These Are The 10 Most Liberal Cities In Utah 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 Utah.

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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 Beehive State?

In order to do so, we turned our sites on measuring how each city in Utah 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, Roosevelt is the most conservative city in Utah 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 Utah.

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

How we determined the most liberal cities in Utah for 2019

We started by making a list of every city in Utah over 5,000 people based on the 2013-2017 American Community Survey (The most recent data). That left us with 85 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 85 for each of the criteria where number one was the most liberal.

The winner, Park City, is “The Most liberal City in Utah For 2019”.

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

The 10 Most liberal Places In Utah For 2019

Park City, UT

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

7.5
/10

Population: 8,167
Percent Democrat: 50.3%
$ Democrat Amount Per Capita: $373.08
# Democrat Contributions Per Capita: 0.94
More on Park City: PhotosData

Park City is a city in Summit County, Utah, United States. It is considered to be part of the Wasatch Back. The city is 32 miles southeast of downtown Salt Lake City and 20 miles from Salt Lake City’s east edge of Sugar House along Interstate 80. The population was 7,558 at the 2010 census. On average, the tourist population greatly exceeds the number of permanent residents.

Moab, UT

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 5,232
Percent Democrat: 42.6%
$ Democrat Amount Per Capita: $10.48
# Democrat Contributions Per Capita: 0.19
More on Moab: PhotosData

Moab is a city on the southern edge of Grand County in eastern Utah in the western United States. The population was 5,046 at the 2010 census, and in 2015 the population was estimated to be 5,235. It is the county seat and largest city in Grand County. Moab attracts a large number of tourists every year, mostly visitors to the nearby Arches and Canyonlands national parks. The town is a popular base for mountain bikers who ride the extensive network of trails including the Slickrock Trail, and for off-roaders who come for the annual Moab Jeep Safari.

Midvale, UT

Overall SnackAbility

7.5
/10

Population: 32,249
Percent Democrat: 41.5%
$ Democrat Amount Per Capita: $5.49
# Democrat Contributions Per Capita: 0.07
More on Midvale: PhotosData

Midvale is a city in Salt Lake County, Utah, United States. It is part of the Salt Lake City, Utah Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 30,764 at the 2010 census.

Salt Lake City, UT

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 194,188
Percent Democrat: 41.5%
$ Democrat Amount Per Capita: $34.56
# Democrat Contributions Per Capita: 0.2
More on Salt Lake City: PhotosData

Salt Lake City is the capital and the most populous municipality of the U.S. state of Utah. With an estimated population of 190,884 in 2014, the city is the core of the Salt Lake City metropolitan area, which has a population of 1,153,340. Salt Lake City is further situated within a larger metropolis known as the Salt Lake City-Ogden-Provo Combined Statistical Area. This region is a corridor of contiguous urban and suburban development stretched along an approximately 120-mile segment of the Wasatch Front, comprising a population of 2,423,912 as of 2014. It is one of only two major urban areas in the Great Basin.

Murray, UT

Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 49,038
Percent Democrat: 41.5%
$ Democrat Amount Per Capita: $21.18
# Democrat Contributions Per Capita: 0.18
More on Murray: PhotosData

Murray City is a city situated on the Wasatch Front in the core of Salt Lake Valley in the U.S. state of Utah. Named for territorial governor Eli Murray, it is the state’s fourteenth largest city. According to the 2010 census, Murray has approximately 46,746 residents. Murray shares borders with Taylorsville, Holladay, South Salt Lake and West Jordan, Utah. Once teeming with heavy industry, Murray-s industrial sector now has little trace and has been replaced by major mercantile sectors. Known for its central location in Salt Lake County, Murray has been called the Hub of Salt Lake County. Unlike most of its neighboring communities, Murray operates its own police, fire, power, water, library, and parks and recreation departments and has its own school district. While maintaining many of its own services, Murray has one of the lowest city tax rates in the state.

Holladay, UT

Overall SnackAbility

7.5
/10

Population: 30,793
Percent Democrat: 41.5%
$ Democrat Amount Per Capita: $79.3
# Democrat Contributions Per Capita: 0.5
More on Holladay: PhotosData

Holladay is a city in Salt Lake County, Utah, United States. It is part of the Salt Lake City, Utah Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 26,472 at the 2010 census, a significant increase from 14,561 in 2000. The city was incorporated on November 29, 1999 as Holladay-Cottonwood, and the name was shortened to Holladay on December 14 of that year. It was reported in the 1990 census as the Holladay-Cottonwood CDP.

South Salt Lake, UT

Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 24,722
Percent Democrat: 41.5%
$ Democrat Amount Per Capita: $14.98
# Democrat Contributions Per Capita: 0.2
More on South Salt Lake: PhotosData

South Salt Lake is a city in Salt Lake County, Utah, United States and is part of the Salt Lake City Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 23,617 at the 2010 census.

West Jordan, UT

Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 111,937
Percent Democrat: 41.5%
$ Democrat Amount Per Capita: $2.69
# Democrat Contributions Per Capita: 0.04
More on West Jordan: PhotosData

West Jordan is a city in Salt Lake County, Utah, United States. West Jordan is a rapidly growing suburb of Salt Lake City and has a mixed economy. According to the 2010 Census, the city had a population of 103,712, placing it as the fourth most populous in the state. The city occupies the southwest end of the Salt Lake Valley at an elevation of 4,330 feet. Named after the nearby Jordan River, the limits of the city begin on the river’s western bank and end in the eastern foothills of the Oquirrh Mountains, where Kennecott Copper Mine, the world’s largest man-made excavation is located.

