Per Capita

Next, we ranked each city from 1 to 15 for each of the criteria where number one was the most liberal.

The winner, Central Falls, is “The Most liberal City in Rhode Island For 2019”.

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

The 10 Most liberal Places In Rhode Island For 2019

Central Falls, RI

Overall SnackAbility

4
/10

Population: 19,395
Percent Democrat: 57.5%
$ Democrat Amount Per Capita: $0.06
# Democrat Contributions Per Capita: 0.0
More on Central Falls: PhotosData

Central Falls is a city in Providence County, Rhode Island, United States. The population was 19,376 at the 2010 census. With an area of only 1.29 square miles, it is the smallest and most densely populated city in the smallest state, and the 27th most densely populated incorporated place in the United States. It is also one of only four incorporated places in New England that have a higher population density than the city of Boston. The city takes its name from a waterfall on the Blackstone River.

Woonsocket, RI

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 41,508
Percent Democrat: 57.5%
$ Democrat Amount Per Capita: $5.52
# Democrat Contributions Per Capita: 0.01
More on Woonsocket: PhotosData

Woonsocket is a city in Providence County, Rhode Island, United States. The population was 41,186 at the 2010 census, making it the sixth largest city in the state. Woonsocket lies directly south of the Massachusetts state line and constitutes part of both the Providence metropolitan area and the larger Greater Boston Combined Statistical Area.

Pawtucket, RI

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 71,770
Percent Democrat: 57.5%
$ Democrat Amount Per Capita: $1.81
# Democrat Contributions Per Capita: 0.03
More on Pawtucket: PhotosData

Pawtucket is a city in Providence County, Rhode Island, United States. The population was 71,148 at the 2010 census. It is the fourth largest city in the state.

Valley Falls, RI

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 12,056
Percent Democrat: 57.5%
$ Democrat Amount Per Capita: $8.07
# Democrat Contributions Per Capita: 0.08
More on Valley Falls: PhotosData

Greenville, RI

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 8,388
Percent Democrat: 57.5%
$ Democrat Amount Per Capita: $10.04
# Democrat Contributions Per Capita: 0.06
More on Greenville: PhotosData

East Providence, RI

Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 47,425
Percent Democrat: 57.5%
$ Democrat Amount Per Capita: $27.03
# Democrat Contributions Per Capita: 0.08
More on East Providence: PhotosData

East Providence is a city in Providence County, Rhode Island, United States. The population was 47,037 at the 2010 census, making it the fifth largest city in the state.

Providence, RI

Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 179,509
Percent Democrat: 57.5%
$ Democrat Amount Per Capita: $25.37
# Democrat Contributions Per Capita: 0.15
More on Providence: PhotosData

Providence is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. state of Rhode Island in the early 1900s it was the most visited place, founded in 1636 and one of the oldest cities in the United States. It was founded by Roger Williams, a religious exile from the Massachusetts Bay Colony. He named the area in honor of “God’s merciful Providence” which he believed was responsible for revealing such a haven for him and his followers to settle. The city is situated at the mouth of the Providence River at the head of Narragansett Bay.

Pascoag, RI

Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 5,041
Percent Democrat: 57.5%
$ Democrat Amount Per Capita: $3.4
# Democrat Contributions Per Capita: 0.05
More on Pascoag: PhotosData

Cumberland Hill, RI

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 8,062
Percent Democrat: 57.5%
$ Democrat Amount Per Capita: $12.07
# Democrat Contributions Per Capita: 0.12
More on Cumberland Hill: PhotosData

Cranston, RI

Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 80,979
Percent Democrat: 57.5%
$ Democrat Amount Per Capita: $8.45
# Democrat Contributions Per Capita: 0.09
More on Cranston: PhotosData

Cranston, once known as Pawtuxet, is a city in the U.S. state of Rhode Island. With a population of 80,529 at the 2010 census, it is the third largest city in the state. The center of population of Rhode Island is located in Cranston. Cranston is a part of the Providence metropolitan area.

Summing Up The Liberal Snowflakes in Rhode Island

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 least liberal cities in Rhode Island:

  1. Warwick
  2. Kingston
  3. Westerly

For more Rhode Island reading, check out:

Detailed List Of The Most Liberal Places In Rhode Island

Rank City Population % Liberal
1 Central Falls, RI 19,395 57.5%
2 Woonsocket, RI 41,508 57.5%
3 Pawtucket, RI 71,770 57.5%
4 Valley Falls, RI 12,056 57.5%
5 Greenville, RI 8,388 57.5%
6 East Providence, RI 47,425 57.5%
7 Providence, RI 179,509 57.5%
8 Pascoag, RI 5,041 57.5%
9 Cumberland Hill, RI 8,062 57.5%
10 Cranston, RI 80,979 57.5%
11 Tiverton, RI 7,727 55.7%
12 Newport, RI 24,745 55.7%
13 Westerly, RI 17,323 50.8%
14 Kingston, RI 6,983 50.8%
15 Warwick, RI 81,218 46.1%