These Are The 10 Most Liberal Cities In Washington 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 Washington.

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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 Evergreen State?

In order to do so, we turned our sites on measuring how each city in Washington 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 Washington for 2019:

  1. Sammamish (Photos)
  2. North Bend (Photos)
  3. Renton (Photos)
  4. Kenmore (Photos)
  5. Shoreline (Photos)
  6. Kent (Photos)
  7. Normandy Park (Photos)
  8. Seattle (Photos)
  9. Des Moines (Photos)
  10. Federal Way (Photos)

If you’re wondering, Ephrata is the most conservative city in Washington 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 Washington.

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

How we determined the most liberal cities in Washington for 2019

We started by making a list of every city in Washington over 5,000 people based on the 2013-2017 American Community Survey (The most recent data). That left us with 118 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 118 for each of the criteria where number one was the most liberal.

The winner, Sammamish, is “The Most liberal City in Washington For 2019”.

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

The 10 Most liberal Places In Washington For 2019

Sammamish, WA

Overall SnackAbility

10
/10

Population: 62,877
Percent Democrat: 69.8%
$ Democrat Amount Per Capita: $19.69
# Democrat Contributions Per Capita: 0.13
More on Sammamish: PhotosData

Sammamish is a city in King County, Washington, United States. The population was 63,773 in a 2016 census estimate. Located on a plateau, the city is bordered by Lake Sammamish to the west and the Snoqualmie Valley to the east.

North Bend, WA

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 6,645
Percent Democrat: 69.8%
$ Democrat Amount Per Capita: $18.91
# Democrat Contributions Per Capita: 0.29
More on North Bend: PhotosData

North Bend is a city in King County, Washington, United States on the outskirts of the Seattle, Washington metropolitan area. The population was 6,739 in a 2016 census estimate.

Renton, WA

Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 99,692
Percent Democrat: 69.8%
$ Democrat Amount Per Capita: $14.88
# Democrat Contributions Per Capita: 0.21
More on Renton: PhotosData

Renton is a city in King County, Washington, United States. Situated 11 miles southeast of downtown Seattle, Washington, Renton straddles the southeast shore of Lake Washington, at the mouth of the Cedar River. While long an important salmon fishing area for Native Americans, Renton was first settled by people of European descent in the 1860s, and its early economy was based on coal mining, clay production, and timber export. Today, Renton is best known as the final assembly point for the Boeing 737 family of commercial airplanes, but it is also home to a growing number of well known manufacturing, technology, and healthcare organizations, including Boeing Commercial Airplanes Division, Paccar, Kaiser Permanente, IKEA, Providence Health & Services, and Wizards of the Coast. As of 2016, the population in Renton is 101,300, up from 90,927 at the 2010 census. Renton currently is the 8th largest city in Washington State, and is the 4th largest in King County. The National Football League’s Seattle Seahawks have a training facility in Renton. It is the second-largest facility in the NFL at 200,000 square feet.

Kenmore, WA

Overall SnackAbility

9.5
/10

Population: 22,154
Percent Democrat: 69.8%
$ Democrat Amount Per Capita: $51.19
# Democrat Contributions Per Capita: 0.66
More on Kenmore: PhotosData

Kenmore is a city in King County, Washington, United States, along the northernmost shores of Lake Washington. A mix of bedroom community, one-time country retreat, and freshwater industrial port, prominent features include the nation’s largest seaplane-only, commercial air facility at Kenmore Air Harbor, Bastyr University, several waterside parks and marinas, and easy access to the Burke-Gilman Trail and the King County bike-trail system. Sites of local historical interest include the former St. Edward Seminary, now Saint Edward State Park; and Log Boom Park. Kenmore’s official city flower is the dahlia, the official city bird is the great blue heron, and the official city evergreen is the rhododendron. The population was 20,460 at the 2010 census.

Shoreline, WA

Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 55,431
Percent Democrat: 69.8%
$ Democrat Amount Per Capita: $94.58
# Democrat Contributions Per Capita: 0.45
More on Shoreline: PhotosData

Shoreline is a city in King County, Washington, United States, 9 miles north of Downtown Seattle bordering the northern Seattle city limits. As of the 2010 census, the population was 53,007, making it the 20th largest city in the state of Washington.

