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 Texas? And specifically, which cities have the highest number of liberal voters in Lone Star State.
After analyzing every single city in Texas with populations greater than 5,000, these are the 10 most liberal cities in the state:
- Mesquite (Photos)
- Rio Grande City (Photos)
- Lago Vista (Photos)
- Roma (Photos)
- San Juan (Photos)
- Crystal City (Photos)
- Eagle Pass (Photos)
- Los Fresnos
- Laredo (Photos)
- Carrizo Springs (Photos)
If you’re wondering, Perryton is the most conservative city of all in Texas.
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.
How we determined the most liberal cities in Texas
We started by making a list of every place in Texas over 5,000 people based on the 2014 American Community Survey that aren’t ‘CDPs’. That left us with more than 343 places in Texas.
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 343, and the winner is ‘The Most Liberal City in Texas.’
Let’s go through these liberal places, shall we?
Population: 143,584Percent Liberal: 86.34%
2. Rio Grande City
Population: 14,154Percent Liberal: 86.34%
3. Lago Vista
Population: 6,443Percent Liberal: 86.34%
Population: 10,041Percent Liberal: 86.34%
5. San Juan
Population: 35,692Percent Liberal: 86.34%
6. Crystal City
Population: 7,381Percent Liberal: 83.27%
7. Eagle Pass
Population: 27,956Percent Liberal: 78.61%
8. Los Fresnos
Population: 6,280 Percent Liberal: 76.56%
Population: 248,855Percent Liberal: 76.56%
10. Carrizo Springs
Population: 5,740Percent Liberal: 73.4%
Summing Up The Liberal Pie
Well there you have it, the places in Texas that have the highest number of liberals per capita, with Mesquite ranking as the least conservative in the entire state.
If you’re curious, here are the most conservative cities in Texas:
For more Texas reading , check out:
- These Are The 10 Most Dangerous Places In Texas – RoadSnacks
- 10 Small Towns In Texas Where You’d Never Want To Live – RoadSnacks
- These Are The 10 Snobbiest Places In Texas – RoadSnacks
Detailed List Of The Most Liberal Cities In Texas
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