These Are The 10 Most Conservative Cities In Alaska For 2019


We used science and data to determine which cities in Alaska are probably voting for Trump.

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Editor’s Note: We updated this article for 2019. This is our third time ranking the most conservative places to live in Alaska.

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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 Alaska would be the most likely to back Donald Trump again.

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 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.

Here are the 10 most conservative places in Alaska for 2019:

  1. Palmer (Photos)
  2. Tanaina
  3. Wasilla (Photos)
  4. Meadow Lakes (Photos)
  5. Gateway
  6. Fishhook
  7. Lakes
  8. Kalifornsky
  9. Kenai (Photos)
  10. Sterling

If you’re wondering, Ketchikan 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.

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

How we determined the most conservative cities in Alaska for 2019

We started by making a list of every city in Alaska over 5,000 people based on the 2013-2017 American Community Survey (The most recent data). That left us with 23 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 Republicans
  2. # Of Contributions To Republicans Per Capita
  3. $ Amount Contributed To Republicans Per Capita

Next, we ranked each city from 1 to 23 for each of the criteria where number one was the most conservative.

The winner, Palmer, is “The Most Conservative City in Alaska For 2019”.

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

The 10 Most Conservative Places In Alaska For 2019

Palmer, AK

Source: Public domain
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Population: 6,773
Percent Republican: 69.2%
$ Republican Amount Per Capita: $17.23
# Republican Contributions Per Capita: 0.11
More on Palmer: PhotosData

Palmer is a city in and the borough seat of the Matanuska-Susitna Borough in the U.S. state of Alaska. It is part of the Anchorage Metropolitan Statistical Area. As of the 2010 census, the population of the city is 5,937.

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Population: 10,512
Percent Republican: 69.2%
$ Republican Amount Per Capita: $9.7
# Republican Contributions Per Capita: 0.06
More on Tanaina: Data

Wasilla, AK

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6
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Population: 9,296
Percent Republican: 69.2%
$ Republican Amount Per Capita: $10.97
# Republican Contributions Per Capita: 0.07
More on Wasilla: PhotosData

Wasilla is a city in Matanuska-Susitna Borough, United States and the sixth-largest city in Alaska. It is located on the northern point of Cook Inlet in the Matanuska-Susitna Valley of the southcentral part of the state. The city’s population was 7,831 at the 2010 census. Estimates in 2013 put the population at roughly 8,621. Wasilla is the largest city in the borough and a part of the Anchorage metropolitan area, which had an estimated population of 396,142 in 2013.

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5
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Population: 7,665
Percent Republican: 69.2%
$ Republican Amount Per Capita: $15.26
# Republican Contributions Per Capita: 0.1
More on Meadow Lakes: PhotosData

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6
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Population: 6,694
Percent Republican: 69.2%
$ Republican Amount Per Capita: $32.67
# Republican Contributions Per Capita: 0.2
More on Gateway: Data

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5
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Population: 6,040
Percent Republican: 69.2%
$ Republican Amount Per Capita: $36.21
# Republican Contributions Per Capita: 0.23
More on Fishhook: Data

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6
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Population: 9,424
Percent Republican: 69.2%
$ Republican Amount Per Capita: $23.21
# Republican Contributions Per Capita: 0.15
More on Lakes: Data

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6
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Population: 8,588
Percent Republican: 62.1%
$ Republican Amount Per Capita: $24.42
# Republican Contributions Per Capita: 0.09
More on Kalifornsky: Data

Kenai, AK

Overall SnackAbility

5
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Population: 7,634
Percent Republican: 62.1%
$ Republican Amount Per Capita: $11.34
# Republican Contributions Per Capita: 0.04
More on Kenai: PhotosData

Kenai is a city in the Kenai Peninsula Borough in the U.S. state of Alaska. The population was 7,100 as of the 2010 census.

Overall SnackAbility

5
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Population: 5,387
Percent Republican: 62.1%
$ Republican Amount Per Capita: $20.1
# Republican Contributions Per Capita: 0.09
More on Sterling: Data

Sterling is a census-designated place in Kenai Peninsula Borough, Alaska, United States. At the 2010 census the population was 5,617.

Summing Up The Conservative Strongholds in Alaska

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 least conservative cities in Alaska:

  1. Ketchikan
  2. Sitka
  3. Kodiak

For more Alaska reading, check out:

Detailed List Of The Most Conservative Places In Alaska

Rank City Population % Conservative
1 Palmer, AK 6,773 69.2%
2 Tanaina, AK 10,512 69.2%
3 Wasilla, AK 9,296 69.2%
4 Meadow Lakes, AK 7,665 69.2%
5 Gateway, AK 6,694 69.2%
6 Fishhook, AK 6,040 69.2%
7 Lakes, AK 9,424 69.2%
8 Kalifornsky, AK 8,588 62.1%
9 Kenai, AK 7,634 62.1%
10 Sterling, AK 5,387 62.1%
11 Homer, AK 5,510 62.1%
12 Chena Ridge, AK 6,155 54.5%
13 Fairbanks, AK 31,853 54.5%
14 College, AK 14,362 54.5%
15 Badger, AK 19,039 54.5%
16 Farmers Loop, AK 5,092 54.5%
17 Steele Creek, AK 7,571 54.5%
18 Juneau, AK 32,434 52.8%
19 Anchorage, AK 298,225 48.3%
20 Bethel, AK 6,408 47.0%
21 Kodiak, AK 6,168 45.4%
22 Sitka, AK 8,810 41.9%
23 Ketchikan, AK 8,195 27.5%

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