Kent, WA

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 126,561
Percent Democrat: 69.8%
$ Democrat Amount Per Capita: $13.34
# Democrat Contributions Per Capita: 0.19
More on Kent: PhotosData

Kent is a city located in King County, Washington, United States. It is the sixth largest city in the state and third largest in the county. Kent is in the heart of the Seattle-Tacoma metropolitan area, located 19 miles south of Seattle and 19 miles northeast of Tacoma. Incorporated in 1890, it is the second oldest incorporated city in King County, after Seattle. Kent’s population as of April, 2010 was 92,411 according to the 2010 census. The total grew to an estimated 126,952 as of July 1, 2015, owing primarily to annexation.

Normandy Park, WA

Overall SnackAbility

9.5
/10

Population: 6,634
Percent Democrat: 69.8%
$ Democrat Amount Per Capita: $86.0
# Democrat Contributions Per Capita: 1.04
More on Normandy Park: PhotosData

Normandy Park is a city in King County, Washington, United States. The population was 6,335 at the 2010 census.

Seattle, WA

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 688,245
Percent Democrat: 69.8%
$ Democrat Amount Per Capita: $70.85
# Democrat Contributions Per Capita: 0.37
More on Seattle: PhotosData

Seattle ) is a seaport city on the west coast of the United States. It is the seat of King County, Washington. With an estimated 704,352 residents as of 2016, Seattle is the largest city in both the state of Washington and the Pacific Northwest region of North America. In July 2013, it was the fastest-growing major city in the United States and remained in the Top 5 in May 2015 with an annual growth rate of 2.1%. In July 2016, Seattle was again the fastest-growing major U.S. city, with a 3.1% annual growth rate. The city is situated on an isthmus between Puget Sound and Lake Washington, about 100 miles south of the Canada-United States border. A major gateway for trade with Asia, Seattle is the fourth-largest port in North America in terms of container handling as of 2015.

Des Moines, WA

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 31,080
Percent Democrat: 69.8%
$ Democrat Amount Per Capita: $17.59
# Democrat Contributions Per Capita: 0.27
More on Des Moines: PhotosData

Des Moines is a city in King County, Washington, United States. The population was 29,673 as of the 2010 census.

Federal Way, WA

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 94,905
Percent Democrat: 69.8%
$ Democrat Amount Per Capita: $4.69
# Democrat Contributions Per Capita: 0.08
More on Federal Way: PhotosData

Federal Way is a city in King County, Washington, United States. It is a coastal city inside the Seattle metropolitan area. Its southwestern boundary is NE Tacoma Puget Sound, to the south is the cities of Milton, then Fife, then Tacoma. It is bordered by Des Moines and Kent on the northeast, Auburn as well as the town of Lakeland North and Lakeland South in unincorporated King County on the east, Milton on the south, and Tacoma as well as Fife Heights and Dash Point in unincorporated Pierce County on the southwest. The population was 95,171 at the 2015 United States Census. Federal Way is currently the 9th largest city in Washington State and the 5th largest in King County, according to the Census Bureau’s 2015 population estimate.

Summing Up The Liberal Snowflakes in Washington

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

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

  1. Ephrata
  2. Moses Lake
  3. Quincy

For more Washington reading, check out:

