top-conservative-and-liberal-cities-in-the-united-states Are your political views aligned with the voting statistics of your nearest city or metro/suburban proximity to that city? Do you fit in? Are you planning to move and are curious about the political viewpoints of your new area? Or are you simply curious to know which are the top conservative and liberal cities in the U.S.? Here’s your answer…   The top twenty five conservative cities in America share many common characteristics, including larger than average Caucasian populations, a large percentage of married couples, smaller city size, and higher income and education level than average. The top twenty five conservative cities come primarily from the South, non-coastal areas of the West, and Southern California, which is indicative of a conservative voting trend in these two regions…according to the Bay Area Center for Voting Research.   The twenty-five most liberal cities in the United States share much different characteristics than their conservative counterparts—many have large African American populations, large portions of the populations are single, many are larger cities located in urban environments, and lower average levels of income and education are prevalent. The top twentyfive liberal cities come mostly from the traditionally liberal Northeast and West coast, with a surprising number of cities near the top coming from the Midwest…according to BACVR.   Each of he following lists of top 50 conservative and liberal cities represent nearly 20% the number of cities in the United States with populations over 100,000.  

Top 50 Conservative Cities Overall

1 Provo Utah 2 Lubbock Texas 3 Abilene Texas 4 Hialeah Florida 5 Plano Texas 6 Colorado Springs Colorado 7 Gilbert Arizona 8 Bakersfield California 9 Lafayette Louisiana 10 Orange California 11 Escondido California 12 Allentown Pennsylvania 13 Mesa Arizona 14 Arlington Texas 15 Peoria Arizona 16 Cape Coral Florida 17 Garden Grove California 18 Simi Valley California 19 Corona California 20 Clearwater Florida 21 West Valley City Utah 22 Oklahoma City Oklahoma 23 Overland Park Kansas 24 Anchorage Alaska 25 Huntington Beach California 26 Lancaster California 27 Tulsa Oklahoma 28 Rancho Cucamonga California 29 Garland Texas 30 Wichita Kansas 31 Santa Clarita California 32 Fullerton California 33 Corpus Christi Texas 34 Carrollton Texas 35 Anaheim California 36 Clarksville Tennessee 37 Jacksonville Florida 38 Glendale Arizona 39 Waco Texas 40 Pasadena Texas 41 Chesapeake Virginia 42 Scottsdale Arizona 43 Springfield Missouri 44 Fort Wayne Indiana 45 Naperville Illinois 46 Oceanside California 47 Chandler Arizona 48 Costa Mesa California 49 Modesto California 50 Sioux Falls South Dakota  

Top 50 Liberal Cities Overall

1 Detroit Michigan 2 Gary Indiana 3 Berkeley California 4 District of Columbia 5 Oakland California 6 Inglewood California 7 Newark New Jersey 8 Cambridge Massachusetts 9 San Francisco California 10 Flint Michigan 11 Cleveland Ohio 12 Hartford Connecticut 13 Paterson New Jersey 14 Baltimore Maryland 15 New Haven Connecticut 16 Seattle Washington 17 Chicago Illinois 18 Philadelphia Pennsylvania 19 Birmingham Alabama 20 St. Louis Missouri 21 New York New York 22 Providence Rhode Island 23 Minneapolis Minnesota 24 Boston Massachusetts 25 Buffalo New York 26 New Orleans Louisiana 27 Ann Arbor Michigan 28 Jersey City New Jersey 29 Portland Oregon 30 Daly City California 31 Atlanta Georgia 32 Dallas Texas 33 Hayward California 34 Madison Wisconsin 35 Pittsburgh Pennsylvania 36 St. Paul Minnesota 37 Los Angeles California 38 Rochester New York 39 Memphis Tennessee 40 Milwaukee Wisconsin 41 Vallejo California 42 Dayton Ohio 43 Bridgeport Connecticut 44 Springfield Massachusetts 45 Syracuse New York 46 Jackson Mississippi 47 Jackson Mississippi 48 Akron Ohio 49 Denver Colorado 50 Richmond Virginia  

Top 10 Liberal Major Cities (over 300,000 population)

1. Detroit 2. D.C. 3. Oakland 4. San Francisco 5. Cleveland 6. Baltimore 7. Seattle 8. Chicago 9. Philadelphia 10. St. Louis

Top 10 Conservative Major Cities (over 300,000 population)

1. Colorado Springs 2. Mesa 3. Arlington 4. Oklahoma City 5. Tulsa 6. Wichita 7. Anaheim 8. Jacksonville 9. Omaha 10. Houston   data acquired via Center for Voting Research (BACVR)   Another way to look at the political landscape is a very interesting one… a ‘cartogram’, where the area of spaces on a map is determined by a variable other than geographic area. In this case, it’s population: Make the most populous counties proportionately larger than the least populous counties. 84 percent of Americans live in the largest 25 percent of counties. 50 percent of the population lives in 5 percent of counties.   Here is the traditional red-blue (conservative-liberal) map of counties and how they voted overall… united-states-counties-voting-map Here is the same map but a cartogram which takes into account the population contained within each county… united-states-counties-voting-map-cartogram And even more telling, perhaps the best, is the following map which shows the same cartogram but includes the margin of victory. This map truly shows the blend and stark differences of the United States overall… united-states-counties-voting-map-cartogram-margin-of-victory