These Are The 10 Most Conservative Cities In Alaska


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Well that was one heck of a nomination process 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 big November election, we wanted to get a better sense of what parts of Alaska would be the most likely to back Donald Trump.

Specifically, which cities have the highest number of conservative voters in the Last Frontier?

In order to do so, we turned our sites on measuring how each city in Alaska with populations greater than 2,000 voted in 2012. The cities with the highest percentage of voters who voted republican in 2012 were crowned the most conservative cities in the state:

  1. Palmer (Photos)
  2. Wasilla (Photos)
  3. Soldotna (Photos)
  4. Kenai (Photos)
  5. Seward (Photos)
  6. Homer (Photos)
  7. North Pole (Photos)
  8. Fairbanks (Photos)
  9. Cordova (Photos)
  10. Valdez (Photos)

If you’re wondering, Dillingham is the most liberal city in Alaska 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 Alaska.

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How we determined the most Conservative cities in Alaska

We started by making a list of every place in Alaska over 2,000 people based on the 2014 American Community Survey that aren’t ‘CDPs’. That left us with more than 18 places in Alaska.

We then measured the voting record and census data to determine which cities lean the most rightwing in their allegiances. Basically, what percentage of a city voted conservative in the 2012 elecetion?

Next, we ranked each city from 1 to 18, and the winner is ‘The Most Conservative City in Alaska.’

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

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1. Palmer

Palmer, Alaska

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 6,449
Percent Conservative: 71.06%

2. Wasilla

Wasilla, Alaska

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 8,676
Percent Conservative: 71.06%

3. Soldotna

Soldotna, Alaska

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 4,409
Percent Conservative: 65.66%

4. Kenai

Kenai, Alaska

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 7,463
Percent Conservative: 65.66%

5. Seward

Seward, Alaska

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 2,710
Percent Conservative: 65.66%

6. Homer

Homer, Alaska

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 5,324
Percent Conservative: 65.66%

7. North Pole

North Pole, Alaska

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 2,265
Percent Conservative: 59.13%

8. Fairbanks

Fairbanks, Alaska

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 32,193
Percent Conservative: 59.13%

9. Cordova

Cordova, Alaska

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 2,621
Percent Conservative: 57.7%

10. Valdez

Valdez, Alaska

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 3,979
Percent Conservative: 57.7%

Summing Up The Conservative Strongholds

Well there you have it, the places in Alaska that have the highest number of conservatives per capita, with Palmer ranking as the least conservative in the entire state.

If you’re curious, here are the most conservative cities in Alaska:

  1. Dillingham
  2. Bethel
  3. Kotzebue

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Detailed List Of The Most Conservative Cities In Alaska

City Rank Population % Conservative
Palmer 1 6,449 71.06%
Wasilla 2 8,676 71.06%
Soldotna 3 4,409 65.66%
Kenai 4 7,463 65.66%
Seward 5 2,710 65.66%
Homer 6 5,324 65.66%
North Pole 7 2,265 59.13%
Fairbanks 8 32,193 59.13%
Cordova 9 2,621 57.7%
Valdez 10 3,979 57.7%
Ketchikan 11 8,197 57.41%
Kodiak 12 6,293 54.88%
Nome 13 3,773 39.12%
Unalaska 14 4,619 34.99%
Barrow 15 4,293 31.81%
Kotzebue 16 3,283 31.81%
Bethel 17 6,370 31.05%
Dillingham 18 2,307 29.48%

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