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 Volunteer State?
In order to do so, we turned our sites on measuring how each city in Tennessee 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, Newport is the most conservative city in Tennessee 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 Tennessee.
And if you already knew these places were liberal, check out some more reading about Tennessee and the most lberal places in the country:
How we determined the most liberal cities in Tennessee for 2019
We started by making a list of every city in Tennessee over 5,000 people based on the 2013-2017 American Community Survey (The most recent data). That left us with 94 cities and towns.
- Percentage Of Registered Democrats
- # Of Contributions To Democrats Per Capita
- $ Amount Contributed To Democrats Per Capita
Next, we ranked each city from 1 to 94 for each of the criteria where number one was the most liberal.
The winner, Memphis, is “The Most liberal City in Tennessee For 2019”.
Let’s go through these liberal places, shall we?
The 10 Most liberal Places In Tennessee For 2019
Memphis is a city in the southwestern corner of the U.S. state of Tennessee and the county seat of Shelby County. The city is located on the fourth Chickasaw Bluff, south of the confluence of the Wolf and Mississippi rivers.
Arlington is a town in Shelby County, Tennessee. The population was 2,569 at the 2000 census and 11,517 at the 2010 census, for a gain of 348.3% during the decade. The 2010 US Census shows that Arlington is the 2nd fastest growing community in the State of Tennessee. It is one of seven municipalities in Shelby County.
Lakeland is a city in Shelby County, Tennessee, and a suburb of Memphis. The population was 12,430 at the 2010 census.
Millington is a city in Shelby County, Tennessee, United States. As of the 2010 census, it had a population of 10,176. Millington is the home of the Memphis International Raceway. It was granted the title “Flag City Tennessee” by the Tennessee State Legislature. The Naval Support Activity Mid-South is located at the former Memphis Naval Air Station, which was changed functions from a training base to an administrative one in 1993. There is also a general aviation airport that features the third longest runway in Tennessee.
Germantown is a city in Shelby County, Tennessee, United States. The population was 38,844 at the 2010 census.
Collierville is a town in Shelby County, Tennessee, United States, and a suburb located in the Memphis metropolitan area. The town had a population of 43,965 at the 2010 census.
Bartlett is a city in Shelby County, Tennessee, United States, located northeast of Memphis, and is part of the Memphis metropolitan area. The population was 54,613 at the 2010 U.S. Census.
Percent Democrat: 59.8%
$ Democrat Amount Per Capita: $29.03
# Democrat Contributions Per Capita: 0.34
More on Goodlettsville: Data
Goodlettsville is a city in Davidson and Sumner counties, Tennessee. Goodlettsville was incorporated as a city in 1958 with a population of just over 3,000 residents; at the 2010 census, the city had a total population of 15,921 and in 2015 the population was 16,994. Goodlettsville chose to remain autonomous in 1963 when the city of Nashville merged with the government of Davidson County.
Percent Democrat: 59.8%
$ Democrat Amount Per Capita: $738.29
# Democrat Contributions Per Capita: 3.01
More on Forest Hills: Data
Brownsville is a city in Haywood County, Tennessee. It is the county seat of Haywood County, which is in the broad delta floodplain near the Mississippi River. Its population as of the 2010 census is 10,292.
Summing Up The Liberal Snowflakes in Tennessee
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 least liberal cities in Tennessee:
For more Tennessee reading, check out:
- 10 Best Places To Live In Tennessee
- These Are The 10 Best Counties To Live In Tennessee
- 10 Cheapest Places To Live In Tennessee
- 10 Best Places To Raise A Family In Tennessee
- These Are The 10 Best Places To Retire In Tennessee
- These Are The 10 Richest Cities In Tennessee
- 10 Safest Places In Tennessee
- 10 Worst Places To Live In Tennessee