Detailed List Of The Most Liberal Places In Washington

Rank City Population % Liberal
1 Sammamish, WA 62,877 69.8%
2 North Bend, WA 6,645 69.8%
3 Renton, WA 99,692 69.8%
4 Kenmore, WA 22,154 69.8%
5 Shoreline, WA 55,431 69.8%
6 Kent, WA 126,561 69.8%
7 Normandy Park, WA 6,634 69.8%
8 Seattle, WA 688,245 69.8%
9 Des Moines, WA 31,080 69.8%
10 Federal Way, WA 94,905 69.8%
11 Tukwila, WA 20,025 69.8%
12 Enumclaw, WA 11,670 69.8%
13 Auburn, WA 77,440 69.8%
14 Mercer Island, WA 24,768 69.8%
15 Seatac, WA 28,597 69.8%
16 Pacific, WA 7,113 69.8%
17 Duvall, WA 7,683 69.8%
18 Burien, WA 50,729 69.8%
19 Covington, WA 19,918 69.8%
20 Newcastle, WA 11,346 69.8%
21 Lake Forest Park, WA 13,247 69.8%
22 Snoqualmie, WA 12,944 69.8%
23 Kirkland, WA 86,772 69.8%
24 Bothell, WA 44,082 69.8%
25 Maple Valley, WA 25,375 69.8%
26 Issaquah, WA 35,629 69.8%
27 Woodinville, WA 11,675 69.8%
28 Bellevue, WA 139,014 69.8%
29 Redmond, WA 60,712 69.8%
30 Port Townsend, WA 9,315 60.6%
31 Bellingham, WA 85,388 53.2%
32 Ferndale, WA 13,171 53.2%
33 Blaine, WA 5,075 53.2%
34 Lynden, WA 13,452 53.2%
35 Snohomish, WA 9,713 52.2%
36 Lynnwood, WA 37,242 52.2%
37 Brier, WA 6,697 52.2%
38 Stanwood, WA 6,825 52.2%
39 Everett, WA 107,560 52.2%
40 Arlington, WA 18,884 52.2%
41 Monroe, WA 18,149 52.2%
42 Lake Stevens, WA 31,022 52.2%
43 Mukilteo, WA 21,101 52.2%
44 Marysville, WA 66,178 52.2%
45 Mill Creek, WA 19,706 52.2%
46 Mountlake Terrace, WA 20,922 52.2%
47 Edmonds, WA 41,309 52.2%
48 Lacey, WA 46,655 51.3%
49 Yelm, WA 8,425 51.3%
50 Tumwater, WA 22,005 51.3%
51 Olympia, WA 49,928 51.3%
52 Poulsbo, WA 10,005 49.0%
53 Bainbridge Island, WA 23,689 49.0%
54 Bremerton, WA 39,584 49.0%
55 Port Orchard, WA 13,476 49.0%
56 Orting, WA 7,460 47.9%
57 Puyallup, WA 39,637 47.9%
58 Fife, WA 9,805 47.9%
59 Dupont, WA 9,303 47.9%
60 Gig Harbor, WA 8,651 47.9%
61 Bonney Lake, WA 19,560 47.9%
62 Milton, WA 7,481 47.9%
63 Fircrest, WA 6,666 47.9%
64 Edgewood, WA 10,165 47.9%
65 Steilacoom, WA 6,199 47.9%
66 Sumner, WA 9,789 47.9%
67 University Place, WA 32,528 47.9%
68 Lakewood, WA 59,102 47.9%
69 Tacoma, WA 207,280 47.9%
70 Oak Harbor, WA 22,527 47.3%
71 Mount Vernon, WA 33,787 46.0%
72 Anacortes, WA 16,425 46.0%
73 Burlington, WA 8,590 46.0%
74 Pullman, WA 32,382 45.2%
75 Battle Ground, WA 19,439 44.5%
76 Ridgefield, WA 6,637 44.5%
77 Washougal, WA 15,241 44.5%
78 Vancouver, WA 171,393 44.5%
79 Camas, WA 22,086 44.5%
80 Port Angeles, WA 19,419 43.6%
81 Sequim, WA 6,819 43.6%
82 Shelton, WA 9,882 41.4%
83 Aberdeen, WA 16,281 41.0%
84 Hoquiam, WA 8,416 41.0%
85 Ocean Shores, WA 5,714 41.0%
86 Liberty Lake, WA 8,905 39.7%
87 Cheney, WA 11,735 39.7%
88 Spokane Valley, WA 94,424 39.7%
89 Spokane, WA 212,982 39.7%
90 Airway Heights, WA 8,017 39.7%
91 Wapato, WA 5,049 39.2%
92 Selah, WA 7,652 39.2%
93 Grandview, WA 11,112 39.2%
94 Toppenish, WA 8,923 39.2%
95 Yakima, WA 93,182 39.2%
96 Sunnyside, WA 16,248 39.2%
97 Union Gap, WA 6,152 39.2%
98 Ellensburg, WA 19,307 38.2%
99 Kelso, WA 11,864 38.0%
100 Longview, WA 36,740 38.0%

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