Taylorsville, UT

Overall SnackAbility

7.5
/10

Population: 60,377
Percent Democrat: 41.5%
$ Democrat Amount Per Capita: $3.31
# Democrat Contributions Per Capita: 0.04
More on Taylorsville: PhotosData

Taylorsville is a city in Salt Lake County, Utah, United States. It is part of the Salt Lake City, Utah Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 58,657 at the 2010 census. Taylorsville was incorporated from the Taylorsville-Bennion CDP and portions of the Kearns CDP on April 24, 1996. The city is located adjacent to interstate 215 and Bangerter Highway. It is centrally located in the middle of the Salt Lake Valley.

Bluffdale, UT

Overall SnackAbility

9
/10

Population: 10,869
Percent Democrat: 41.5%
$ Democrat Amount Per Capita: $2.94
# Democrat Contributions Per Capita: 0.04
More on Bluffdale: PhotosData

Bluffdale is a city in Salt Lake County in the U.S. state of Utah, located about 20 miles south of Salt Lake City. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 7,598.

Summing Up The Liberal Snowflakes in Utah

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 least liberal cities in Utah:

  1. Roosevelt
  2. Vernal
  3. Richfield

For more Utah reading, check out:

Detailed List Of The Most Liberal Places In Utah

Rank City Population % Liberal
1 Park City, UT 8,167 50.3%
2 Moab, UT 5,232 42.6%
3 Midvale, UT 32,249 41.5%
4 Salt Lake City, UT 194,188 41.5%
5 Murray, UT 49,038 41.5%
6 Holladay, UT 30,793 41.5%
7 South Salt Lake, UT 24,722 41.5%
8 West Jordan, UT 111,937 41.5%
9 Taylorsville, UT 60,377 41.5%
10 Bluffdale, UT 10,869 41.5%
11 Cottonwood Heights, UT 34,214 41.5%
12 West Valley City, UT 135,546 41.5%
13 Riverton, UT 41,997 41.5%
14 Sandy, UT 94,556 41.5%
15 South Jordan, UT 65,523 41.5%
16 Herriman, UT 31,970 41.5%
17 Draper, UT 47,043 41.5%
18 Ogden, UT 85,497 26.9%
19 North Ogden, UT 18,525 26.9%
20 South Ogden, UT 16,918 26.9%
21 Harrisville, UT 6,182 26.9%
22 Farr West, UT 6,671 26.9%
23 Pleasant View, UT 9,375 26.9%
24 Hooper, UT 8,236 26.9%
25 West Haven, UT 12,109 26.9%
26 Washington Terrace, UT 9,122 26.9%
27 Riverdale, UT 8,685 26.9%
28 Plain City, UT 6,343 26.9%
29 Roy, UT 38,013 26.9%
30 Heber, UT 14,414 25.0%
31 Price, UT 8,337 21.5%
32 Grantsville, UT 10,170 20.8%
33 Tooele, UT 33,236 20.8%
34 West Bountiful, UT 5,504 20.5%
35 Sunset, UT 5,207 20.5%
36 Woods Cross, UT 11,152 20.5%
37 Farmington, UT 22,616 20.5%
38 Centerville, UT 17,013 20.5%
39 Layton, UT 73,963 20.5%
40 South Weber, UT 6,921 20.5%
41 Clearfield, UT 30,683 20.5%
42 Clinton, UT 21,353 20.5%
43 Fruit Heights, UT 5,992 20.5%
44 Bountiful, UT 43,568 20.5%
45 West Point, UT 10,258 20.5%
46 Syracuse, UT 27,444 20.5%
47 North Salt Lake, UT 19,413 20.5%
48 Kaysville, UT 30,328 20.5%
49 Hyrum, UT 7,926 18.3%
50 Logan, UT 49,957 18.3%
51 Nibley, UT 6,438 18.3%
52 Smithfield, UT 10,832 18.3%
53 North Logan, UT 10,140 18.3%
54 Providence, UT 7,173 18.3%
55 Hurricane, UT 15,676 16.5%
56 St. George, UT 79,995 16.5%
57 Santa Clara, UT 6,835 16.5%
58 Washington, UT 24,231 16.5%
59 Ivins, UT 7,908 16.5%
60 Alpine, UT 10,197 14.0%
61 Orem, UT 94,420 14.0%
62 Eagle Mountain, UT 27,773 14.0%
63 Saratoga Springs, UT 25,671 14.0%
64 Mapleton, UT 9,255 14.0%
65 Lehi, UT 58,351 14.0%
66 Springville, UT 32,319 14.0%
67 Santaquin, UT 10,740 14.0%
68 Cedar Hills, UT 10,266 14.0%
69 Salem, UT 7,504 14.0%
70 Lindon, UT 10,761 14.0%
71 Provo, UT 116,199 14.0%
72 Pleasant Grove, UT 37,439 14.0%
73 Payson, UT 19,647 14.0%
74 Highland, UT 17,952 14.0%
75 Spanish Fork, UT 38,171 14.0%
76 American Fork, UT 28,507 14.0%
77 Enoch, UT 6,331 13.7%
78 Cedar City, UT 30,232 13.7%
79 Tremonton, UT 8,242 11.5%
80 Brigham City, UT 18,736 11.5%
81 Nephi, UT 5,631 10.5%
82 Ephraim, UT 6,858 10.4%
83 Richfield, UT 7,589 8.0%
84 Vernal, UT 10,650 7.7%
85 Roosevelt, UT 6,771 7.2%

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