Well this has been one heck of a couple of years for the Republican Party. Never in my life time have I see anything like it — given that’s a relatively short lifetime, but who’s counting?
And now that we’re headed towards the next big election, we wanted to get a better sense of what parts of Alabama would be the most likely to back Donald Trump again.
Specifically, which cities have the highest number of conservative voters in the Heart Of Dixie?
In order to do so, we turned our sites on measuring how each city in Alabama 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 republican and gave the most to conservatives where named the most conservative cities in the state.
If you’re wondering, Tuskegee is the most liberal city in Alabama 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 conservative cities in Alabama.
And if you already knew these places were conservative, check out some more reading about Alabama and the most conservative places in the country:
How we determined the most conservative cities in Alabama for 2019
We started by making a list of every city in Alabama over 5,000 people based on the 2013-2017 American Community Survey (The most recent data). That left us with 103 cities and towns.
- Percentage Of Registered Republicans
- # Of Contributions To Republicans Per Capita
- $ Amount Contributed To Republicans Per Capita
Next, we ranked each city from 1 to 103 for each of the criteria where number one was the most conservative.
The winner, Oneonta, is “The Most Conservative City in Alabama For 2019”.
Let’s go through these conservative places, shall we?
The 10 Most Conservative Places In Alabama For 2019
Oneonta is a city in Blount County, Alabama, United States. At the 2010 census the population was 6,567. The city is the county seat of Blount County. Oneonta is home to the Covered Bridge Festival.
Cullman is a city and the county seat of Cullman County, Alabama, United States. It is located along Interstate 65, about 50 miles north of Birmingham and about 55 miles south of Huntsville. As of the 2010 census it had a population of 14,775, with an estimated population of 15,496 in 2016.
Percent Republican: 86.8%
$ Republican Amount Per Capita: $5.25
# Republican Contributions Per Capita: 0.02
More on Hamilton: Data
Hamilton is a city in Marion County, Alabama, United States. It incorporated in 1896. At the 2010 census the population was 6,885. The city is the county seat of Marion County and since 1980 has been its largest city, surpassing Winfield. It had previously been the largest town in 1910.
Percent Republican: 83.2%
$ Republican Amount Per Capita: $2.29
# Republican Contributions Per Capita: 0.01
More on Opp: Data
Andalusia is a city in and the county seat of Covington County, Alabama, United States. At the 2010 census the population was 9,015.
Rainsville is a city in DeKalb County, Alabama, United States. At the 2010 census the population was 4,948, up from 4,499 in 2000. Rainsville is located on top of Sand Mountain, a southern extension of the Cumberland Plateau.
Rainsville was incorporated in October 1956.
Fort Payne is a city in and county seat of DeKalb County, Alabama, United States. At the 2010 census, the population was 14,012.
Boaz is a city in Etowah and Marshall counties in the U.S. state of Alabama. It is part of the Gadsden, Alabama Metropolitan Statistical Area. As of the 2010 census, the population of the city was 9,551. Boaz is known mainly for its outlet shops.
Percent Republican: 82.8%
$ Republican Amount Per Capita: $6.27
# Republican Contributions Per Capita: 0.02
More on Arab: Data
Arab is a city in Marshall and Cullman counties in the northern part of the U.S. state of Alabama, located 10 miles from Guntersville Lake and Guntersville Dam, and is included in the Huntsville-Decatur Combined Statistical Area. As of the 2010 census, the population of the city was 8,050.
Guntersville is a city in Marshall County, Alabama, United States. At the 2010 census, the population of the city was 8,197. The city is the county seat of Marshall County. Guntersville is located in a HUBZone as identified by the U.S. Small Business Administration.
Summing Up The Conservative Strongholds in Alabama
Well there you have it, the places in Alabama that have the highest number of conservatives per capita, with Oneonta ranking as the least conservative in the entire state.
If you’re curious, here are the least conservative cities in Alabama:
- Pike Road
For more Alabama reading, check out:
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- These Are The 10 Best Counties To Live In Alabama
- 10 Cheapest Places To Live In Alabama
- 10 Best Places To Raise A Family In Alabama
- These Are The 10 Best Places To Retire In Alabama
- These Are The 10 Richest Cities In Alabama
- 10 Safest Places In Alabama
- 10 Worst Places To Live In Alabama