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 South Carolina? And specifically, which cities have the highest number of liberal voters in Palmetto State.
After analyzing every single city in South Carolina with populations greater than 5,000, these are the 10 most liberal cities in the state:
- Orangeburg (Photos)
- Columbia (Photos)
- Forest Acres
- Dillon (Photos)
- Chester (Photos)
If you’re wondering, Central is the most conservative city of all in South Carolina.
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 South Carolina.
How we determined the most liberal cities in South Carolina
We started by making a list of every place in South Carolina over 5,000 people based on the 2014 American Community Survey that aren’t ‘CDPs’. That left us with more than 61 places in South Carolina.
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 61, and the winner is ‘The Most Liberal City in South Carolina.’
Let’s go through these liberal places, shall we?
Population: 13,685Percent Liberal: 71.37%
Population: 131,958Percent Liberal: 65.34%
3. Forest Acres
Population: 10,545 Percent Liberal: 65.34%
Population: 11,704 Percent Liberal: 65.34%
Population: 6,793 Percent Liberal: 64.65%
Population: 8,834 Percent Liberal: 61.91%
Population: 40,851 Percent Liberal: 58.32%
Population: 6,705Percent Liberal: 57.71%
Population: 5,527Percent Liberal: 54.77%
Population: 6,212 Percent Liberal: 51.27%
Summing Up The Liberal Pie
Well there you have it, the places in South Carolina that have the highest number of liberals per capita, with Orangeburg ranking as the least conservative in the entire state.
If you’re curious, here are the most conservative cities in South Carolina:
For more South Carolina reading , check out:
- These Are The 10 Poorest Places In South Carolina – RoadSnacks
- These Are The 10 Worst Places To Live In South Carolina – RoadSnacks
- These Are The 10 Most Miserable Cities In South Carolina – RoadSnacks
Detailed List Of The Most Liberal Cities In South Carolina
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