More than 80% of Americans now live in cities, suburbs, or towns. Of these, all but two of the cities with populations over 600,000 are primarily Democrat or nonpartisan. This reflects the focus of the Democratic Party on issues related to city living – public transportation, urban housing, health, education, employment, and other social issues that arise when masses of people live close. Here are the top 11 cities in the nation with the greatest number of Democratic voters.
1. Boston, MA (pop. 636,479)
One of the oldest cities in the U.S., Boston was founded in 1630 by Puritan colonists. From the 19th century through the 21st, the city was radically liberal, conservative, then liberal again – protesting against nuclear weapons, and opposing the Cold War and U.S. policies in Central America. Boston plays a major role in state politics and has been primarily Democratic for over 100 years.