These Are The 10 Most Liberal Cities In Tennessee


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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 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:

  1. Memphis (Photos)
  2. Millington (Photos)
  3. Arlington (Photos)
  4. Germantown (Photos)
  5. Collierville (Photos)
  6. Bartlett (Photos)
  7. Lakeland (Photos)
  8. Brownsville (Photos)
  9. Goodlettsville
  10. 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.

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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?

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1. Memphis

Memphis, Tennessee

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 657,167
Percent Liberal: 62.64%

2. Millington

Millington, Tennessee

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 11,113
Percent Liberal: 62.64%

3. Arlington

Arlington, Tennessee

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 11,635
Percent Liberal: 62.64%

4. Germantown

Germantown, Tennessee

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 39,262
Percent Liberal: 62.64%

5. Collierville

Collierville, Tennessee

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 47,434
Percent Liberal: 62.64%

6. Bartlett

Bartlett, Tennessee

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 58,107
Percent Liberal: 62.64%

7. Lakeland

Lakeland, Tennessee

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 12,556
Percent Liberal: 62.64%

8. Brownsville

Brownsville, Tennessee

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 10,016
Percent Liberal: 60.37%

9. Goodlettsville


Population: 16,672
Percent Liberal: 58.45%

10. Bolivar

Bolivar, Tennessee

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 5,219
Percent 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:

  1. Sevierville
  2. Pigeon Forge
  3. Cleveland

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Detailed List Of The Most Liberal Cities In Tennessee

City Rank Population % Liberal
Memphis 1 657,167 62.64%
Millington 2 11,113 62.64%
Arlington 3 11,635 62.64%
Germantown 4 39,262 62.64%
Collierville 5 47,434 62.64%
Bartlett 6 58,107 62.64%
Lakeland 7 12,556 62.64%
Brownsville 8 10,016 60.37%
Goodlettsville 9 16,672 58.45%
Bolivar 10 5,219 52.52%
Ripley 11 8,291 46.16%
Jackson 12 67,161 45.13%
Clarksville 13 143,618 44.08%
Collegedale 14 9,918 41.67%
Red Bank 15 11,793 41.67%
Chattanooga 16 174,483 41.67%
Signal Mountain 17 8,456 41.67%
East Ridge 18 21,275 41.67%
Soddy-Daisy 19 13,158 41.67%
Murfreesboro 20 117,983 36.84%
La Vergne 21 34,081 36.84%
Smyrna 22 43,580 36.84%
Mcminnville 23 13,651 36.51%
Columbia 24 35,627 35.83%
Dickson 25 14,951 34.95%
Pulaski 26 7,648 34.82%
Winchester 27 8,502 34.76%
Lewisburg 28 11,321 34.68%
Knoxville 29 183,066 34.43%
Farragut 30 21,374 34.43%
Oakland 31 7,106 34.17%
Clinton 32 9,918 34.13%
Oak Ridge 33 29,310 34.13%
Paris 34 10,166 34.06%
Humboldt 35 8,325 33.38%
Milan 36 7,817 33.38%
Mckenzie 37 5,551 32.03%
Greenbrier 38 6,611 31.53%
Springfield 39 16,639 31.53%
Cookeville 40 31,831 30.6%
Sparta 41 5,074 30.58%
Manchester 42 10,298 30.48%
Tullahoma 43 19,022 30.48%
Johnson City 44 64,978 29.82%
Jonesborough 45 5,189 29.82%
Munford 46 6,044 29.62%
Atoka 47 8,845 29.62%
Covington 48 9,036 29.62%
Shelbyville 49 20,779 29.15%
Dunlap 50 5,022 28.96%
Martin 51 11,199 28.76%
Rockwood 52 5,466 28.54%
Kingston 53 5,865 28.54%
Harriman 54 6,267 28.54%
Lebanon 55 28,638 28.54%
Mount Juliet 56 28,395 28.54%
Hendersonville 57 54,168 28.42%
Millersville 58 6,579 28.42%
Gallatin 59 32,518 28.42%
White House 60 10,810 28.42%
Portland 61 11,963 28.42%
Lawrenceburg 62 10,487 27.84%
La Follette 63 7,218 27.5%
Dyersburg 64 16,932 27.23%
Union City 65 10,722 27.01%
Erwin 66 6,028 27.0%
Sweetwater 67 5,872 26.76%
Maryville 68 27,993 26.27%
Alcoa 69 8,737 26.27%
Morristown 70 29,247 26.13%
Fairview 71 8,121 26.13%
Franklin 72 68,549 26.13%
Brentwood 73 39,974 26.13%
Nolensville 74 6,361 26.13%
Spring Hill 75 32,831 26.13%
Greeneville 76 15,031 26.06%
Athens 77 13,634 25.84%
Mount Carmel 78 5,441 25.7%
Church Hill 79 6,725 25.7%
Kingsport 80 52,898 25.58%
Bristol 81 26,674 25.58%
Henderson 82 6,474 25.34%
Lexington 83 7,802 25.03%
Dayton 84 7,355 24.82%
Crossville 85 11,245 24.8%
Fayetteville 86 7,060 24.8%
Newport 87 6,874 24.48%
Jefferson City 88 8,396 24.1%
Savannah 89 7,032 23.51%
Elizabethton 90 14,058 23.23%
Lenoir City 91 8,943 22.92%
Loudon 92 5,653 22.92%
Cleveland 93 42,895 22.35%
Pigeon Forge 94 6,039 21.91%
Sevierville 95 15,903 21.91%

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