These Are The 10 Most Liberal Cities In Texas 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 Texas.

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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 Lone Star State?

In order to do so, we turned our sites on measuring how each city in Texas 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.

Here are the 10 most liberal places in Texas for 2019:

  1. Roma (Photos)
  2. Rio Grande City (Photos)
  3. Crystal City (Photos)
  4. Eagle Pass (Photos)
  5. Laredo (Photos)
  6. Socorro (Photos)
  7. El Paso (Photos)
  8. Horizon City (Photos)
  9. Anthony
  10. Alton

If you’re wondering, Perryton is the most conservative city in Texas 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 Texas.

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

How we determined the most liberal cities in Texas for 2019

We started by making a list of every city in Texas over 5,000 people based on the 2013-2017 American Community Survey (The most recent data). That left us with 349 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 349 for each of the criteria where number one was the most liberal.

The winner, Roma, is “The Most liberal City in Texas For 2019”.

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

The 10 Most liberal Places In Texas For 2019

Roma, TX

Overall SnackAbility

3
/10

Population: 11,255
Percent Democrat: 79.1%
$ Democrat Amount Per Capita: $0.26
# Democrat Contributions Per Capita: 0.0
More on Roma: PhotosData

Roma is a city in Starr County, Texas, United States. The population was 9,765 at the 2010 census. The city is located along the Rio Grande, across from Ciudad Miguel Alemn in Tamaulipas, Mexico.

Rio Grande City, TX

Overall SnackAbility

4
/10

Population: 14,310
Percent Democrat: 79.1%
$ Democrat Amount Per Capita: $4.19
# Democrat Contributions Per Capita: 0.01
More on Rio Grande City: PhotosData

Rio Grande City is a city in and the county seat of Starr County, Texas. The population was 13,834 at the 2010 census. The city is 41 miles west of McAllen. The city also holds the March record high for the United States at 108 degrees Fahrenheit. The city is connected to Camargo, Tamaulipas, via the Rio Grande City-Camargo International Bridge.

Crystal City, TX

Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 7,401
Percent Democrat: 77.6%
$ Democrat Amount Per Capita: $0.74
# Democrat Contributions Per Capita: 0.0
More on Crystal City: PhotosData

Crystal City is a city in and the county seat of Zavala County, Texas, United States. The population was 7,138 at the 2010 census. It was settled as a farming and ranching community and was a major railroad stop being 110 miles from San Antonio. Spinach became a major crop and the city has promoted itself as “Spinach Capital of the World.” During World War II, a large internment camp was located here. The town is also noteworthy in the history of Mexican American political self-determination for the founding of the La Raza Unida Party.

Eagle Pass, TX

Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 28,469
Percent Democrat: 76.5%
$ Democrat Amount Per Capita: $1.66
# Democrat Contributions Per Capita: 0.01
More on Eagle Pass: PhotosData

Eagle Pass is a city in and the county seat of Maverick County in the US state of Texas. The population was 26,255 as of the 2010 census

Laredo, TX

Overall SnackAbility

4
/10

Population: 255,305
Percent Democrat: 73.5%
$ Democrat Amount Per Capita: $7.12
# Democrat Contributions Per Capita: 0.07
More on Laredo: PhotosData

Laredo is the county seat of Webb County, Texas, United States, located on the north bank of the Rio Grande in South Texas, across from Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas, Mexico. According to the 2010 census, the city population was 236,091, making it the tenth-most populous city in the state of Texas and third-most populated on the Mexico-United States border, after San Diego, California, and El Paso, Texas. Its metropolitan area is the 178th-largest in the U.S. and includes all of Webb County, with a population of 250,304. Laredo is also part of the cross-border Laredo-Nuevo Laredo Metropolitan Area with an estimated population of 636,516.

Socorro, TX

Overall SnackAbility

4
/10

Population: 33,587
Percent Democrat: 68.5%
$ Democrat Amount Per Capita: $1.87
# Democrat Contributions Per Capita: 0.02
More on Socorro: PhotosData

Socorro is a city in El Paso County, Texas, United States on the north bank of the Rio Grande southeast of El Paso and on the border of Mexico. El Paso adjoins it on the west and the smaller city of San Elizario on the southeast; small unincorporated areas of El Paso County separate it from the nearby municipalities of Horizon City to the north and Clint to the east. As of the 2000 census, the city population was 27,152. By the 2010 census, the number had grown to 32,013. It is part of the El Paso Metropolitan Statistical Area. The city is El Paso County’s second-largest municipality, after El Paso. It has a council manager type of government with five city council members. Socorro is the 93rd largest community in the state of Texas.

El Paso, TX

Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 678,266
Percent Democrat: 68.5%
$ Democrat Amount Per Capita: $8.05
# Democrat Contributions Per Capita: 0.05
More on El Paso: PhotosData

El Paso is a city in and the seat of El Paso County, Texas, United States. It is situated in the far western corner of the U.S. state of Texas.

Horizon City, TX

Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 19,331
Percent Democrat: 68.5%
$ Democrat Amount Per Capita: $2.21
# Democrat Contributions Per Capita: 0.02
More on Horizon City: PhotosData

Horizon City is a city in El Paso County, Texas, United States. As of the 2010 United States Census, the population was 16,735, reflecting an increase of 11,502 from the 5,233 counted in the 2000 Census. It is part of the El Paso Metropolitan Statistical Area and is situated to the immediate east of the city of El Paso.

Overall SnackAbility

4
/10

Population: 5,503
Percent Democrat: 68.5%
$ Democrat Amount Per Capita: $0.8
# Democrat Contributions Per Capita: 0.0
More on Anthony: Data

Anthony is an incorporated town in El Paso County, Texas, United States. The population was 5,011 at the 2010 census. It is the first town encountered in Texas when traveling eastbound on Interstate 10 from New Mexico.

