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 Tennessee? And specifically, which cities have the highest number of liberal voters in Volunteer State.
After analyzing every single city in Tennessee with populations greater than 5,000, these are the 10 most liberal cities in the state:
- Memphis (Photos)
- Millington (Photos)
- Arlington (Photos)
- Germantown (Photos)
- Collierville (Photos)
- Bartlett (Photos)
- Lakeland (Photos)
- Brownsville (Photos)
- Bolivar (Photos)
If you’re wondering, Sevierville is the most conservative city of all in Tennessee.
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 Tennessee.
How we determined the most liberal cities in Tennessee
We started by making a list of every place in Tennessee over 5,000 people based on the 2014 American Community Survey that aren’t ‘CDPs’. That left us with more than 95 places in Tennessee.
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 95, and the winner is ‘The Most Liberal City in Tennessee.’
Let’s go through these liberal places, shall we?
Population: 657,167Percent Liberal: 62.64%
Population: 11,113Percent Liberal: 62.64%
Population: 11,635Percent Liberal: 62.64%
Population: 39,262Percent Liberal: 62.64%
Population: 47,434Percent Liberal: 62.64%
Population: 58,107Percent Liberal: 62.64%
Population: 12,556Percent Liberal: 62.64%
Population: 10,016Percent Liberal: 60.37%
Population: 16,672 Percent Liberal: 58.45%
Population: 5,219Percent Liberal: 52.52%
Summing Up The Liberal Pie
Well there you have it, the places in Tennessee that have the highest number of liberals per capita, with Memphis ranking as the least conservative in the entire state.
If you’re curious, here are the most conservative cities in Tennessee:
- Pigeon Forge
For more Tennessee reading , check out:
- These Are The 10 Drunkest Places In Tennessee – RoadSnacks
- These Are The 10 Snobbiest Places In Tennessee – RoadSnacks
- These Are The 10 Worst Places To Live In Tennessee – RoadSnacks
Detailed List Of The Most Liberal Cities In Tennessee