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 Arizona would be the most likely to back Donald Trump again.
Specifically, which cities have the highest number of conservative voters in the Grand Canyon State?
In order to do so, we turned our sites on measuring how each city in Arizona 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, Nogales is the most liberal city in Arizona 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 Arizona.
And if you already knew these places were conservative, check out some more reading about Arizona and the most conservative places in the country:
How we determined the most conservative cities in Arizona for 2019
We started by making a list of every city in Arizona over 5,000 people based on the 2013-2017 American Community Survey (The most recent data). That left us with 56 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 56 for each of the criteria where number one was the most conservative.
The winner, Kingman, is “The Most Conservative City in Arizona For 2019”.
Let’s go through these conservative places, shall we?
The 10 Most Conservative Places In Arizona For 2019
Kingman is a city in and the county seat of Mohave County, Arizona, United States. According to the 2010 census, the population of the city is 28,068. The nearby communities of Butler, and Golden Valley bring the Kingman area total population to over 45,000. Kingman is located 85 miles southeast of Las Vegas, Nevada and about 165 miles northwest of the state capital, Phoenix.
Lake Havasu City is a city in Mohave County, Arizona, United States. According to 2010 census, the population of the town is 52,527 people. It is served by Lake Havasu City Airport. Lake Havasu City is geographically isolated from the other cities in Mohave County and is the southernmost community of the Las Vegas-Henderson, NV-AZ combined statistical area.
Bullhead City is a city located on the Colorado River in Mohave County, Arizona, United States, roughly 90mi south of Las Vegas, Nevada, and directly across the Colorado River from Laughlin, Nevada, whose casinos and ancillary services supply much of the employment for Bullhead City. Bullhead City is located on the southern border of Lake Mohave. According to the 2010 census, the population of the city is 39,540. The nearby communities of Laughlin, Needles, California, Fort Mohave and Mohave Valley bring the Bullhead area’s total population to about 100,000, making it the largest micropolitan area in Mohave County.
Safford is a city in Graham County, Arizona, United States. According to the 2010 Census, the population of the city is 9,566. The city is the county seat of Graham County.
Globe is a city in Gila County, Arizona, United States. As of the 2010 census, the population of the city was 7,532. The city is the county seat of Gila County. Globe was founded c. 1875 as a mining camp. Mining, tourism, government and retirees are most important in the present-day Globe economy.
Payson is a town in northern Gila County, Arizona, United States. Its location puts it very near to the geographic center of Arizona. Payson has been called “The Heart of Arizona”. The town is surrounded by the Tonto National Forest and has many outdoor activities year round. As of the 2010 census, the population of Payson was 15,301.
Prescott is a city in Yavapai County, Arizona, United States. According to the 2010 Census, the population of the city is 39,843. The city is the county seat of Yavapai County. In 1864 Prescott was designated as the capital of the Arizona Territory, replacing the temporary capital at Fort Whipple. The Territorial Capital was moved to Tucson in 1867. Prescott again became the Territorial Capital in 1877, until Phoenix became the capital in 1889.
Chino Valley is a town in Yavapai County, Arizona, United States. According to the 2010 census, the population of the town is 10,817.
Summing Up The Conservative Strongholds in Arizona
Well there you have it, the places in Arizona that have the highest number of conservatives per capita, with Kingman ranking as the least conservative in the entire state.
If you’re curious, here are the least conservative cities in Arizona:
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