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:
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:
- Percentage Of Registered Democrats
- # Of Contributions To Democrats Per Capita
- $ 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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.
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.
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:
For more Texas reading, check out:
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- These Are The 10 Best Counties To Live In Texas
- 10 Cheapest Places To Live In Texas
- 10 Best Places To Raise A Family In Texas
- These Are The 10 Best Places To Retire In Texas
- These Are The 10 Richest Cities In Texas
- 10 Safest Places In Texas
- 10 Worst Places To Live In Texas