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 Utah? And specifically, which cities have the highest number of liberal voters in Beehive State.
After analyzing every single city in Utah with populations greater than 5,000, these are the 10 most liberal cities in the state:
- Park City (Photos)
- Moab (Photos)
- Salt Lake City (Photos)
- Bluffdale (Photos)
- West Valley City (Photos)
- South Salt Lake (Photos)
- Holladay (Photos)
- Midvale (Photos)
- Cottonwood Heights (Photos)
If you’re wondering, Vernal is the most conservative city of all in Utah.
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 Utah.
How we determined the most liberal cities in Utah
We started by making a list of every place in Utah over 5,000 people based on the 2014 American Community Survey that aren’t ‘CDPs’. That left us with more than 85 places in Utah.
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 85, and the winner is ‘The Most Liberal City in Utah.’
Let’s go through these liberal places, shall we?
1. Park City
Population: 7,963Percent Liberal: 46.16%
Population: 5,175Percent Liberal: 43.72%
3. Salt Lake City
Population: 190,679Percent Liberal: 38.28%
Population: 9,008Percent Liberal: 38.28%
5. West Valley City
Population: 133,660Percent Liberal: 38.28%
6. South Salt Lake
Population: 24,501Percent Liberal: 38.28%
Population: 26,721 Percent Liberal: 38.28%
Population: 30,748Percent Liberal: 38.28%
Population: 30,844Percent Liberal: 38.28%
10. Cottonwood Heights
Population: 34,234Percent Liberal: 38.28%
Summing Up The Liberal Pie
Well there you have it, the places in Utah that have the highest number of liberals per capita, with Park City ranking as the least conservative in the entire state.
If you’re curious, here are the most conservative cities in Utah:
For more Utah reading , check out:
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- These Are The 10 Most Redneck Cities In Utah – RoadSnacks
- If You’re From Utah This Will Be The Most Jaw-Dropping Thing You See All Day. Guaranteed.
Detailed List Of The Most Liberal Cities In Utah
|Salt Lake City||3|
|West Valley City||5|
|South Salt Lake||6|
|North Salt Lake||44|