These Are The 10 Most Conservative Cities In Arkansas


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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 Arkansas would be the most likely to back Donald Trump.

Specifically, which cities have the highest number of conservative voters in the Natural State?

In order to do so, we turned our sites on measuring how each city in Arkansas with populations greater than 5,000 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. Mena (Photos)
  2. Beebe (Photos)
  3. Searcy (Photos)
  4. Heber Springs
  5. Cabot (Photos)
  6. Van Buren (Photos)
  7. Alma (Photos)
  8. Harrison (Photos)
  9. De Queen (Photos)
  10. Russellville (Photos)

If you’re wondering, Helena-West Helena is the most liberal city in Arkansas 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 Arkansas.

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How we determined the most Conservative cities in Arkansas

We started by making a list of every place in Arkansas over 5,000 people based on the 2014 American Community Survey that aren’t ‘CDPs’. That left us with more than 61 places in Arkansas.

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 61, and the winner is ‘The Most Conservative City in Arkansas.’

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

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1. Mena

Mena, Arkansas

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 5,692
Percent Conservative: 77.08%

2. Beebe

Beebe, Arkansas

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 7,851
Percent Conservative: 75.47%

3. Searcy

Searcy, Arkansas

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 23,782
Percent Conservative: 75.47%

4. Heber Springs


Population: 7,187
Percent Conservative: 74.64%

5. Cabot

Cabot, Arkansas

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 25,102
Percent Conservative: 74.15%

6. Van Buren

Van Buren, Arkansas

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 22,992
Percent Conservative: 73.55%

7. Alma

Alma, Arkansas

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 5,537
Percent Conservative: 73.55%

8. Harrison

Harrison, Arkansas

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 13,131
Percent Conservative: 72.5%

9. De Queen

De Queen, Arkansas

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 6,678
Percent Conservative: 72.43%

10. Russellville

Russellville, Arkansas

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 28,738
Percent Conservative: 72.23%

Summing Up The Conservative Strongholds

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

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

  1. Helena-West Helena
  2. Pine Bluff
  3. White Hall

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Detailed List Of The Most Conservative Cities In Arkansas

City Rank Population % Conservative
Mena 1 5,692 77.08%
Beebe 2 7,851 75.47%
Searcy 3 23,782 75.47%
Heber Springs 4 7,187 74.64%
Cabot 5 25,102 74.15%
Van Buren 6 22,992 73.55%
Alma 7 5,537 73.55%
Harrison 8 13,131 72.5%
De Queen 9 6,678 72.43%
Russellville 10 28,738 72.23%
Mountain Home 11 12,309 70.78%
Batesville 12 10,479 70.4%
Bryant 13 19,162 70.04%
Benton 14 32,725 70.04%
Texarkana 15 30,127 69.29%
Pea Ridge 16 5,046 68.95%
Centerton 17 10,764 68.95%
Lowell 18 8,011 68.95%
Bentonville 19 40,368 68.95%
Rogers 20 60,384 68.95%
Siloam Springs 21 15,832 68.95%
Fort Smith 22 87,603 67.27%
Greenwood 23 9,283 67.27%
Paragould 24 27,228 65.92%
Trumann 25 7,179 65.79%
Conway 26 63,555 64.45%
Greenbrier 27 5,090 64.45%
Jonesboro 28 71,576 64.2%
Wynne 29 8,242 63.9%
Hot Springs 30 35,539 63.87%
Malvern 31 10,770 63.03%
Clarksville 32 9,338 62.53%
El Dorado 33 18,480 62.29%
Pocahontas 34 6,516 62.14%
Hope 35 10,001 61.9%
Crossett 36 5,333 61.44%
Magnolia 37 11,690 61.24%
Berryville 38 5,339 60.15%
Stuttgart 39 9,195 60.01%
Monticello 40 9,793 58.6%
Warren 41 5,852 58.43%
Morrilton 42 6,746 58.4%
Newport 43 7,782 57.45%
Fayetteville 44 79,037 56.33%
Springdale 45 75,088 56.33%
Farmington 46 6,336 56.33%
Camden 47 11,683 53.52%
Arkadelphia 48 10,721 51.65%
Blytheville 49 15,090 49.37%
Osceola 50 7,424 49.37%
Maumelle 51 17,695 43.28%
North Little Rock 52 65,538 43.28%
Sherwood 53 30,210 43.28%
Jacksonville 54 28,726 43.28%
Little Rock 55 196,943 43.28%
West Memphis 56 25,544 41.86%
Marion 57 12,328 41.86%
Forrest City 58 14,999 40.28%
White Hall 59 5,319 34.77%
Pine Bluff 60 46,228 34.77%
Helena-West Helena 61 11,546 32.76%

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