Overall SnackAbility

4
/10

Population: 16,019
Percent Democrat: 68.1%
$ Democrat Amount Per Capita: $4.51
# Democrat Contributions Per Capita: 0.03
More on Alton: Data

Alton is a city in Hidalgo County, Texas, United States. The population was 12,341 at the 2010 census.

Summing Up The Liberal Snowflakes in Texas

Well there you have it, the places in Texas that have the highest number of liberals per capita, with Roma ranking as the least conservative in the entire state.

If you’re curious, here are the least liberal cities in Texas:

  1. Perryton
  2. Pampa
  3. Breckenridge

For more Texas reading, check out:

Detailed List Of The Most Liberal Places In Texas

Rank City Population % Liberal
1 Roma, TX 11,255 79.1%
2 Rio Grande City, TX 14,310 79.1%
3 Crystal City, TX 7,401 77.6%
4 Eagle Pass, TX 28,469 76.5%
5 Laredo, TX 255,305 73.5%
6 Socorro, TX 33,587 68.5%
7 El Paso, TX 678,266 68.5%
8 Horizon City, TX 19,331 68.5%
9 Anthony, TX 5,503 68.5%
10 Alton, TX 16,019 68.1%
11 San Juan, TX 36,469 68.1%
12 Mission, TX 83,042 68.1%
13 Mcallen, TX 139,838 68.1%
14 Palmview, TX 5,693 68.1%
15 Hidalgo, TX 13,593 68.1%
16 Weslaco, TX 39,420 68.1%
17 Pharr, TX 76,727 68.1%
18 Edinburg, TX 86,123 68.1%
19 Alamo, TX 19,442 68.1%
20 Donna, TX 16,507 68.1%
21 Progreso, TX 5,867 68.1%
22 Elsa, TX 7,135 68.1%
23 Mercedes, TX 16,588 68.1%
24 Carrizo Springs, TX 5,779 67.4%
25 Raymondville, TX 11,087 67.2%
26 Lago Vista, TX 6,583 65.8%
27 Pflugerville, TX 58,013 65.8%
28 Manor, TX 7,513 65.8%
29 Lakeway, TX 14,147 65.8%
30 Bee Cave, TX 6,236 65.8%
31 Austin, TX 916,906 65.8%
32 San Benito, TX 24,474 64.5%
33 Port Isabel, TX 5,049 64.5%
34 La Feria, TX 7,314 64.5%
35 Los Fresnos, TX 7,588 64.5%
36 Brownsville, TX 182,083 64.5%
37 Harlingen, TX 65,444 64.5%
38 Balch Springs, TX 25,236 60.2%
39 Addison, TX 15,455 60.2%
40 Richardson, TX 111,055 60.2%
41 Cedar Hill, TX 48,149 60.2%
42 Farmers Branch, TX 33,808 60.2%
43 Glenn Heights, TX 12,257 60.2%
44 Sachse, TX 24,303 60.2%
45 Coppell, TX 41,138 60.2%
46 Rowlett, TX 60,357 60.2%
47 Seagoville, TX 16,089 60.2%
48 Lancaster, TX 38,871 60.2%
49 Grand Prairie, TX 188,664 60.2%
50 Irving, TX 235,648 60.2%
51 Garland, TX 235,965 60.2%
52 Dallas, TX 1,300,122 60.2%
53 Mesquite, TX 144,118 60.2%
54 Sunnyvale, TX 6,077 60.2%
55 Highland Park, TX 9,071 60.2%
56 Duncanville, TX 39,636 60.2%
57 Desoto, TX 52,596 60.2%
58 Hutchins, TX 5,691 60.2%
59 University Park, TX 24,692 60.2%
60 Pearsall, TX 10,111 55.5%
61 Alice, TX 19,226 54.1%
62 Houston, TX 2,267,336 54.0%
63 Humble, TX 15,736 54.0%
64 Tomball, TX 11,535 54.0%
65 Katy, TX 17,265 54.0%
66 Webster, TX 11,128 54.0%
67 Jacinto City, TX 10,748 54.0%
68 Deer Park, TX 33,748 54.0%
69 Seabrook, TX 13,325 54.0%
70 La Porte, TX 35,216 54.0%
71 South Houston, TX 17,563 54.0%
72 Galena Park, TX 11,103 54.0%
73 Baytown, TX 76,205 54.0%
74 Jersey Village, TX 7,896 54.0%
75 Pasadena, TX 153,909 54.0%
76 Bellaire, TX 18,479 54.0%
77 West University Place, TX 15,477 54.0%
78 Windcrest, TX 5,765 53.7%
79 Live Oak, TX 15,335 53.7%
80 Kirby, TX 8,542 53.7%
81 Fair Oaks Ranch, TX 9,477 53.7%
82 Helotes, TX 8,603 53.7%
83 Terrell Hills, TX 5,248 53.7%
84 Selma, TX 9,217 53.7%
85 Universal City, TX 19,999 53.7%
86 Alamo Heights, TX 7,982 53.7%
87 Leon Valley, TX 11,183 53.7%
88 Converse, TX 21,919 53.7%
89 San Antonio, TX 1,461,623 53.7%
90 Pecos, TX 9,552 52.1%
91 Richmond, TX 12,063 51.4%
92 Sugar Land, TX 86,886 51.4%
93 Stafford, TX 18,092 51.4%
94 Missouri City, TX 72,688 51.4%
95 Fulshear, TX 6,203 51.4%
96 Rosenberg, TX 35,867 51.4%
97 Del Rio, TX 35,951 51.1%
98 Kingsville, TX 25,875 49.2%
99 Nederland, TX 17,284 48.4%
100 Port Neches, TX 12,840 48.4%

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